I want to share an important message with you today – one that I hope you will share liberally with others. The message is about the potential ripple impacts of texting while driving. Please watch this video (http://www.nd.gov/risk/training/driving-ergonomics/texting-while-driving) which is posted on the State of North Dakota’s Risk Management Division’s website. Show it to your kids…kids, show it to your parents. Professors, teachers, youth group educators – show it to your students. Employers – show it to your employees. Pastors – show it to your congregation. Spread the word far and wide – help this video go viral…help save lives.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic that most of us have been guilty of at one time or another. Please do not forget how risky this behavior is and the cost you could incur and lay upon others just to send or read a text message, send or read an email or send or receive a cell phone call (and note, that there are many other ways to drive distracted as well). Lives are at stake here folks – we have to make smarter risk choices.
Please watch the video – and for your sake and everyone else’s sake – don’t drive distracted.
Day nine hundred and thirty-two of the new forty – obla di obla da