Be Part Of The Cure, Not THE Problem

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

As realtors, I'm quite certain the majority of us can multitask even while driving and that there will be no consequences.  As realtors we carry precious cargo with us while showing homes.  These families and individuals look to us for our professionalism and dependability while in our care and put their faith and trust in us to be completely responsible.  Using  your cell phone (talking, texting, and surfing the internet) while driving does cause many accidents - some fatal. 

Driving a motor vehicle requires your full attention and complete concentration. So when you need to make or receive a phone call, be aware of what's around you and pull over to the side of the road safely to do so.  You will be amazed by the reaction of your passengers in showing care for their safety and comfort.

In the March issue of Texas Realtors, there was an article on statistics uncovered about recent studies researched from: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Utah, Nationwide Insurance and The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

* 81% of drivers in the US admit to talking on their phones while driving
4 times more likely that a driver on a cell phone than an undistracted driver will be involved in the crash
* 37% of your brain's attention is diverted from the task of driving when you listen to a phone call
* There is ZERO difference in reaction times between a driver talking on the cell phone and being legally drunk (0.08% blood alcohol content)

It's time we all reevaluate our cell phone habits for the safety of our clients and others on the road.
Don't be a part of the problem or a consequence of your actions.

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I hate it when some folks get on the phone and make feeble attempts to drive. I really believe that one should be able to pass a driving test and demonstrate their ability to use the phone simultaneously... 

Mar 16, 2010 12:26 PM #1
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Dee Mayers
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Dorie,

I see it every day.  Today I saw 3 people all within a few minutes driving while talking on a hand held cell phone.  You know them too, they are the ones driving below the speed limit.  I wonder if they think that by driving slowly, its OK nothing will happen. 

Mar 16, 2010 01:54 PM #2
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael,

Actually it's easy..they shouldn't be talking and driving after looking at the studies completed!

 

Mar 16, 2010 09:44 PM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Dee,

Unfortunately most every driver I see is talking on the cell phone..all trying to multitask!

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