Bobby Nitro has, of late, been more than interested in making those small changes, personally, that make our roads a safer place for all, including himself. And cellphone use has been a number one priority.
Bobby’s new habit, if it really cannot wait, is to pull over and make that call or send that text.
Even more so after reading a point made by the National Safety Council, stating that research has found that brain activity in the areas that process moving images (the part of your brain needed to drive) decreases by a full third when we are talking on our phone.
That’s right, when listening, we don’t see so well and thus become partially blind when we use a cellphone while driving. That is unacceptable, and we can’t change the brain, so we need to change our behaviour.
Although multi-tasking is a term bandied around the workplace (especially in media) when the boss wants you to get more done in less time, it is a myth. Productivity actually decreases. On the roads, it’s a deadly chance to take.
Surely there is no call or text that is worth risking your lives of others. Surely it can wait.