This article was started after learning how many wrecks were caused from a driver talking on a cell phone and because one inparticular event made me think of all the dangers that are lurking around when using a cell phone while driving.
If you feel the need to use it while driving, purchase an ear peice, you can get one from Wal-Mart for approximatly ten to fifteen dollars.
I was watching the news one night and I noticed that they were doing a special report on a child whose lfe was lost from an auto accident. I tuned into this and with visions running wild, I listened to every word that the news reporter had to offer.
This child was playing at the park with her two older brothers. She was just a little child and not older than the age of four. The driver dropped his cell phone in the floor and his important phone call was inturrupted. The driver bent over to grab the phone and when he looked up, a little girl was walking out in front of the car. The driver hit the girl and killed her. Some might look at this as though it were an accident, others might say that it was the child’s fault, and then there is the last option, the driver talking on his cell phone. Sadly, the driver took off and left the little girl laying there. The driver turned himself in after contacting an attorney and learning that the girl had died. I in no way blame the child, she was too little too know.
Before you decide to drive while on your cell phone, ask yourself if it is worth a person’s life. I know that a lot of people say that they can talk on their phone and drive at the same time and that they are not ignorant enough to bend over to pick up a dropped cell phone. For those people, I can only say one thing, I use to drive while talking on my phone and that this accident isn’t what stopped me. I had stopped long before the accident. The reason for the change was because I was driving down the road one day, talking on my cell phone, when a dog ran out in front of me. I nearly hit the dog. I asked myself where this dog came from. Had I not seen him, did he come out of nowhere? What if that would have been a child? From that day on, I refused to talk on my cell phone. There is no call that is more important than someone’s life.
You may not see talking on your cell phone as a big deal but you need to ask yourself a few questions before you do it. Does the phone block part of your view when you are looking behind you to change lanes? Do you space out or become deep in thought while talking on your cell phone? Have you ever had to stop suddenly because you almost hit a car while chatting away with your best friend? How important is the call, can it wait until you stop or pull over? Even if you have never had any of these problems, is it worth finding out?