Side Note: I do often try to be an imbecilic repellent due to the surrounding ignorance...but, evidently, I must also be a cell phone repellent as well, since I'm one of the few who still refuses to own one!
Anyway, I just received one of those "FW:" (forwarded) e-mails, ya know, the ones that want you to pass it on to every breathing being that has an e-mail account... Well, ever so often, you'll get one that is actually worth passing on. This one just happened to be about a fatal, tragic accident involving a motorcycle and a VW (Volkswagen) car.The driver of the car was talking on a cell phone (unfortunately it was her last phone call) while pulling out from a side street, unaware of a motorcycle travelling at 85 m.p.h. Albeit the motorcycle was obviously going too fast, as they are dangerous enough as it is, but the driver using a cell phone did not help matters.
The motorcyclist didn't have time to react to the driver pulling out right in front of him, and CRASH! It instantly killed the 2 people in the car and the cyclist!
I'm not going to copy the e-mail word for word, but that is basically the message it was trying to get across. ...But the main message was the photo that was included with it. Well, it had several photos but I'll just upload one of 'em, since I think anyone with a half-functioning brain will be able to get the point.
The last part of that e-mail said: "This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department. Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners AND ESPECIALLY EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO HAS A CELL PHONE!!!!!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Save a life. Stop talking on cell phones and texting while trying to drive. The life you save may be your own...or mine......"
The horrible image is shown below:
---Put the cell phone down while driving!
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