We've all done it before.
Texting and driving.
I'll admit, I have a horrible habit of this. I have heard it so many times..
Seriously, I now realize there's nothing so important that it can't wait until the car is in park.
I was on the road yesterday evening and was distracted by texting. I was pulled over by an umarked police vehicle.
I am human, I made a mistake and know I should never have been doing that.
Statistics show that texting is worse than drunk driving.
I was distracted and my car swerved to get back center in the lane and thus I was pulled over.
The first thing the police officer asked me is if I was texting while I was driving. And I was honest and said I was. And he said this is exactly why they are trying to make it illegal.
And he did say they are trying to make it a crime by the end of the year.
Then I was slapped with a $166 traffic ticket for careless driving.
I was totally embarrased and really had no excuse.
In the grand scheme of things $166 is nothing compared to what could have been, which it could have been way worse.
Texting while driving is no joke and I learned a huge lesson from this whole experience.
I'm sure there will be people who may read this who have been affected by accidents or deaths contributed to texting while driving and I don't make light of that.
Do you have a habit of this?
If you text while driving, STOP!
It's not worth it. I don't just say this because I got a ticket but you can kill yourself or someone else.
And I'm glad to pay that $166 and take the class to keep the points off my license if it means I will stop.
I saw this bumper sticker before and it's so so true!!!
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