Don’t do dumb things – Texting and Driving

Although this blog is mainly used for entertainment purposes, today’s post is deadly serious.  I happened to come across a disturbing and eye opening public service announcement video that I feel is important enough to share. It is my hope that by sharing this message the current attitude about texting while driving being okay, will change.

A Case for Texting while Driving

Before you watch this video be warned, it is graphic and intense.  If you are overly sensitive to seeing human tragedy, I suggest you skip it.  To be honest, when I finished watching I felt physically sick. This accident is a reenactment of a real accident that killed four people in Tredgar, located in south-east Wales. The Tredegar Comprehensive School and Gwent Police banded together to create this teaser for a longer video created to emphasize how dangerous it is to text and drive, especially for young or new drivers.

 

This isn’t the only video about a tragedy that has happened because of a distracted driver, there are dozens if not more online.  With the coming of new and better technology available for phones and personal devices this problem will only continue to grow.

For this, I plead with you –

Don’t do dumb things.

The world is a fantastic and wonderful place filled with fascinating people and thrilling adventures. Too many accidents happen when people fail to think through their actions beforehand. They think, “That could never happen to me. I’m careful. I’ve done it before.”

It’s not if the accident will happen, with this attitude, it’s when.

I grieve for all the families who have suffered tragedy and death due to texting and driving.   I don’t know about the rest of you, but today I’m holding my babies tighter and praying that the people driving around where they play and go to school put their phones away and pay attention.  No should ever have to bury a loved one because of this.

Oh, and wear your seat belt

To leave this heavy message on a brighter note, here is perhaps the best commercial for wearing a seat belt. It’ll make you cry, but in a good way.

If you feel this message is important, speak out! Share, reblog, tweet, pin, and be a part of the solution.  You can make a difference!

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13 thoughts on “Don’t do dumb things – Texting and Driving

    • The way the statistics are leaning within 5 years it will be hard to find a family that hasn’t been directly affected by a texting related accident.

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  1. It’s ridiculous to text and drive . . . or to drive while applying make-up, reading a map, or anything else that requires a driver to take their eyes off the road.

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    • Thanks for coming by! The problem of texting and driving is reaching a crisis level, the more people who pledge to put their phones away while driving, the better!

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  2. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in my rear view mirror and seen someone race up on me with his face buried in a cell phone and then brake hard at the last second. Good message.

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  3. I didn’t watch the video–again. I’ve seen it before. Scary. One of my best friends lost her sister when she was broadsided by a sixteen-year-old who missed a stop sign becasue she was texting. My friend’s parents were in the car with her and they were injured so severely they were both in Intensive Care during their daughter’s funeral. It was quite a few years ago, just as texting became popular. I learned my lesson then. It is SO DANGEROUS to text while driving!

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