Still Texting & Driving? Pull Over And Watch This [Video]
I've been bearing some confessions in my blogs this week, so here's another: I have called the fuzz on someone whom I saw texting while driving. This person was driving exceptionally slow on busy I-25 and weaving across lanes while people honked at them, and when I drove up next to them, they were looking directly down at their phone.
I didn't do this out of spite or because I was having a hard day, but because someone needs to take incompetent drivers like that off the road! That's what texting behind the wheel makes you, you know. A 2010 study from Car & Driver Magazine concluded that texting while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk. My hope is that someday soon, our society will view it as such, because a lot of people don't think it's that big of a deal. Here's how big of a deal it can be:
Please, just don't! I used to text while driving too, and I made a simple decision NOT to. It is literally that easy.
Side note: Someone else I've called in? One of those d**ks who flashes their brights in your mirror because they don't think you're getting out of their way fast enough, when I was doing 80 and passing people in the fast lane. People have guns, people have phones... So at least try to do the right thing, please? I promise to return the favor.