Monday, August 1, 2011

Texting and Signing

I just watched a video about danger of texting while driving. I always knew that texting and driving is very dangerous things. But when I watched that video, It also  reminded about the danger of signing while driving. I believe that texting and signing while driving is dangerous.

Texting is my favorite way of communication. I always text a lot than any other communication ways . I am one of those people who have addiction with texting. When texting ban was imposed in Michigan last year, I was one of those people who thought it was  against their right.  However, after learning more about the danger of texting, I realized that banning texting while driving is a good cause to support. Now I am always cautious when I am driving. I put away my phone when I am on the road. When I get a text and I am driving, I just ignore it unless I think it is very important message. If that happens, I pull over.  

But I noticed that signing while driving is as much dangerous as texting. When someone is signing, their hands and mind would be busy which means they are driving without mind or hands. And we know that would lead in to a dangerous situation.  You can’t drive without mind or hands.There are some people who say they have no problem signing and driving, but that would not be true. No matter how much you are a skilled driver,if you can’t pay attention to the road, then your life is in danger.

I always tell my friends when they are driving not text.  Same way, I tell people who want to talk to me signing when I am driving that I can’t talk to them; I have to pay attention to the road. Sometimes, I make people feel like I don’t want to talk to them. I once had my  friend get upset with me, because I would always ignore him when he is driving and trying to sign with me. I told him that I don’t want to die because I knew  If I look his signs when he is driving, he would not be able to pay attention to the road.  

In the video I watched, a woman sent text to her sister and when her sister was answering back typing ( YEAH) she went off from the high way and lost her life. Only typing that word took her life. How sad is that? that woman is still regretting sending that text to her sister. She would always feel guilty for herself no matter how much people tell her that it was not her fault of her sister's death. Everyone should be very cautious about texiting and signing while driving. I know I am one of those people who text and sign, but I will be more than careful.