Have you been caught replying an engaging instant message from her/him along the road? Digital chats can be so engaging and joy-bringing. Have you not found yourself smiling when you read a chat message – especially when it came from her/him?
Despite the beauty of instant messaging, it has increased the level of inattention on the road – whether a pedestrian replying a chat or a driver reading his. The result is avoidable road accidents:
- An inattentive driver runs into the car in his front
- A pedestrian does not hear the sounding horn and gets hit
- The young woman missteps into a drainage.
Attention to instant messaging while using the road should be discontinued. How about the use of ear-pieces and headsets on the road? Fatal accidents have occurred in which the victim had his ear plugged unto his mobile stereo – blaring horns and shouts were ineffective to restrain that last step.
Should I walk the street while listening to audios on my headset? I would advise myself not to – because I want to live another day to listen to my favorite music.
So, two ways of being safe on the road:
- Don’t chat
- Don’t plug your ears.
- Don’t drink and drive, do not be drunk driven. LOL
- Board commercial vehicles in recognized companies or parks – you don’t want to be kidnapped.
- Check-up your car before rolling out on a journey – breaks, tires and so on
- Don’t claim right, embrace safety first. Proactivity means you should both think for yourself and for others
- Look clearly before crossing roads. Avoid crossing roads behind stationary vehicles.
- Go to a proper driving school if you are learning how to drive. You will be buying yourself years of safety.
Merry Christmas in advance.
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