I’m not sounding the alarms about distracted driving over any particular incident I’ve encountered.
However, the dozens of drivers I see operating their cars with their heads facing their laps is, to say the least, cause for concern.
So much so, that I’ve begun to fear the worst every time I drive.
Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege not a virtual reality where one can test the limits of our ability to multitask. Thus using a cell phone in any capacity while behind the wheel is a safety threat of epic proportions.
Brain studies prove driving to be an activity which requires uninterrupted attention.
Statistical studies have shown that distracted driving has a higher potential for disaster than DUI. Yet, drivers of all ages and abilities seem to have no regard for these facts.
The national discussion over the perils of distracted driving has increased.
However, the urgency to pass legislation outlawing such behavior seems to remain in the slow lane. I think it’s safe to say that none of us wish to be another statistic to illustrate this point.
Mark Elman, Coconut Grove