Not surprisingly, I'm stiff and sore the day after being rear-ended yesterday. But I'm counting my blessings. This could have been so much worse!
I know it has been said a million time, but I'd still like to remind everyone to PAY ATTENTION WHEN DRIVING.
This woman was retrieving a fallen backpack, and stopped watching the road. And she slammed right into my car.
I can't tell you how many near-accidents I witness, where the offending driver is sending text messages. Heavens to Betsy, people! If you message is so stinkin' important, pull over for fifteen seconds, and give that message your full attention.
I'll also take a moment to say that people who insist that this is a "teen problem" aren't paying attention. Most of the offending texting drivers (and phone yakkers) that I see on the roads are in their twenties and thirties. If you're justifying this behavior because you think you have so much driving experience, you're lying to yourself.
Distracted driving is dangerous, no matter what the driver's age.