Distractions come in many shapes and sizes and have a varying level of danger. Each type consists of a variety of visual, mental, and physical impairment. Until the mass adoption of autonomous vehicles, there is no one solution to stop it. We can, however, break down the most common forms of distraction and compare the relative danger between them.
A wise man (Henry David Thoreau) once said, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” While this is true, it can be helpful (especially for young, habit-forming minds) to get something along the way to encourage a positive reaction to what they might become. For instance, while becoming a safe driver is the ultimate goal, it might not seem that important or desirable to your teen. But what if they’re getting paid to do it?!?
Have you ever had a bad habit that you’ve conditioned yourself out of doing?
I recently lost my headphones for a month among the chaos of my home, and I stopped running because of it. Running is monotonous for me, so listening to music is the only way I bear it. I could only imagine the toil of running without headphones. Every second feels like 10, and every step is under a microscopic lens in my head. The sound of my foot against the pavement somehow gets louder as I get farther, nagging me to just give up. I lose things often, so I couldn’t justify buying another set right away. However, without headphones, I was practically paralyzed.
TextNinja aims to give you the tools to stop texting and driving, and make the process easier and more accessible. But it’s hard to solve this problem without understanding the fundamental causes of texting and driving. Beneath the alarming fatality and collision statistics, before the need for legislative measures, and behind all of the national campaigns for awareness against texting while driving is a psychological human element that, for most, is unavoidable.
Spoiler alert: it’s not just teens. Parents, employees, and just about every type of demographic do their fair share of texting behind the wheel. Even a radio host will admit to it on the air! Watch and learn more of the facts about texting while driving as TextNinja founder Jim Ramirez talks with Scott Kitun from Tomorrow’s Business Today on WGN Radio.
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