Aug 18, 2010

Please don't text and drive

Family, friends and any reader of this blog,

I don't talk to a majority of you on a daily basis.  However, I want to please ask that you all refrain from texting, tweeting, e-mailing, or even talking on the phone while you're driving.

There is nothing that is so important that it has to be sent or said while you're operating a motor vehicle.

Dr. Frank Ryan was a prominent Beverly Hills surgeon that I met on plenty of occasions.  He was a great guy and was great at what he did.  However, he recently passed away in a car accident after falling off the side of the PCH.  He died from blunt force head trauma -- a result of him tweeting while driving.

I know I am guilty of this and I am going to stop today.  It's not too late to make a significant change in your life, especially if it's' what ends up saving it -- or someone else.  Nobody wants the burden of harming another human being, and nobody wants to hear their friend or family member lost their life due to a social network or text being sent.

Boys, put your phone in your center console or glove compartment (or pocket).  Ladies, keep your phone in your purse.  Don't answer it until you have stopped your vehicle (meaning it's off); don't type anything while you're in the car.  If you have to talk on the phone, get a bluetooth.  As always, please wear your seatbelt.

These are some videos I found about texting and driving.  They're pretty graphic, however I feel they're necessary to see.  They scared me enough that I'm not going to use my phone in the car anymore, and hopefully it will convince you as well.  It really hits the heart watching some of these scenarios.





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