Sometimes we need reminders to avoid the most common-sense mistakes. Perhaps the most crucial of all: don’t text and drive. In today’s age, where everyone from our grandparents to our seven-year-old nephew text, it’s more important than ever that we put the phones down while we are driving.

Fight the Urge

We get it – sometimes it can be almost addicting to give into that urge to check our phones, especially when we are sitting at red lights or traffic, but there is nothing worse than texting and driving. To text and drive, it forces you to take your eyes and attention off the road and onto your phone. In the blink of an eye, we can hit a pedestrian, miss a red light or other driver that may not be driving to the best of their ability.

The Consequences Can Be Dire

And just like that, your life can be over. Not only will this result in lawsuits but never-ending emotional repercussions for the rest of your life. Even in situations where a pedestrian is wrongly crossing the street, if hit, the driver will likely still be held predominantly at fault. If a text or communication is that important (which, let’s be frank, seldom is), just pull over to the side of the road and take care of it. By texting and driving, even once, we give ourselves permission which in time trains you to be more lenient on the issue. Which is why you should implement a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to texting and driving. As Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, we see the terrible results of texting and driving far too often. Think of your safety and others first, don’t text and drive.