Driving. It’s something we take for granted. It’s an everyday occurrence for most of us, and something that comes almost as easily to us as breathing. However, what we don’t think of us how hard driving actually is, how stressful it can be, and how distracted we are when we’re driving. From kids in the back seats, talking to your passenger, trying to get in a quick meal, listening to music, taking phone calls, and yes, texting. There’s so many distractions in the car.
This month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to straighten up yourself, as well as become a good driving role model for your kids who will one day be sitting in that drivers seat.
Social Media has become one of the most distracting things in our everyday lives, and using it in the car is no exception. If your posting/texting or not, think of the notifications you get while you’re driving and the urge you have to check them. Technology is great, but sometimes, it can be dangerous. Car manufacturers are coming up with ways to make it less distracting by using voice activation, but it’s still as distracting in my opinion, your mind is on the message, not the road.
Safety is important, especially on the road, would you be willing to give up your cell phone use in the car (both handheld and hands free) while driving, for at least a week? Something that’s hard to do, I know, we’re so connected today and think we need it “just in case” but what’s wrong with putting it away for a short period of time, and having you and your kids safe while you’re driving? I’m willing to do it, are you?
Take the challenge with me, when you do, you’ll notice how many people around you are distracted by their devices. Is what’s on your device really that important? Is it more important than your own life, the life of your kids, or the life of others around you? Can’t it wait until you’re out of the car? We need a change, our society needs a change, there’s far too many distractions and distracted drivers on the road. We need to value our lives, not social media!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and The National Safety Council wants to draw everyone’s attention on how to Take Back Your Drive. Visit their website and take the Focused Driver Challenge and pledge yourself, your children, and other family members by taking the pledge to drive cell free.
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