Gotcha. I actually don’t drink and drive. I do something worse.
I text and drive.
I have gotten so much better in the last year.
It’s made me safer and the people around me safer.
Just allowing my drive time to be a time of silence.
I don’t even turn the radio on.
It’s almost the most refreshing time of my day.
The silence in the car.
But after a while the urge to connect comes at me quite similar to a drug addict in need of a hit.
Because let’s be honest, it is a drug, and we are addicted.
Drivers who are texting while behind the wheel have a 23% higher chance of causing a crash. That is equivalent to downing four beers and then getting behind the wheel according to the National Highway & Transportation Administration (NHTSA) website, distraction.org.
The average texter takes their eyes off the road for 23 seconds to browse, dial and send a message — not to mention the time it takes to find the phone in the first place.
Most of us would NEVER drink and drive. Well, we basically are.
So let’s put the phones down today.
How is your struggle with this?