We've all been guilty at some point of letting a measly distraction distort our view of what’s morally right and complete a task while driving. Whether you’re eating, drinking a Coke, or trying to get that favorite song to play through your new auxiliary cord. The vanities of life have surely taken over at some point when your lipsticks look a tad smudged or that one hair is out of place and needs to manly brush. If you analyze your movements from the past week, won’t you find yourself face to face with this moral mirror?
If what’s stated above fits you, there’s a dilemma. Today we see various celebrities providing, not just their endorsements, but heartfelt pleas for youngsters not to text and drive. There are even commercials dedicated to the #X, symbolizing that you’re driving and the text can wait. However, studies show that if presented with that diminutive window of time between when a red light is glaring in front of you, and the green light signals you to go, that texting seems like the best option. How can one attest that? Will Demi Lovato suddenly pop into a young adult’s head and they remember, “It can wait”? No, not when it seems so easy to do so.
Various surveys have found that at least 50% of youngsters exclaimed it was wasn’t hard to text and drive. Multi-tasking seems like the best bet right? Then there’s that ever-present feeling that you’re missing out on something vital by not checking that one text. So the campaign are directed at the blunt truth of it all. They will highlight the brutal vehicle crashes caused by taking your eyes off the road for even one second. But wait, is there another age group that they must draw their attention to as well?
Various young adults also stated that they have witnessed their parents’ texting while driving as well. It’s not to say that they must follow this behavior as a result of what they see, but it is a cause for debate. May be what they see has in turn made them more daring to the fact that nothing can or will happen from a little text.
However, let’s step away from that debacle. When we revisit the first portion of this article, what thoughts come to mind? I know there have been times when I could have turned away to pick up my phone after it had fallen on the car floor or was looking in the mirror for a purpose other than traffic. All of a sudden, the car ahead of you stops abruptly… and then what? Were you able to break? It could all happen in a flash. I say this to show that no action should have the value and importance for you to risk your life or the lives of others.
The simple solution? There is none. You must be vigilant and responsible for yourself, your actions, and the consequences that they consume. In that, there can be no blame shifted. Either you chose to take a risk, or you chose to live. Make sure to take out poll below!