Monday night, on his way home from work, my husband was hit by a suburban assault vehicle sport utility vehicle. He was proceeding straight and had the right-of-way, and the oncoming driver turned into him. The man who could have killed my husband was talking on his cell phone at the time of the collision. Was the call really that important?
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The number of distracted drivers I observe on my daily bike commute alarms me. Distracted driving endangers ALL other users of the road — pedestrians, bicyclists, and others in cars. We overestimate our ability to engage in other activities while operating large, fast moving machines and in doing so damage or destroy other lives.
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