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May 24, 2010

ROAD RAGE ANYONE?

By Evelio Perez
 Even though you are not a violent person, have you ever felt a rage so great that murderous feelings consume your every thought?
You ever totally lose yourself and become this raging animal that you don't recognize?

 You guessed it! you were probably in your car, in a hurry, trying to get to work or even trying to get home after a tough day at the office.

 So what is the problem then?  It's those slow drivers on the left lane, some really ignorant to your needs person gets in your way! It's the texters, it's the chronic phone users, the hand gestures!!!!!!
There should be a law!!!!!


 The statistics say that nine people will die and more than 1,000 will be injured in crashes caused by texters, phone users, or people not paying attention to their driving. Do you really need to check your Facebook page on the way home?


Texting While Driving Causes:
  • 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
  • 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
  • 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
  • Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents
Texting While Driving Is:
  • About 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated
  • The same as driving after 4 beers – National Hwy Transportation Safety Administration
  • The number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers
Texting While Driving:
  • Makes you 23 times more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Administration
  • Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute
  • Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country
  • Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
  • Leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road
So why isn't there a law nationwide to stop these killers? 
Do we really need more of our valued family members to die before the state does something?
So you want to know why I am enraged when I see these people?

So do us all a favor............... when you are driving, don't drink booze, smoke weed, inject heroin, have sex or text, and most of all  pay attention to your driving. The life you save may be your own.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/26/3472300/addicted-to-phone-use-even-if.html#storylink=cpy

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