Have You Signed Oprah's "No Phone Zone" Pledge Yet?
Have you signed Oprah's "No Phone Zone" pledge yet? I know I did right after watcing the episode that started the whole movement on what is now known as one of "America's most dangerous obsessions".What was even more shocking was how the latest statistics have proved that talking or texting on the phone while driving is just as dangerous as getting behind the wheel while intoxicated and/or under the influence of an illegal or abused substance. In other words.......DRIVING DRUNK or DRUGGED UP!!!
For those of you who have yet to watch the episode which Oprah herself claims could "Save You or the Life of a Loved One", have easy access to the full episode now by clicking here: The Oprah Winfrey Show: America's New Deadly Obsession (Full Episode) . If you're a mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, step-mom or dad, or just a normal human being who cares about his/her own safety and the life of others, then you need to take the time to watch this video. If you're too busy to watch the full episode....no problem. Click here: Texting While Driving Video and watch the less then three minute video that demonstrates just how devastating texting while driving is and tell me if texting a message is really worth risking the life of others and your own.
In 2008, U.S. reports on auto safety concluded that approx 6,000 deaths occurred due to distracted driving and about 500,000 injuries in just a year. Millions of people text, talk and even email on their cell phones while driving. A recent survey found that about 71% of people between the ages of 18-49 admit they talk and text while driving. That message you're too eager to respond to or that call you just can't let go to voice mail could kill and destroy families including your own. It's as simple as that!
I was so inspired and touched by the heart-breaking stories of the families and people, who's lives have been forever changed, due to accidents caused by distracted driving. In fact, for the first time in all the years that I've been watching Oprah (2nd time being the special episode segments where Oprah conducts one on one, no-holds barred interviews with child molesters) I found myself sitting on the edge of my couch, bent over slightly with my elbows on my knees and both hands clenched over my mouth with tears running down my face and heart pounding rapidly throughout the whole 60-minute segment.Continued on the next page