This afternoon I witnessed yet another absolutely careless act thanks to the temptation of technology.
As my husband and I were headed back from High Point, we were passed by an SUV that was weaving in and out of their lane and nearly rear ended another vehicle.
When I am a passenger, I see this type of behavior all to often.
To say that it’s scary to pass another driver and see them texting and driving is an understatement.
It makes me mad as hell.
This person is not only putting their own life at risk, but mine and everyone on the road around them.
This isn’t a game. There is no rest button.
I don’t know this woman, but I would give anything to ask her what was SO important that she was willing to gamble the lives of everyone on the road around her today to play with her phone.
I was curious so I asked my twitter followers if they texted and drove.
@hatchedit points out as parents it’s our own example that our children will follow. You text and drive . . . so will they. And she went on to point out that we can be tempted to text at stoplights and in heavy traffic.
@MsAJRogers said NO and that it was dumb.
@JohnGessner said NO to texts and phone calls and that distractions should be outlawed.
@ServproTriad said they thought they saw this woman run off the road too!
@highnotech said yes. Just not at the same time. (Smart man!)
So here we all are, faced with the temptation of technology [some images NSFL] . . . I hope that the message is LOUD AND CLEAR . . . It can wait.