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Texting While Driving

I know this doesn’t have anything to do with interior design but it happens to be something I feel very strongly about. I see people every day that are about to kill themselves or someone else because they are driving down the road texting. They swerve from lane to lane while carrying on a mundane conversation that could wait till later.

Driving while texting is worse than driving while intoxicated. Well, it’s not worse I just see a lot more of it going on. While I see an occasional drunk driver late at night I see swerving caused by texting at all hours of the day. I see a texting driver at least every other day. Sending or receiving a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. That is like driving the length of a football field blindfolded at highway speeds.

According to a newsletter published by The Ryder Law Firm one out of every five drivers sends or receives text messages while driving.

An estimated one out of every five drivers sends or receives text messages while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway. Many of these individuals are young or inexperienced drivers, who do not understand or appreciate the significant, adverse effect this has on their ability to safely operate an automobile.

Don’t text and drive! If you cause an accident or get hurt in an accident you won’t be enjoying any fine interior design.

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