I just saw some pretty dramatic (and frightening) statistics on the national news:
- When you talk on a cell phone while driving, you are 4 times as likely to have an accident as when not talking on the cell phone....the same as if you were driving while legally drunk.
- When you drive and text while driving, you are 23 times as likely to have an accident as when not texting.
Think about those statistics a moment....really think about them....and then think about how important that next call or text message you "need" to make or take really is.
- Is it worth the financial consequences of having an accident?
- Is it worth the consequences of injuring or killing someone in the other car or in your car in an accident?
- Is it worth injuring yourself and spending time in the hospital or, even worse, being permanently disabled?
- Is it worth more than not being around for your family or those who love you, not being around for what could have been "the rest of your life"?
I know....our business and "stuff" going on in our lives are important. We need to "stay in touch," and "time is of the essence."
Really? It won't wait until we get home or to the office or at least until we pull into a parking lot? How important is it when compared to what is really important in our lives?
Just a thought....and I hope it occurs to you when you next think about talking on the cell phone or texting while driving. How important is it, anyway?
It's a great day here on the Lake in Reston....hope it's a great day wherever you are, too!