How a frightening trip to the ER changed my resolve about distracted driving
I believe that it was more than luck. Seeing as I’ve never been trained on how to deflect an oncoming SUV, I felt nothing but profound gratitude for the unseen hands that guided mine, and that cushioned my fall. Clearly, it wasn’t my time to go; the outcome could just as easily have been tragic.
Distracted driving. We’ve all seen it. Most of us have been guilty of it. At what point do we decide that it’s simply time to stop? Many vehicles literally weigh a ton, sometimes two. Is a phone call or text while driving, or even reaching to pick something up, worth what we’re risking by letting ourselves be distracted? Far too much is at stake. We have no idea whose lives could be forever altered by our looking away.
It might be a mom, wearing her favorite pair of jeans, walking into a store to buy donuts for her son’s 12th birthday.
The next morning, I heard my sister singing these words on my voice mail:
No New Year’s Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact here’s just another ordinary day
I’d never been more grateful for another ordinary day.
- Expelling Santa from school? Holiday...
- Toddler basketball star, 'Trick-Shot-Titus,'...
- Federal website fixes allowing more Utahns to...
- 'Sound of Music' hit a high note for family...
- Utah judge could be first to rule on state...
- Food Storage Essentials: What about storing...
- Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say...
- 'Caregiving' it all: When taking care of mom...
- Utah judge could be first to rule on... 106
- Federal website fixes allowing more... 44
- Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say... 25
- Expelling Santa from school? Holiday... 13
- Tips for living: One woman's journey to... 9
- The Killers collaborates with Owen... 7
- Saving Africa? New book casts harsh... 6
- Alpine woman is a dessert contest,... 5