Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Morning Question of the Day

Do you or have you ever texted while driving? 

If you watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition 
last night you saw the story of a Texas family whose
 beautiful 17 year old daughter Alex died
 in a single car accident because she was texting.  

Her sweet family now travels around to high schools to talk
 to teenagers about the dangers of texting while driving.  

I hate to admit but I have texted while driving. 

And every single time I do I think...
"I really shouldn't do this, it's not safe"
and yet I do. 

Which is absolutely RIDICULOUS.

But NO more. 
There is nothing I need to text that is so important that
 I am willing to put anyone's life at risk. 


So I'm printing out this pledge and signing it. 

What about you?


  1. I have texted while driving too, and like you i'm thinking to myself "this is dangerous" but mostly I will text at stop signs and make sure there is no oncoming traffic. But I really scolded my daughter when she was texting while driving with me in the passenger seat!

  2. This is exactly how I feel. I do on occasion text while driving. Not anymore. Thanks for reminding me how unsafe and selfish this practice is.

  3. Don't have a personal cell phone and my hubby does not have texting available on his. I do we survive?

  4. I have texted while driving in the past and i do admit, i will look at or answer a text while i am at a red light. But when my oldest started driving I told him he wasn't allowed and that I wouldn't either.

  5. Seriously? Why do we even have to discuss this? What can people possibly have to say or read that is worth someone's life? These are the technology "conveniences" that disgust me. When did we begin believing our communication has to be immediate, and more important than the safety of others? (Sorry, Shannon, I just had to get that out. I am absolutely baffled by the fact that people will put others at risk rather than wait to read or send a text. And then they will lie to themselves and say they are a safe driver.)