We live in a college town and I always dread the return of the students in the fall. I have nothing against students except that they cause 70 percent of accidents in our community.
I was on my way to town yesterday when a gigantic SUV decided to move to my lane without checking her blind spot. I jumped the curb just to avoid a major disaster. I was shaking from fear, relief and anger rolled into one. I know she was aware of the situation because she swerved to avoid me. We were inches away from a major wreck. I caught up with her at the light and saw her talking on the phone. The light was red and so I was able to look her in the eye and mouthed 'PUT AWAY YOUR PHONE!" She looked at me with the expression of “What’s all the fuss? Nothing happened.” and continued yacking away on her phone. I was so frustrated that I cried and had to stop to calm down
What will it take for drivers to realize that you are courting disaster when multi-tasking while driving? The thought of my near disaster yesterday made me realize this danger.
The sad thing about this is that we fall victims to this bad practice because of other drivers bad choices.