Is it boredom? Too busy? Self-importance? Why can't we put our phones down and be present in the moment? This is especially important when sitting in the driver's seat! Being present in a moment could me the difference between life and death…yours or a fellow road mate.
I think I need to issue a renewed challenge to PUT THE PHONE DOWN. Lately, I have been noticing quite a few people on their phones, reading, talking or texting, and driving.
On Wednesday morning, while on Highway 100, traveling through Saint Louis Park, a man weaved over into my lane. I, of course, honked; he jerked back over into his lane. I was near his rear fender. When I advanced and was parallel to the front window, I glanced over. He was looking down at his phone.
Hmmm, he had already gone over into another lane; I had honked; he had corrected; and he was still reading something on his phone! We were not stopped in morning traffic. We were moving along at a pretty good rate of speed, but it was regular, heavy morning traffic. You know, the kind of stop and go, lots of cars on the road kind of traffic where you need to be looking up and paying attention (OK. So, you need to be looking up and paying attention during all traffic scenarios, but you get my point).
Seriously! People, this is dangerous to yourself and to all of those around you on the road and texting/using the internet while driving is illegal! Please STOP! No talking! No texting! No reading emails! Just Drive!
Need some more info on this topic? Check out my Phone Down! Eyes Up! campaign in these posts.
Oh, and this snowed-in toy truck….can't even see it anymore. There's at least another foot or two of snow on it. Over and out…