Texting and Driving Don’t Mix

Webster defines multitasking as:

the performance of multiple tasks at one time

In business, multitasking is considered to be a positive attribute. It allows you to work on many projects at the same and minimizes slack time between tasks. When driving a commuter train, however, multitasking is not a good thing. You should be focused only at the task at hand. This article, indicates that it is likely that the engineer of the commuter train that crashed in California was texting with a couple of teenagers that had befriended him. The article says that the train company, Metrolink, has banned its engineers from using cell phones on the job but there is no federal law against it.

Does there really need to be a federal law against texting while driving any vehicle? Common sense should take over in these cases. Come on, people. Driving any vehicle requires your undivided attention. When you are in control of tons of steel being hurled at extreme speeds near other similar objects, it is you obligation to be focused on that one task. Laws aren’t going to fix this. Unfortunately, many people ignore certain laws all the time. Parents, teach your kids some common sense when it comes to cell phones.

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