17 Super Compelling Reasons to NOT Text and Drive


I would think that by now there would be no controversy over texting and driving but, based on the fact that I have been nearly hit by drivers who are obviously texting while driving on two separate occasions in the past 24 hours, I feel the need to put down in text how absolutely wreck less (or wreck-causing) the practice is…The fact that I’m actually putting time and energy into writing about why one shouldn’t text and drive is in itself supremely annoying.

Whatever: here is a definitive, no holds barred, all-encompassing list of reasons to NOT text and drive:

  1. You could kill yourself
  2. You could kill the people in your vehicle
  3. You could kill other innocent people who have the unfortunate fate of being on the road at the same time you are
  4. You could misspell something in your text, changing the meaning or context your text and come across as creepy or offensive. Autocorrect isn’t as easy to catch when you’re flying down the interstate at 80MPH
  5. In 46 states texting while driving is ILLEGAL
  6. You could miss out on the awesome song on the radio
  7. You could miss your musical cue, “ohhhh we’re halfway there..”
  8. You could run over a dog
  9. You could run over a person
  10. You could hit a deer
  11. You could hit a construction worker
  12. You could hit a curb with your brand new rims
  13. You could miss your exit
  14. You could run into inanimate objects like grocery carts or traffic cones
  15. You could look like a self-absorbed individual who believes their text message is more important than your life and the life of others around you
  16. You could teach your children that breaking the rules is okay as long as you don’t get caught
  17. Someone like me might have her husband driving her around their community taking pictures of drivers who are texting to publically shame them…

Just a thought! Please do us all a favor by buckling up and putting the phone down!

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