Folks, I have to admit that I driven my car while reading a text message or email. I've even sent tweets while I drive. I've never felt as though I've been in any danger while doing so. However, I see videos like these and it causes me to think. Wow! I really should stop looking at my phone while I drive. Part of me thinks, I've got a lot of experience under my belt. I have a pretty good feel for where my car is and what is going on around me as bring my phone up to a certain spot as I'm driving down the road. I don't feel I ever give my phone more attention than I ever did when I used to change the car radio station or to quickly glance down at the clock to see what time it was while driving.
The thing is that I know I wouldn't want my children to do this when they start driving. The deal is that I am setting an example for my children, and I'm not sure I want to send the message of “Do what I say, not as I do here.” Who knows, perhaps today will be the day that I decide to no longer glance at any sort of messages on my phone while my vehicle is moving. I wonder if either of the following two videos impact you the way they do me.
WARNING: While the following video is a “produced fictional account” the video is very GRAPHIC IN NATURE. I would avoid watching the following video with young children around!!!