Monday, October 26, 2009

The Results of Cell Phone Use While Driving

The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing themotorcycle. The riders reaction time was not sufficientenough to avoid this accident. The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department.

Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Wake up people.

Stop talking on Cell phones and Texting while trying to drive.

Put your Cell phone in the back seat !!!

The above was received in email. No, I didn't check this out for veracity. As stated above, a picture is worth a thousand words. This kind of accident is 100% avoidable. Three people died because one person was too selfish to think of the safety of anyone else, much less his or her own safety.

Cell phones, texting, and driving do not mix. No matter how good you think you are, you are not that good. If you must use a cell, then please, use a hands-free device. If you must text, pull off to the side of the road.

As a general thing, I don't care what you do to risk your life, but when you're talking on a cell phone, you're also risking mine. I know that you may think your reaction time is super and you can react in time to avoid any accidents. You may even have done it. You're playing on borrowed time and your luck will run out.

Don't think that just because you're young you're any better than the elderly person driving down the street. When your attention is diverted, (talking will divert your attention, and lets not even talk about how texting diverts your attention) you've just narrowed the gap in the differences between you and that white haired dear in the other car.

The life you save might be your own. Or mine.

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