Real Talk, texting while driving is a dangerous situation. People know the consequences of texting while operating an automobile. However, no one seems to take it seriously.
I myself was guilty of texting while driving at one point. When driving with my younger sister in the car one day, I attempted to text. She made a comment that I shouldn’t text while driving because someone could get hurt. I put my phone away while she was in the car but, I continued to check my text messages, tweets, and facebook while driving a lone. One day while on my way to work, I was too busy looking at my phone when I drove out in front of a car at an intersection. I was not paying attention to all of the lanes on the high-way. I normally look both ways twice before crossing an intersection or turning onto a road. That day, I didn’t look twice. Instead I looked once at the road and then at my phone as I drove into oncoming traffic.
When finally looking up and looking to my left, I remember seeing a gray car coming at me holding their brakes. However, the car swerved into another lane just missing me as I quickly drove across into the medium. My nerves were shook as I sat in the medium for a couple of minutes when I realized the car who almost hit me was pulled over to the side of the road. I was afraid and attempted to get out my car to ask the other driver if she and everyone in her car were okay. However, the driver looked at me with a devastating angry look and drove off. It was luck and God that no one got hurt. After that day I make great effort to not respond to any texts or social network notifications while driving.
Many people have lost their lives because of distractions on the highway. I refuse to be the cause of someone losing their life or a loved one; I don’t want someone who was too busy texting and driving to be the reason for anyone’s death. I am taking an action to not text while driving; I believe everyone needs to do the same.