One of the great things about the technological advances of the past 20 years is how it connects us, every person, together. We have the ability to communicate with friends on the other side of the city; family across the country; and people we know all over the word, and the ability to do this is just a pocket, and some fingertips, away.
It's all so easy that it's no wonder that distracted driving and texting while driving has become such a problem over the last decade or so. Our source article today isn't from Missouri. In fact, the details of the crash really don’t matter. All you need to know is that a man was driving and decided to take out his phone and text someone. After that, he crashed into the back of another vehicle. He was promptly arrested.
The greater point we're trying to make is just how commonplace these accidents are. Seriously, just check out a Google search for "texting while driving accident." The list populates with seemingly endless stories of people who took out there phone and started texting during the one moment in their lives that they should be focused on the road and nothing else.
Cellphones and their immaculate capabilities are truly amazing, and everyone enjoys these devices for what they offer. But everyone, please: let's put away the phones when we are behind the wheel of a car. It will probably save your life, and the lives of others who share the road with you.
Source: WRCB, "Man texting while driving gets into accident and is arrested," Oct. 28, 2014