Dangers of Texting and Driving: A Personal Experience

VW Jetta, rear ended

The call every parent dreads begins like this:

“Your kids have been in an accident.”

There’s nothing scarier or more dreadful than hearing those words except for the unknown information that comes next.

Are they okay? Where are they? What happened? The questions flood your brain like rapid-fire bullets, and the answers can’t come fast enough. Guilt sets in because the number one function of a parent, protecting the kids, didn’t happen.

It’s an overwhelming feeling that’s only eased by the words, “They’re okay.”

I didn’t fully understand it until it happened to me.

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Toyota Yaris: It’s a Car. That Texts!?

2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Yaris

Even the most basic automobile is about to succumb to the stigma of added technology.

The Toyota Yaris has thrived as one of the few remaining examples of basic transportation, free from touchscreens, integrated GPS and complicated user interfaces.

Some of us just want to drive and not be distracted by unnecessary technology inside our cars, and the Yaris has fit the bill perfectly.

The new Yaris, though, will not only offer a new interactive system called Touch & Go, it will also, According to AutoExpress, allow occupants to text from the car. While driving.

Say what!?

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