December 1, 2009

Distracted Driving And Oprah

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I was privileged to share my own terrifying story as a victim of the fatal effect of distracted driving via Mom Sends The Msg through Emily and Cooper of, who are also the force behind this campaign. They have done a fabulous job in spreading the word and creating awareness on the deadly outcomes caused by one using their mobile phone either talking or texting while driving that even Oprah featured their initiative on her show.

I made this my life-long Mantra! (besides my love for Coffee)

As moms, we should be the ultimate role model for our kids and those around us and the effective Ambassador for safer roads for our families and communities. If you care for your family, I urge you to sign the PLEDGE today and help make the roads a safer place for all of us!

Lucky (for a lack of better term) for me, effective today, texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina (though I would have prefered if calling was included. Seriously). As for us moms, let's keep our minds on the wheel starting right now...Are you with me?


  1. I agree...a lot of accidents happen on the road because of mobile phone usage. Even here in Manila, dapat nga bawal na din yan dito. But you know how it is here in the Philippines, kahit bawal nalulusutan.

  2. As moms, we are definitely one of the most important role models in our children's live. We lead by example. Kudos to you for taking part in such an important cause.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You're welcome to come by anytime. :)

    Kristi, Hello...Is This On?

  3. They should make it illegal to drive and talk on the phone. As of January it will be illegal where I live.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. I'm happy to hear that N. Carolina has gotten on the no texting band wagon. The last I heard NY was working on making illegal to be holding a phone while driving. I'm not certain if that ever got anywhere but it's not a bad idea at all.

  5. I couldn't agree more. I do not text or talk on the phone when driving. I just wish there were a federal law against this irresponsible behavior. I would say while I'm stopped in traffic that 90% of the people I see in other cars are on the phone.
    I was really upset one time while my friend and I were out shopping and she was driving and got a text and had to answer back...she drove like a drunk and didn't even slow down.
    Can't it wait until you are either stopped or home? I don't understand it.

  6. Mobile has became the most important tool in our life, without mobile we cannot survive as it became part of our life. But we should not text while driving as it leads to accidents also please try to avoid distracted driving.
    Thank you.


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