February 27, 2010

Texting While Driving

Have you ever been tempted to text while driving? I know I can't drive and text at the same time but I have attempted to read an incoming note here or there and for me each are equally distracting.

Our son, Drew, works at a TV station that did a story on this and he was asked to be a guinea pig of sorts. Could he text or even read a text, while driving without compromising the attention needed to drive safely? The results were sobering to everyone, especially Drew.

(As you listen to the story note the voice of the officer sitting in the backseat and see if you think he sounds like Dr. Phil.)

I think I'll stick to praying while I drive. It's a whole lot safer.


Linda said...

Not only did the officer sound a little like Dr. Phil, but the newscaster looked a little like Florence Henderson!

I have looked at texts before, but have stopped in the last few months because I know it is so dangerous. I really hope it is banned in all states!

Cheryl Barker said...

I haven't taken up texting yet, and it looks like that may be a good thing! :) Was fun seeing Drew! :)

katiegfromtennessee said...

Hey Mrs. Nancy, it's been awhile since I've been able to catch up with my fellow bloggers:) I have heard about how unsafe it is to text while driving. I believe a young woman whose mom I know from my church, died in a car wreck because she swerved off the road and hit a tree while texting...super sad. I am super cautious now, even with calling people while driving.


Sherry said...

Goodness! He sounds exactly like Dr. Phil!

I'm with you, I'll stick to praying while driving!

As We Sail... said...

wow, enlightening.