This would be a follow up to that barn-burner of a post: texting and driving to death.
I did, in fact get some push back. There was, certainly indignation. However, thanks to you, and driven by passion – certainly an inspired call-to-action, it’s literally circling the globe at naught less than a frantic paste.
Thank you, and every single one of you readers, for that. But, more so, for what happens next.
More people text and talk while driving than drink and drive.
It has to STOP now. But, it STARTS with other, less technically-oriented communication.
This challenge really represents an opportunity to inspire change in how we are communicating with one another – beginning with parents and their children. If we are leading by example in terms of not texting and chatting on cell phones while driving, we win by saving lives – perhaps that of our own blood (and, it will certainly keep me from being rolled over a hood, yet again).
Look for a video clip in the next week or so where I tell you a story about my time as a volunteer fireman in Louisville, Colorado, and also, a day I happened across the scene of a horrific traffic accident at a four-way stop – and, the final moments of a child’s very life.
It’s grim work, to be sure. However, I am committed to it.
Peace be to m Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork