Our family had a close reminder last night of the important of not doing anything in your vehicle to distract yourself from driving. My sister-in-law was injured, and thankfully not killed, when her car hit a semi-truck going interstate speeds. Initial reports are that she was checking her phone shortly before the accident.

Anyone who says they never do that is lying, or 100 years-old. We’ve all “glanced” at our phones and certainly had close calls. Heck, I had a “wake me up” incident recently too when I traveled 1/2 mile and barely remember the trip. All because I “glanced” to read a message.

I support any legislation to ban the act, but I also recognize that legislation won’t be effective unless we all show a little more self-control. Recognize that there’s no reason to check your phone while driving, and if you need to speak with someone, today’s unlimited talk plans provide opportunities without worrying about minutes.


Jeff Taylor

I'm just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I'm also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.


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