We all love our cell phones and the evolving technology; I mean carrying your own personal computer around is pretty amazing. But our addiction to this device is not only causing life threatening dangers to us, but to others as well. Let’s accept it when our cell phone’s ring goes off, we are always tempted to slide our hands off the steering wheel, put our eyes off the road, and grab it immediately.

Surely, attending a call while driving is bad, but texting while driving is worse. Texting while driving makes you take your eyes off the road and distracts your mind. You may start with sliding off only one hand from the steering wheel thinking you are capable enough to drive with one hand. But you never even realize when your other hand slides off too. Therefore, it is very important to campaign against this danger.

Nearly 1.3 million people die every year due to road crashes, horrific. Of course, we can blame some of the deaths on poor car servicing and ignorance of not taking the rego check seriously, but most of the accidents do occur due to distracted driving (“Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver”). Think for yourself, do you ever really want to be responsible for a road accident, which could cause injuries to people on the road? The next time you find your phone’s ring tempting while driving, don’t let it overpower you. Instead, keep the following 4 reasons in your mind as to why you shouldn’t answer any calls or texts while driving.

Your Passengers Are Your Responsibility
When you cater your phone’s ping while driving, you do not consider the fact that you are not only risking your life, but also the lives of your passengers. You are responsible for your passengers’ safety, so do not ignore it. Don’t Be A Threat To Other Motorists
Drive sensibly not for your own good but for others on the road as well. If you are

Read the full original post here authored by Therese Gilbert. You can visit her blog here.

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