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When you see a sign like that it makes you take notice right?  So when EVERYONE on tv, on the radio, on all social media outlets says don't text and drive AND gives you plenty of terrifying video and pictures of accidents that have happened while this is going on why do people continue to do it?  I'm sure that all of the people involved in those accidents thought, "It won't happen to me - it only happens to other people."  

Now the "big thing" is making videos while driving.  It has been proven over and over.  When you are texting and/or making videos you are not looking at the road. According to, "Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded".

If you want to see statistics on distracted driving you can go to:  Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving

If you must make a video or text someone while in your car, pull over and make your video or send your text then drive on and allow yourself and those you may have come in contact with, literally, while texting or making your all important video, to live another day.  Your family and theirs will appreciate it.

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Comments (7)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Unfortunately Vickie you're right. The mantra "This won't happen to me" is the mentality of too many people until it happens to them. By then it's too late, damage done. Hopefully attitudes will change & more lives will be saved.

Feb 15, 2017 01:38 PM
Vickie Teel

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - thanks for your comment.  I wish I knew how to make people understand how dangerous it is to themselves and others.

Mar 05, 2017 03:35 AM
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ

Vickie,  Hopefully with reading your blog message people will realize the danger and stop texting while driving. Thank you for sharing

Feb 15, 2017 04:47 PM
Vickie Teel

Hi Noel Mayer thank you for your comment - I wish I could do more to get the message out.

Mar 05, 2017 03:37 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   We lost a friend of a friend last month.  Texting and driving, ran off the road and hit a tree.  She was only 25 years old. 

Feb 22, 2017 06:17 AM
Vickie Teel

Oh Fred Griffin I'm so very sorry to hear this.  It doesn't seem to matter how many times people see these statistics or very sad stories their cell phones take priority over all common sense.  I pray for peace and comfort for her family and friends.

Mar 05, 2017 03:41 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Vickie, great wisdom in your post.... thanks to emails, texting etc a simple 30 min six mile trip in Los Angeles now often takes me often  45 min to an hour because people are all sitting at the green light as they are still head down texting or emailing....and at least they are not causing tragedies....Endre

Feb 22, 2017 02:29 PM
Vickie Teel

Wow Endre Barath, Jr. - that's crazy!  Yes at least they are sitting still when doing it.

Mar 05, 2017 03:42 AM
Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Great post and information Vickie.    It is very scary to be on the roads now.    Android Auto is great for helping to keep people off their phones while driving.   When it's hooked up, you can't access your phone.  A little more practice with the commands and I should be all set.  

Feb 25, 2017 04:51 AM
Vickie Teel

That's great to hear Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate Thank you for being so diligent about it.

Mar 05, 2017 03:43 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I know that I can not text and drive. I pull over to do that. I don't need any financial debt added to my scales!

Mar 04, 2017 07:08 PM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

That's great Sussie Sutton - thank you for doing that!

Mar 05, 2017 03:44 AM