Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Distracted Driving Texting

Texting while driving is about as stupid a thing as a driver can do. Do NOT for one minute think you won't have a wreck. It's not a matter of is it going to happen its a matter of when. Statistically, distracted driving is overtaking drunk driving. Is the last thing on this earth you leave behind is a text LOL.

AT 55 MPH YOUR VEHICLE TRAVELS THE LENGTH OF A FOOTBALL FIELD IN ABOUT A SECOND. THE TIME IT TAKES TO LOOK DOWN TEXT AND LOOK UP. YOU'VE TRAVELED THE DISTANCE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD!
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Are you Ready for this?


You probably by now realize that I am pretty passionate about this issue. A couple members of my family have been involved with drivers who were texting and hit them. Thank God they were minor accidents without significant injury. One lady was texting with her toddler in the back seat and rear-ended our car.

It only takes a moment for tragedy to strike. Sadly too many drivers think they can text and drive. "They got this." Parents if you text and drive in front of your teenage driver's shame on you. This is a bad habit for a young driver to pick-up.

Make sure that you don't set a bad example for younger drivers. Hand the phone to someone in the car and tell them to respond back if it's that important. Tell your kids text your Mom back and tell her were on the way. It's that simple.

Later model vehicles like my Chevrolet Truck have the ability for me to talk and text. This allows me not to take my eyes off the road or handle my phone. I can do everything voice commands. Great system!

If you have to be on the phone, use Bluetooth enabled hands-free systems. The safest policy, stay off the phone in the car period.

Drive safe!

Bruton Motor Sports