Texting while driving is illegal
I thought there was a program to crack down on texting while driving.
I was in Natrona Heights last week, stopped at the light at Blessed Sacrament waiting for my turn to go. All traffic was stopped on Freeport Road and my light turned green. I proceeded to make my left turn when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw an SUV bearing down on me.
I slammed on my brakes and the girl continued through the light at approximately at 40 mph. She was texting! I pulled across the street to compose myself. There were horns honking at this SUV and she paid no attention to how she was driving. All she cared about was texting.
How many people have to lose their lives because they can't put the phone down for five minutes? Are their texts more important than lives? I believe people think so. There have been families whose lives have been disrupted because texting is so important.
I could have been a statistic that day. I don't want to be one. Please, people, stop texting while driving!
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