OK, so I cut and pasted a widget onto the blog that has Oprah expressing her wishes that everyone treat
April 30th, 2010 as a day to really make road safety a priority with her "NO PHONE ZONE."
Oprah has teamed up with the Toronto Police Service to push road safety issues to make Toronto safer! Actually she is helping out everyone who shares an interest for safer roads.
The NO PHONE ZONE is a movement to get people to not have a communications device (cell phone, iPhone, BlackBerry...whatever) in your car.
In Ontario it's the law. You have to hands free abilities or a wired set which allows your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. But is that really enough?
I have said so many times, "It's not the device, it's the distraction." Talking on the phone takes away from the priority of driving and that priority is a huge responsibility! You are driving a couple tonnes of metal down the road which has the potential to injure, maim and kill.
Multi-tasking ability is an asset when you are juggling business projects and emails and spread sheets and so on and so on. Multi-tasking is not an asset when you are driving. There should only be one task...DRIVING SAFELY!!
So, make your vehicle a NO PHONE ZONE on Friday April 30th for Oprah...make your vehicle a NO PHONE ZONE everyday for the rest of us, and yourself. Who knows, you could be saving a life...yours.
Sign the NO PHONE ZONE Pledge by clicking here. There is also a lot of information on the link page
What do you think? Is one day enough to remind everyone or is this something we should be doing everyday.
What's your opinion about Ontario's Distracted Driving Legislation. Did it go to far or not far enough. I would love to know what you think!