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Roadside Chat - Texting & Driving is not auto correct


1-7 texting and driving is not autocorrectIt’s tough enough for some of us to compose a text properly when that’s the only thing we’re focused on. Trying to text when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle could cause all kinds of communication issues, not to mention it puts you, your passengers, and anyone driving around you in danger. 

Unlike your phone, your vehicle doesn’t have “auto correct.” As the driver, you’re in control of the speed and direction of your vehicle. When your attention is diverted from the task of driving, even for a short time, the result could be disastrous.

Even your phone’s auto correct can sometimes go terribly wrong. Here’s a little Clumsy Thumbsy from TheEllenShow - https://youtu.be/A0x4PJzXMd4

For 2021, there were a total of 350 fatalities reported. So far in 2022, there have been 3 deaths in traffic crashes. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf

So next time you're tempted to send a text while behind the wheel, remember that it's not worth the risk. Pull over to a safe location first, then take the time to compose your message. Your fellow drivers will thank you for it!

Best,
Isaac
https://totalshape.com/

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