There is still a growing concern around the country about the effects of what distracted driving can have on people. All too many times we hear about tragic events that occur because someone is texting or chatting on a phone as they operate a moving vehicle. Some accidents that happen are minor and allow the driver to contemplate their actions – unfortunately the same cannot be said about the serious ones that end up fatal. Plenty of organizations have stepped up to educate and make people aware about this growing concern, but there may be one person that can place it in the spotlight. Television star Oprah Winfrey has gone on the record to ask drivers to commit to not text-message or talk on a cell phone while driving. This new campaign against distracted driving aims to let people know about “how absolutely stupid it is that we continue to text and drive”; according to Winfrey. People who have lost loved ones due to distracted-driving crashes will be on her show Monday to discuss with viewers about their experience. Although many major cities have adopted laws that ban the complete use of a mobile device while driving, the city of Chicago still allows drivers to chat on hands-free phones.
source: Chicago Sun-Times