It's no secret that texting and driving is a deadly combination. We've all seen the commercials. The ones with friends, sisters, brothers and parents each coming forward sharing the stories of how their lives changed the minute they either sent someone a text or received a text while driving.
I think about this each time I buckle my babies into their car seats. Do I really need to check Instagram while I'm driving? Is that stranger who just posted a picture of their breakfast really going to miss my "like?" How about that text I just received? Something about the new season of Vampire Diaries or a flash sale reminder about monogrammed baby clothes. Can't that wait until I've arrived at my destination before I read it or reply?
The answer is yes. The answer is always yes.
That is why I've chosen to take the It Can Wait pledge to never text and drive. That is why I've chosen to place my phone in my diaper bag in the backseat of my car while driving. Out of reach. Out of temptation to tweet, text or "like."
No text is worth risking my life or the life of my two beautiful boys. No text is worth risking the life of the Grandfather in the car next to me. Or the high school valedictorian in the car behind me.
According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, teens on average, text five times more a day than a typical adult and drivers that text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
No message, no text, no tweet nor status update is worth risking your life or the life of a loved one.
It CAN wait. Take the pledge and make it your New Year's resolution to not text and drive. Let's make the roads a much safer place to be in 2013.
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