Talking, Texting and Driving...Do You Do It?

I'd like to say I've never done this, but I have. Even knowing how many accidents and lives it has cost, it's easy to think it won't happen to you. My phone was usually on the passenger seat next to me, so if it vibrated it was easy to pick up and see who it was from.

My husband recently got a ticket for talking on his cell while driving. He had accidentally set our home security alarm off, and when they called to get the password, he gave the wrong one. They called him back a few mintues later when he was driving and he answered. At first I thought it was unfair that he got a ticket, but he could have pulled over to talk. It was too late anyway. By the time I got home there were police in our driveway. I should have picked an easier password.

Ever since then if I even attempted to make a call in the car, my son would pipe up and yell, "No talking on the phone when driving!" He's a great reminder. Now I keep my purse in the backseat so I'm not even tempted to make or take a call, or check a text or email.

How about you? Do you talk, text, or email when driving?
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Talking, Texting and Driving...Do You Do It?

I'd like to say I've never done this, but I have. Even knowing how many accidents and lives it has cost, it's easy to think it won't happen to you. My phone was usually on the passenger seat next to me, so if it vibrated it was easy to pick up and see who it was from.

My husband recently got a ticket for talking on his cell while driving. He had accidentally set our home security alarm off, and when they called to get the password, he gave the wrong one. They called him back a few mintues later when he was driving and he answered. At first I thought it was unfair that he got a ticket, but he could have pulled over to talk. It was too late anyway. By the time I got home there were police in our driveway. I should have picked an easier password.

Ever since then if I even attempted to make a call in the car, my son would pipe up and yell, "No talking on the phone when driving!" He's a great reminder. Now I keep my purse in the backseat so I'm not even tempted to make or take a call, or check a text or email.

How about you? Do you talk, text, or email when driving?
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