FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Not too much going so here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN, then a rant;
Wednesday-Sunny, with a high near 94. South wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday Night-Mostly clear, with a low around 69. South southeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Now, for the rant: DRIVING is a Privilege NOT a right. Remember that after you have a wreck with me because you were texting and I make every effort to have your license revoked. Several times yesterday, and this seems to be getting worse, folks have almost hit me because they are too busy texting instead of paying attention to their driving.
I don’t feel folks understand that you are driving a 4 to 6 thousand pound vehicle and when you are not paying attention, the vehicle continues to move. They say that teenagers are more likely to have a wreck than adults. I disagree.
Innocent people get severely injured and some killed because texting someone is more important than paying attention to the weapon you are driving. That’s right!! The WEAPON YOU ARE DRIVING. Have you ever seen or been involved in a really bad wreck? Have you seen bodies torn apart in real life? Have you ever had anyone actually die in your arms? Remember these things while you’re texting and driving.
Finally, the act of texting while driving could affect the emotions of hundreds of folks from family members to responders to doctors, nurses, neighbors, etc, all because you just had to look at your phone instead of the road. If licenses were revoked for accidents occurring from texting, MAYBE people would actually pay attention.
Have a great day!!