Put the Cell Phone Down, Please
I decided many months to stop talking on the phone and driving. I stop running my mouth on the phone after reading that others had died or killed others because they were driving and talking on the phone. There was a time when I enjoyed driving and talking as it helped the boredom of driving almost 35 minutes a day one way to the office. But after once talking on the phone and looking up to find that I had driven almost an hour away from my destination I knew I had to stop.
Several other things trimmed down my drive talk.
# I found myself lost and did not know where I was because I was talking and driving. Nothing was familiar.
# I pulled to a four way stop sign and we all were on the phone. That scared me.
# Over ten accidents, and more than 15 deaths occurred last summer and the deaths were attributed to at least one of the drivers talking on the phone.
Now if I get a call, I pull into a grocery store or other busy lot to talk. I don't want to kill myself or ever cause another person to die because I did something stupid.