According to a show guest our brains are not wired to handle that. Startling new research reveals that driving while talking on your cell phone is the same as driving drunk. And texting while driving is worse making it 8 times more likely to get into an accident. See the show clip here.
When I am on the road I see many drivers using cell phones. Alot of times they are the ones driving in front of me super slow unable to stay straight in the lane. So as I pass them to get the hell out of their way I see them chatting or texting on the phone. As if it wasn't bad enough that there are drunk drivers out there. Now we need to stay clear of "distracted drivers".
I am a big believer that things happen how they are meant to. My first husband Paul never wore his seatbelt and I used to get on him all the time about it. He would say to me "When it is my time to go I will go no matter what". Sure enough he was killed in a car accident. Yes he was wearing his seat belt. I guess he got the last word on that! But seriously though it does scare me to know that people are out there making the roads that much more dangerous than they are already. I don't spend too much time worrying about it because I would never leave the house. I can only do my part and drive as safe as I can.
Remember when you first got a driver's license and thought you were invincible? Those days are long over aren't they?
Do you use your cell phone while driving? Do you know anyone who was killed needlessly by a distracted driver? What do you think of Oprah's No Phone Zone?