Texting and driving at the same time is a crime that often goes unpunished. The passiveness of the driving and texting laws across the country is certainly an issue, as there have been thousands of accidental deaths due to people paying more attention to their phones than the road.
If there is one thing that we are aware of in regards to our high-tech smartphones, it’s that they are a lot of fun to play with. The multitude of available apps, games, and musical tunes make them one of the handiest devices one can own.
Unfortunately, regardless of a smartphone’s usefulness, it can become quite a dangerous hazard. There are several reasons why a driver should avoid driving and texting simultaneously at all costs. Some of the reasons include: being the cause of accidents, a distraction that takes one’s eyes of roads, can end up damaging one’s phone due to dropping, and last but not least, it is against the law.
In order to break the habit of driving and texting, one should practice a few good habits that will prevent them from committing the same crime in the future.
Yes, it is indeed a crime!
Although it may seem absurd to call it a crime, think about it in comparison to a DWI/DUI. Both scenarios can end up taking people’s lives. Not only is the texter’s and passengers’ lives at risk, but so are the lives of nearby drivers on the road.
Breaking the habit of texting and driving can be solved by taking part in a few different tasks. If the driver becomes distracted by their phone due to wanting to change a song, they can simply create a pre-selected playlist to fit their preferences. A long playlist that will sustain itself through a long-ride will keep the driver’s eyes focused on the road and ears in an enjoyable state from hearing their favorite tunes. The best part about this is that they do not need to fidget between the steering wheel and phone.
By investing in a phone/car intercom speaker, the driver can simply press a button to make and receive calls. Most of today’s newer smartphones are built with intelligent technologies that allow them to use their voice to control their phone. This is extremely beneficial for those that are regularly on the road and want to avoid potential scenarios of either being pulled over or causing an accident.
Investing in a bluetooth device is also recommended for those that may be used to receiving and/or making calls while driving. Any type of hands-free calling capabilities is better than juggling between one’s phone and steering wheel. We know that there are many reasons why a phone user may feel the need to utilize their phone while on the road. Prior to typing on one’s phone while on the road, they should think to themselves about whether or not the message they are reading or about to send are potentially worth giving up their and/or others’ lives.