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Your Phone is Safe...It's You I'm Worried About!

Long before mobile phones came along people still found ways to make things turn out the way they weren't supposed to. No doubts.

Work could still be hazardous or downright perilous provided the right triggers were present. People ate, drank, smoked behind the wheel. Why some even tried reading the morning or evening paper in slow-moving traffic, while not a few lady drivers made a habit of a little powder application every now and again. What with having to beat the rush hour traffic - no time enough at home, so the in the car it is. Well some got away with it but many didn't.

That means many got involved in vehicle collisions that could have been avoided or prevented. Which meant spending time and money unforeseen, unplanned. Time too, not to mention the rest of it like anger, frustration, etc. But in the end it wasn't 'too bad' because we could generally  'live' with the outcome or so we quietly mused.

Then came along this cute invention called mobile phone. What a marvel! No wires trailing you, can fit in your pocket, purse or wallet, light as a 'feather', plus can do a lot of things like take photos, video/audio recording, send/receive all manner of data, messages, etc. Wonderful. Hey, convenient for use anywhere too including the car, driver or passenger, does it matter? Guess what? It's fashionable too. Love it, love it, love it. Life is good. Really good, huh!

Excepting that now work has become more hazardous and a lot more downright perilous because drivers not only do all those UNSAFE things they previously did when life was a little less faster, they can now make phone calls, send/read texts, listen to music on iPods or whatever while zipping down the road, street or highway. But they still must safely negotiate bends, navigate traffic lights safely, obey all signs and recognize that they share the road with other road users! Lots of responsibility won't you say?

Yes indeed, lots. Any wonder why accident numbers have climbed astronomically? Any wonder why more people are being killed on the road when drivers are doing a lot more than driving everyday? Any wonder why some now refer to mobile phones as WMDs....Weapons of Mass Distraction? Any wonder therefore why some are saying: Your Phone Is Safe....It's You They're Worried About?

Any wonder.....?

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