A few nights ago, my neighbor, was hit by a car while standing on the median/sidewalk to cross the street. It was late at night, she was walking home from a local restaurant. She decided to walk home because she had had a couple of drinks and didn’t want to drive and put herself at risk or anyone else.
The lady who hit her was TEXTING while DRIVING. Remember why my neighbor decided to walk home?
Because she was DRINKING and didn’t want to DRIVE home.
I think its fair to say that drinking and texting is almost the same. You’re not focused, you swerve, you’re not paying attention. You’re putting yourself and others at risk. Really, any kind of distraction while behind the wheel is dangerous to you and others.
My neighbor is lucky to be alive. She has multiple internal and external injuries. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her.
I had heard somewhere that, “it only takes a second for an eternal heartache.” Don’t let that heartache be your loved ones or somebody else’s loved ones.
So, will you join me and sign the No Phone Zone pledge?