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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RAGNAROK TO MY READERS

Please watch the attached video and insure that your children, grandchildren, or anyone you care about sees this as well. It is a real life story about the hazards of texting while driving. However, the same hazards surround any type of driver distraction - the ingestion of liquids of any kind, eating a sandwich "on the fly", arguing with passengers, and cellphone usage in general.

As convenient as the cell phone is, and the fact that the unit itself appears quite harmless and using a cellphone is not illegal, you can still take a life with one when you are behind the wheel. Several states have made cellphone usage while operating a motor vehicle illegal period. Several other states have mandated the use of a "hands-free device", such as a blue-tooth earpiece, for those who feel that they cannot be without that cellphone glued to the side of their face for that 15 minute trip to the store.
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ARE YOU THAT IMPORTANT?

Is that conversation so crucial that you would risk taking a life to initiate it, or allow yourself to become engaged in it while piloting a two ton vehicle down the highway at 70mph? I'm certain that almost all of us have witnessed somebody blowing through a stop light, or drifting from side-to-side while busily chatting away on the cellphone. The hands-free device reduces the risk only slightly, it does not eliminate that risk!

IT ONLY TAKES A SPLIT SECOND OF INATTENTION TO RESULT IN A LIFETIME OF GRIEF!

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