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I love to text. I also love to run. I am both an avid texter and runner. However, I DO NOT appreciate almost getting hit by a car when an individual is driving and texting!

Here is my quick story: The weather was beautiful today and I have been crazy stressed out with school and extracurriculars.  So to relieve some stress, I went running.  It was perfect….until I almost died! Yep, innocent me, just trying to clear my head and get a little exercise, nearly escaped death.

There I was, minding my own business on Manning Drive (for all you Chapel Hillers out there), and a driver almost ran off the road while texting…and guess who the bystander was on the sidewalk exactly where the car started driving off???? Yep, you got it, this girl!  I am telling you what, I have never been so scared in my life!!!!!!  And all because a man was texting while driving. You have got to be kidding me!

We all know that texting while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents.  And car accidents lead to death…this is no joking matter! Instead of boring you all with crazy statistics and information, I just want to express the importance of not texting while driving.  Especially to all my college friends (we are the worst culprits), put your phone down!  Those text messages can wait!  It is not worth taking a life to look at one message (that probably will have little to no effect on your life when you read it).

We pride ourselves on technological advancements and how they have helped improve our lives.  However, cell phones are causing car wrecks, end of story!  Some people would argue though that it is not the cell phones to blame, and instead our lack of responsibility as drivers behind the wheel.

Well, regardless, having cell phones in our hands while driving is a HORRIBLE idea!

So do the world a favor and DO NOT text and drive.  Pretty sure my heart is still pounding super fast and the incident occurred almost 2 hours ago.  Stay safe everyone!

 

And Mom…I am okay! Do not worry.

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