Everyone is running around busy with work, school, and thinking about those perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on the “the list”. How many thoughts fill your mind as you drive your car to work? I can honestly admit that sometimes when I finally arrive to work, I don’t remember much about the ride there, aside from thinking about what is on my to do list at work or what I have to get done that evening. Let’s think for a moment about our thought process and where it takes us even as we drive without talking on the phone or looking at the text message that just came in. What do you think about as you drive your car? Is it only the most important thing while in the car, actually DRIVING??? Most likely if you are like anyone else, no! Your mind is thinking of many different things besides driving. If you aren’t actually thinking about driving, whether because of your thoughts, your cell phone, or any other reason, you are at risk and so are other drivers around you. According to the site distraction.gov, “An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver; this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011”. SO this holiday season, let’s all drive safe and THINK about driving safely. Oh and be sure you have a safe and very merry holiday season!
Blessings from the Bilt Safety Team!