I’m a firm believer that miracles still happen. Every day, millions of cars, trucks, buses and motorcylists pass one another, travelling at speeds of up to 120 km/h or more, in opposite directions with literally only a few metres between them. If one has to think about it, it’s pretty scary. Driving is second nature for many of us and we all assume we’re going to arrive at our respective destinations alive. Having personally driven in excess of one million kilometres throughout Africa and seeing some of the carnage on our roads has scarred me.
The majority of motorists have mobile phones and, from what I’ve seen, a large number of them use these phones while they drive. Our choices come with consequences. There are an abundance of places where, if you really need/have to make a call, you can stop safely and do so.
I take my hat off to the companies that have invested large sums of money to spread the message that you must be responsible when contemplating getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Perhaps consider contributing to the miracles that happen on our roads every day, be aware and focused. We seriously need to make a life-changing decision. It may just be in that split second, when we look down to type the next character, that our car may strike a pedestrian, a cyclist, a motorcylist, a motorist, a barrier or a traffic light. Remember: death is certain; life is not.