Feb 26, 2012

The Dangers of Texting

I like to re-post this video every so often, because it is such an important subject. Do yourself a favor and take the ten minutes to watch it. It might save your life.

I don't text very often, mostly because I like my communication the old fashioned way: in person. Lots of people do text, though, very often while they're driving.

Do you do this? If so, watch this short documentary about how a simple text message behind the wheel can end your life. People who have lost loved ones, or who have taken someone's life because of texting, tell their stories in this ten minute video.

There is no text that's worth dying for, as these people found out the hardest way possible. The next time you (or your friend) are tempted to text while driving, remember this video. Keep your eyes on the road and remember how much you could lose.

Update: a Blackberry phone outage that affected texters world wide was linked to a dramatic drop in traffic accidents. When people couldn't text in their cars, they paid more attention to their driving. Imagine that!  LINK

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