We all do it. Turn on the radio, answer a phone call, eat our breakfast. We all probably also know how dangerous it is, but does that stop us? It will stop me now.
My mom was in an accident last night. She is fine, don't worry; she came out of it with a few bad bruises, a stiff neck, and a totaled car. But she was very lucky. She was sitting at a stoplight on Michigan Ave and a car slammed into the back of her van, going at least 45 mph. She was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and had a cat scan, but everything is okay, for her. The girl who was driving the car that hit her is dead.
We're not sure why this girl didn't stop when she saw the cars stopped at the light, but it is an eye opener to us all that driving should be a solitary effort. I, for one, am going to eliminate (to the best of my ability) all distractions while I am driving. It's a scary thing, driving on public roads. You life is not only in your hands, but the hands of the drivers around you.
Please keep this young (18 years) girl's family in your prayers. I don't know if any of us can fully understand what it is like to lose a family member that young.