The dangers of texting while DRIVING

You think it’s not a big deal

You’ve been driving several years

But have you really thought about

The cause of many tears

 

What if…….for just an instance

Your eyes have left the road

Your hands were busy TEXTING

And your mind was in THAT mode

 

It only takes a second

To make a fatal mistake

And once that it has happened

The consequences are hard to take

 

You say that it won’t happen to me

I’m ALWAYS in control

But what about the time it did

Was it worth the life you stole?

 

So keep your phone out of arms reach

Until you’ve reached your destination

YOU are responsible for your actions

Driving deserves your concentration

 

Must it always take disaster?

To open up our eyes

Please teach by your example

Before more of the world dies….

*********************

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  2. Well done…. also let those loved ones who think they can “get away with texting and driving every now and then” the following – Text and Drive specifically was the cause of 16,141 highway deaths from 2001 to 2007 and over 200,000 non fatal accidents last year. For every 6 seconds a driver spends texting, 4.6 of those seconds are with their eyes off the road, which makes texting the most dangerous cell phone activity anyone can engage in while operating a 5,000 pound piece of steel and glass. If technology is going to help, it should get all driver’s eyes back on the road where they belong.

    I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting mom. Instead of expensive software with recurring fees that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens), I built a tool called OTTER that is a simple GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. It also silences call ringtones while driving unless you have a bluetooth enabled. Its an easy way for any user (NOT just teens) to manage that text and drive temptation.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER LLC
    OTTER app

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