Thursday, March 13, 2014
It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This week we are studying the letter "Q" as in please QUIT texting and driving!
Back in the early 1990's I used to drive my husband to work. It was less than ten miles and we'd hit the road sometime between 6:15 and 6:30 AM. I used to be horrified by all the drunk drivers I saw on the road. I kept seeing more and more cars driving very slowly or swerving into the next lane. I thought it was kind of strange to see them on the road at this time of day since bars closed at 2:00 AM. Then I realized what was happening. People were talking on cell phones! This was long before most of us had them and talking while driving was an unusual event.
Then texting came into being. I'm not sure exactly when texting began. It seems like it's been around forever, but it's probably a relatively short period of time. Could it be less than ten years?
Texting and driving is even more dangerous than talking on the cell phone while driving. You have to take your eyes off the road for extended periods of time. I think it should be illegal. In Texas a few years back the legislature passed a bill to ban texting and driving, but the governor vetoed the bill. (In Texas cell phone use is only illegal in school zones.) It varies from state to state. Personally, I'm in favor of any kind of ban on cell phone use while driving. However, that's probably not going to happen in a lot of places.
I don't know what the law is by you, but at the very least please voluntarily QUIT texting while driving! It's not worth someone's life.
This one made me smile.
Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants.
I hope Jenny will be back with us soon!!!