You’re driving 65 mph on the highway. Suddenly the phone loudly dings. You have two options.
#1 – Avoid the ding and keep driving.
#2 – Look down (just for a second).
Once you look down, the chances of responding to that text go up significantly. And once you start texting and driving, the chances of your death in an auto accident go up significantly. With today’s bombardment of non-stop rings and dings, we need to be even more aware of what dangers can arise if we don’t set up boundaries while behind the wheel. As the video below portrays, this is just a glimpse of what transpires when a 2 second text takes your eyes off the road.
One of the top ways to prevent an early death, is to not text and drive. It’s that simple. I have heard countless stories over the years after speaking on this topic, of babies, mothers, fathers, children, six classmates at once, etc. who have died due to the direct result of texting behind the wheel. Teens have showed me trees where their friends died after swerving off the road going anywhere from 65mph to 70 mph. Friends, it’s not worth it to text and drive. The LOL can wait for another 20 minutes!