We’ve all seen the commercials. A driver takes his or her eyes off the road to read a text message, three seconds, maybe four… and suddenly the driver’s life is changed by a horrific accident.
These advertisements are hard to watch. No driver wants to think about being responsible for a traffic accident that takes his or her own life or the lives of other motorists or pedestrians. Nevertheless, most drivers still use their cell phones while operating their vehicle. While taking a phone call is dangerous enough, the advent of text messaging made cell phones even more incompatible with driving a car. Reading or sending a text or email takes both eyes off of the road, your mind off the task of driving, and sometimes both hands off the wheel.
The next time you hear that irresistible beep or feel that buzz, remember these 10 reasons not to text and drive.