Texts cause wrecks:

May 3rd, 2018

Texts cause wrecks: If phones are so smart, why aren't the drivers who wield them?

Most people would never think they have a superpower, but yet when they get behind the wheel of a car, things change.


They feel invincible.   


You shift into drive and hit the gas, and your brain is fired up as you constantly react and make decisions. You think about options as your surroundings whiz by at 60 km/h.


There are split-second reactions like, "Where did that pedestrian come from?" or questions like, "If I take Torbay Road will I get there faster than if I continue up Newfoundland Drive?"


Then, there are the other drivers, who — according to you — can't drive at all. Statistically, 80 to 90 per cent of drivers overestimate their driving skills. How many times have you yelled in your car, "What an idiot!" or "What a terrible driver!"


As your hurtle your two-tonne vehicle down the street, you decide it's not about the journey anymore.

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Posted on May 3rd, 2018