So I get that there are times when you get a text at a light and you look because you're sitting there doing nothing. We've all done it and are so conditioned to take a peak, not ignoring it as we think any text we get is urgent and must be read and responded to immediately. I've done it too. But there's a distinct difference between taking a peek and carrying on a full conversation for the 2 minute period while the light is red.
I'm ranting today about this because within a mile drive to take my children to school, I had to honk at 2 people while at a light going to and coming from school who were texting and not paying attention. I am a busy mom of 2 boys who owns 2 companies. I don't have time to sit behind you so you can chat it up. PLEASE, PLEASE DRIVE!!! Not only is texting while behind the wheel illegal but is incredibly inconsiderate for those behind you, waiting for you to finish your text.
I came across this pic on the web and it made me shake my head in agreement. Many people have lost their lives texting while driving. I'm no saint, that's for sure but I'm cognoscente of my actions behind the wheel. We all think it will never be us who gets in an accident texting while driving. And honestly, I can't believe I don't know anyone who hasn't been in an accident yet but guarantee there have been those moments with some of these chronic texters who have veered of the road or into another lane. All I ask for today of all my peeps is that you be safe and considerate. It can wait! #stop texting