As I was crawling down the freeway heading for home yesterday, I noticed the Cadillac Esplanade in front of me was randomly swerving into the left medium only to quickly correct itself. Then it would surge forward followed by slamming on the brakes to come to an abrupt stop. This erratic behavior drew my attention and I peered into the rear window to investigate. The driver had a cell phone propped up on the steering wheel where he was texting feverishishly. He would laugh and continue on again. I am positive the person who was receiving his messages was fond of him. He was quite enjoying the conversation. How would the person on the receiving end feel if all of a sudden the messages stopped and the phone became silent? How would that person feel by distracting the driver for a split second he crossed over the medium plummeting into oncoming traffic killing himself and possibly someone else? We, as real estate agents, are trying to take advantage of every minute. It is easy to pick up the cell phone while driving to make calls that we just haven't had a chance to get to all day. It maybe a course of business for you. Please consider the risk you take.
Please invest the minimal cost of a BlueTooth and talk hands-free. There are people depending on you. They love you. Your life is worth it!