I keep doing it and I can’t help it. If I leave a few minutes later than usual in the morning, it means that I will pass the cow outside of the Chick-fil-a.
I know that I’ve written about it before, but you’ll notice that I didn’t write “the person in the cow suit”. No. In fact, I’ve started to believe in that costume. Part of it is that the cow is never that excited when I beep my horn multiple times. It just calmly waves a hoof.
When I pass someone in the Lady Liberty costume, they seem energetic. Yes, I do give a quick friendly beep. The cow, though, seems so casual about it. No spinning signs, just friendly. Not even a shrug of the shoulder.
The point is that I can get distracted. Recently, I heard that driving in the 10-2 position is no longer the way to hold my hands on the steering wheel. Apparently, I should drive in the 9-3, with my thumbs to the side; so I don’t have any potential problems from airbag activation.
See. that last paragraph happened because I had a thought distraction while blogging. Instead, I intended to stay focused on the subject of driving while distracted.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. (Information here) Programs have been put together to remind high school students about driving safely and making the road safer.
The program includes important steps and reminders for all of us. No makeup while driving (note to self); No texting or making calls while driving. Another reminder, is not to reach into the back seat for objects. That reminded me of one of our cases where the defendant admitted that she crashed into our client’s car, because her child dropped a hot dog from the car seat… Yes, she reached back to secure the lost hot dog.
The entire lists has great ideas for safety. Last year, T-Mobile announced an optional service that automatically disables alerts and sends all calls to voicemail, if a cell phone is in a moving car.
I probably won’t stop the horn of encouragement to that friendly morning cow. But, I know that I’m a candidate for distraction from safety if I get too carried away.
In light of the blog, pic o’ day has special meaning:
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