By now, you’ve heard all this talk about texting while driving–it’s dangerous, it’s dumb, it’s stupid. But everybody’s done it and nobody you know’s been hurt, right? There were car accidents way before there were cell phones, right? So what’s the big deal, right?
Let’s be honest: odds are you probably won’t get in a really bad accident. Isn’t life a lot about odds anyhow? You’re a pretty good driver. You’ve been on these roads a hundred times. You’re smart. You’re quick. The odds really are in your favor.
Here’s something most people never think about: what if you survive, but someone else doesn’t make it with you? And maybe it’s your fault? Who would want to live with that?
Try this right now: try typing for 6 seconds with your eyes closed and see how well you do. Texting drivers are 29 percent more likely to be involved in an accident, twice as likely as intoxicated drivers.
Maybe the accident would be your fault, maybe not, but were you paying attention? You have to live with the answer forever.
OK, so life’s about odds, right? But some things are too important to gamble with. But even if you’re way too smart to get hurt, you still have a duty to protect the lives of your passengers and the rest of the people in the world.
Some things can never be FIXED.
Some things can just…WAIT.
Some stuff just isn’t that IMPORTANT.