Distracted Driving Pledge
Monday, August 13, 2012
In the last week I've taken a dead kitty and dead puppy off of the road. Both were terrible experiences for me.
However, because of the increased frequencies in hit and run pets, as well as wildlife, I am personally vowing to NOT 'distracted drive'.
What does that mean? ZERO texting. ZERO use of tools on my phone (ie: calculator, calender, etc). MINIMAL looking at the radio station, staring off at houses/birds/people/farmland/ or whatever is not in front of me. And working on only talking if my bluetooth is working.
I will stop treating driving as such a convenient commodity and look at it for what it is: I am the sole controller of a 2+ TON beast.
I make this pledge b/c of my love for the little living things.
Anyone with me? Whats your reason?
(Side note/edit: while I know primarily texting is the cause, there are also many other circumstance that cause us to divert our attention away. Changing ipod music, unwrapping our food, dropping something, putting on makeup. All of these things need to be eliminated. Whatever is your distraction: pull over! You can be 30 seconds later. Its better than risking your life, or someone else, or something else.)