Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Eyes Have It! Keep Kids Alive!

Research from Virginia Tech demonstrates that the 3 seconds before a crash are the most critical. This is when we need to have our eyes on the road - not on a cell phone, an I-pod, a cup of coffee, a hairbrush, or any other object that constitutes a distraction.

When objects of distraction become the objects of our attraction, we put ourselves in the position of hurting people we have never met, their loved ones, as well as ourselves and our loved ones. Why? All because we decide not to pay attention to the task right in front of us - keeping our eyes on the road and practicing the very best of our driving skills.

When tragedy strikes, we often reminisce with others about how we would love to see our loved one just one more time. We miss who we cannot see. Today, and every day we get behind the wheel we have the opportunity to see, because we can indeed see who and what is in front of us, who and what is around us, and who and what is behind us. It's all there for us to see, if we have not lost sight of why we are behind the wheel in the first place - to navigate as safely as possible on the roads of this world, and to keep ourselves and others safe in the process.

See you on the road.
"Don't let the 2 minutes you 'save' be the last 2 minutes of someone's life." David Townsend (Tia's dad)  In safety, Tom Everson Executive Director Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 402-334-1391