Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cell Phones and Driving Don't Mix

Finally, after five years of not riding my husband is going to buy a new bike. What happened to his old one, you ask?

One day he dropped off his truck at the mechanic's for a tune-up. He rode his bike from the garage to work--less than 2 miles. After work he headed back to pick up his truck. Halfway there a pickup driven by a man talking on a cell phone cut off a left turn, hitting my husband's bike and dragging it under the truck. Luckily my husband is very athletic and was able to jump off the bike. His ankle didn't clear the bike completely, leaving cuts and bruises. Five years later he still has ankle pain and flashbacks occasionally. Nothing like a big black truck almost squishing you to leave a lasting impression.

Please don't talk on your cell phone while driving. Instead, pull off the road or into a parking lot, let the call go to voicemail, or, if you must, use a hands-free device (speakerphone or bluetooth). You could save a life.

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

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