Las Vegas Sun

December 10, 2016

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Letter to the editor:

Avoid distractions behind the wheel

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It can be eating, texting, doing your makeup or even changing the radio station. Anything you do while driving can put you, your friends or family in serious danger.

Driving is dangerous if you don’t do it safely.

When you’re driving, your mind should not be focused on anything but driving and staying safe.

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous because you are staring at your phone and not paying attention to what is in front of you.

You could be heading through a red light and you would not even notice.

Cellphone use has increased in the past couple of years.

Another huge distraction while driving is eating food or drinking. It is very common for people to get food in a drive-through and drive while they eat.

It seems like everyone wants to be distracted while they drive nowadays.

Distracted driving is very dangerous and a huge cause of death in the United States.

It does not matter if you are a pro driver or not; you can still get killed.

If you are driving, think about whether it’s safe to do something that might distract you. If it is not safe, is it really worth putting your life in danger?

Be smart about your decisions while driving.

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