Holy Car Crash!
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one in 20 drivers observed at any given moment is holding a mobile phone to his or her ear. Almost one in 100 can be observed sending a text message or otherwise manipulating a digital device.
At the typical daylight moment, some 13.5 million drivers are on a hand-held phone nationwide, the study says.
The use of phones while driving is holding steady while text messaging is growing.
NHTSA said there’s evidence that 3,092 deaths — one-tenth of all roadway fatalities last year — involved distracted drivers. They believe the actual number may be far higher. Determining the cause of distracted driving fatalities is difficult, authorities said, because there frequently are not witnesses, and the distracted driver may be dead.
Talking on the phone in public places, such as grocery stores, is one of my pet peeves. I’m referring to the phone conversations involving he said-she said and not to the “are we out of oj?” conversations. I always keep my cell phone in my handbag as well.
ALOHA Friends….do you talk and drive or text and drive?
In case you haven’t heard…Google is making some changes to friend connect.
You can read about it here on the Google Blog.
So…we’re adding circles to the hop. Actually…you can hook up on a bout anything as long as you state what it is in your link.
~ Link to a post or an actual page that you are trying to boost.
~ Link NOT to a giveaway.Linking to a giveaway will result in being deleted.
~ Link NOT to something spammy.
~ Can link to your hop.(no, I’m not going to delete your link to your post that also contains your hop)
~If you want something else,such as your twitter account, followed, please make a separate link for it. For example “@mytwitter” for the name and a direct link to your twitter for the link.
~ Under 100 GFC Followers? Under 200 Twitter? Under 200 Facebook Page? Please add “low” next to your name so we know to help you out!