I have a confession, I am not the best driver in the world. I am sure I am also not the worst either but there is something about driving that bores me especially because I drive from Marysville to Lynnwood everyday which is about a 30 minute commute depending on traffic. Also, I figure I can get at least 30 more minutes of sleep if I do my makeup and eat breakfast in the car. So it is no surprise that I am one of those Americans that texts and talks while driving.
So when I saw the new law that passed making cell phone use a primary offense I was torn. My first reaction was that my social networking was going to suffer greatly but my driving record may benefit. I won’t lie, I’ve caught myself swerving a few times while gasping at who was befriending whom on Facebook. I know, I have a problem but we’ll address that later.
Overall, I feel that the law is a great step in the right direction but I don’t feel like the offense should be limited to cell phone use. There are so many things that people do in their cars everyday that are dangerous and effect the other drivers on the road. My friends say, “it’s my car, I should be able to do whatever I want,” no you guys are idiots, if you aren’t paying attention and swerve into the other lane and kill a soccer mom and her three children how are you going to feel then?
I really think that we should make the roads as safe as possible and hopefully drivers, including myself, will take this law more seriously than the current cell phone use law and actually follow it.