The above statement is from FixTheToaster. Created by my friend and co-creator of Expressing Motherhood, Lindsay Kavet. Lindsay has always had a mission to help keep driver safety in the spotlight and kudos to her for doing so.
I spend a lot of time driving around one of our local elementary schools here in Burbank. I cannot believe how many people…adults…parents, I see speeding at rates that make my heart jump, just to get their kid to school either on time or no more late than they already are….or how many of us are still holding the phone up to our ears when we’re driving..running stop signs…entering crosswalks with pedestrians still in them..tailgating.
I am not exempt from this list.
In the fall, I got a speeding ticket for the first time in 15 years.
I was speeding… in a residential neighborhood… with my child in the car.
$230 ticket. Online traffic school. Reality check and a full helping of humble pie.
I had a lot of things on my mind that day. Distraction doesn’t always come in the form of a phone or anything else physical.
April happens to be Distracted Driver Awareness Month, which is why I’ve asked Lindsay to guest post on Burbank Mom. You can look for her post soon.
I actually had a really great time doing that online traffic school. I learned a few new things but was reminded about many things I don’t think about any more. I told my husband I was glad I did it.
I say let’s jump on board to see how the toaster is or isn’t working…and if it isn’t working right, chances are, there’s an internal problem or we’re doing something wrong.
Visit www.FixTheToaster.Wordpress.com for more information on Lindsay and her mission, and look for her guest post soon!