I have seen a lot of car accidents in my life. I have seen a lot of car crashes as well. I have sen almost everything you can imagine when it comes to a car colliding or two cars colliding. I have seen people putting on makeup, drinking, eating, texting, talking, and simply not paying attention.
But, this surprises me. People do dumb things with their cars and their cell phone. I know people call and drive. I know people text and drive. But apparently almost 1 in 4 drivers is also surfing the internet and driving!
Now most of you probably think it is a kid issue. Kids, teens, even young adults want to constantly talk to their friends. When we were growing up, you had to go see them or talk to them from your home phone. Today, teens and young adults keep in touch with their cell phones more than anything else.
However, I am wrong about who is doing this. “The increases are driven largely by the growing use of smartphones among drivers 40 and older, says Chris Mullen, State Farm’s director of technology research. ‘It’s not just a youthful problem.'” Yes, you read that right. It is not just a youthful problem. My generation, people over 40, are doing this more than kids!
By the way, it is against the law in many states to text and drive. In California, the law says you cannot text and drive. At least, that is what most people think. But, it is actually against the law to use your cell phone. That would include checking email, surfing the web, etc….
So it looks like people are driving and texting, driving and calling, and driving and surfing the web. This is a serious issue that people need to be aware of. We talk about it, but how many people still text and drive?
When you are out on the road, be careful. Your first job when you are driving is to get where you are going safely and to make sure its safe for you, and everyone else on the road. Do not get into a car accident because you are doing something other than driving!