It’s time to put the phone away

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It’s time to put the phone away

It’s something we hear day after day – texting and driving is dangerous. But how about having our phones while driving in general?

Even if you have made the commitment to not text and drive, think twice about using your phone as it still puts ourselves, and others, at risk.
Our phones are truly a deadly distraction while driving, and it’s time to put them away.

You’ve seen these videos, but many feature teens and the dangers of distracted driving; however, the truth is distracted driving and the use of cell phones affects every one. Read the AT&T survey below:

Here’s the jaw dropper: A recent AT& T survey shows that it’s adults, not teens (as might be suspected), that lead the trend on texting and driving. Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving compared with 43% of teenagers. Of those polled, more than 98% of adults — almost all of them — admit they know it’s wrong. That survey revealed that 41% of teens say they’ve seen their parents text and drive too.

Watch the video – what stands out is the woman in the video wasn’t even texting. Proof that it doesn’t take much for our lives to change forever.

To ensure you stay distraction-free while driving. Put your phone out of reach while driving. It’s that simple and can wait. There also are many apps that can be downloaded on your phone that can stall incoming calls and texts while you are driving.

Whatever it takes, the point is that we all need to find a way to leave our phones alone while we’re driving. It’s not worth a life.