Even though the Missoula "no texting while driving" law has been in effect since July of 2009, frankly it's making our roads even more dangerous than ever before. Problem is, when that phone starts buzzing in the passenger seat, the temptation is just to great. We HAVE to see who is texting. Even if we are in bumper to bumper traffic on Reserve street we are replying to that person on your lap, hiding the phone from any on-lookers. This here seems to be the cause for more accidents than ever before in our city.
According to KGVO News Talk Senator Anders Blewett says texting while driving is more dangerous than driving under the influence. Scary, huh? As a result, the Montana Senate has voted down a bill making it a crime to text while driving.
It took me a few stupid close calls for me to realize that answering a text in traffic isn't nearly as important as coming home in one piece to my family.This is why I recently signed the Zoo FM "TXTNG KILLS" campaign and am proudly wearing the reminding thumb band that I received after signing this life saving promise. In the coming weeks I'll be showing our listeners how to sign the pledge as well. Stay tuned.
That's is also one of the reasons why I researched a few options of being able to multi-task on the road while still keeping your eyes on it. Here's what I found: