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Message Monday - Eddie says don't tweet and drive. The Twitter's full.


12-12 message mondayOk… so Twitter’s not really full, but this made up reason to get you to put your phone down is not any sillier than many of the reasons people use to keep their phone in their hands while driving.

What’s your excuse for using your phone while driving? We hear these all the time.

“Traffic is going slow enough, I can handle looking at my phone.”

“I need to know what’s going on in the world.”

“My mom (dad, spouse, boss, friend) texted me and I have to respond or they’ll be angry.”

Of the hundreds of reasons you could give to drive distracted, not one of them is worth your life.

Twitter may not be full, but according to Statista.com, there are 317 million active monthly users worldwide, that’s up from 30 million in 2010. 

For those who may not get the movie reference, this is a play on a line from Christmas Vacation.

The fatality count of 372 is an increase of nine from last Monday. In all of 2015, 320 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to daily fatality count.

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