Tue 11 Jul 2006
This article seems quite timely!
I don't know where we'd be without our cell phones… we need them to run our businesses. But earlier today as I was driving back from lunch I had a close encounter with a driver and his cell phone. Although there wasn't a collision, the near accident left me shaken and wondering whether I had cut anyone else off while I was on the phone.
In recent years I've been trying to pull over to the side of the road when my cell rings but I don't always. After today, it's likely that I will more often.
I usually try to be a nice guy and easy going when it comes to talking about your business, but I'm going to say this with as much force as I can muster:
PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHEN YOU TALK ON YOUR CELL PHONE.
Not only will it help you and the drivers around you stay safe, it's a lot easier for the person on the other end of the call to enjoy their conversation with you (because your attention is completely focused on them).