Is That Text Worth a Life?
Is there anyone that does not own a cell phone these days? Cell phones are quite harmless and even fun when people use them responsibly. The biggest problem we use to deal with was someone being obnoxiously loud on their phone in public. Texting is quickly becoming the most popular thing among teens. A lot of them don’t even understand that texting while driving kills people.
Everyday someone tries to text and drive at the same time and they end up dead or they end up killing someone else. The only smart thing for someone to do would be to wait until they were out of the car or just simply pull the car over before they started to text. That is unfortunately not what most people do. A study has been done that proves that texting while driving is even more deadly than driving while intoxicated. That is not something to take lightly. Many people believe that teens are the problem when it comes to texting and driving. That may very well be but they are not the only guilty ones. Adults are just as guilty as the teens are. There are business people that text while driving because they do not feel like they can wait until they get to the office to set that important meeting or schedule their appointments.
Why not wait 15 minutes until you get to the office parking lot before you start texting it may just save a life. It is so scary for parents when their teenagers finally get a driving license and start hitting the streets. It is normal to be worried. Especially when your teen has a cell phone. You need to talk with your teenager and warn them of the dangers that come with texting and driving. Tell them about the fact that it could kill them or someone else. We can talk to our teens and hope they listen but that is really all we can do.
We could take the phone away but that is not a good idea since we want our teens to be able to reach someone if there is trouble. So how can we be sure that they do not text or use their phones while driving? The answer to that is we can’t. We can only warn them of the dangers and pray that they hear us. Some states have made it a law that using a cell phone while driving is illegal. I believe this is a wonderful law and I hope that all states follow suit. It may not stop everyone from doing it but it just might help cut down the percentage of fatalities due to driving while texting.
There have been studies done that show that about twenty percent of drivers text while in the driver’s seat. This number should be much lower. Nothing could be that important to risk a life. If you have to text right away then pull over to the shoulder of the road. You will be saving a life if you do.