Texting While Driving Fact Sheet

iPhone“We’ve been talking on the phone for 80 years. We’ve been driving for 100 years. It’s only recently that we’ve tried to combine the two.”

That is a quote that is featured on the Texting While Driving Fact Sheet provided by The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. CPYU is providing this information to teens and parents to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.

You can view/print the Fact Sheet online at CPYU’s Digital Kids Initiative webpage.

Feel free to pass this on to other parents and teen drivers.

Hit BY a Deer

deer_signsOk, so a weird thing happened last night as I was on my way home from practice. Since we live in an area where we see deer on a regular basis, I try to keep my eyes peeled for them. (Especially where they put up those crazy deer crossing signs.)

Anyway, I wasn’t too far from home and was coming through an area where we have seen deer. As I’m driving, I see movement to my left and see a deer come running across the road. I slowed down a little bit to let it pass in front of me. No problem. However, right behind that first deer was a second deer. Unlike me, it was not able to slow down and actually ran into my car. I was hit BY a deer, rather than the other way around.

The road I was on didn’t have a good place to stop, so I continued the final minutes home. When I pulled in the driveway, I looked at the car and didn’t see any damage. The deer wasn’t that big and I think hit my car and then ran off. It was kind of surreal explaining that I didn’t hit a deer, but rather was hit BY a deer.

I know there are other more exciting stories out there, but it was an interesting way to end the day.

Interesting Road Sign

I was on my way into the office and had to stop by the high school to drop off something for my daughter that I forgot to give her.  As I got to the intersection of 22/3 and 380 I saw this rather large stop sign that wasn’t your normal stop sign.  Someone had taken the time to have an over-sized sign that says STOP OBAMAI realize the picture quality is horrible (it was taken with my phone several dozen yards from the sign.)

This is not a political blog post and I am not agreeing (or disagreeing) with whoever hung the stop sign.  I found it quite interesting that someone took the time to have such a large sign made and then went to the effort to hang it up in a tree for people on the road to see.  Obviously someone is pretty upset with our current government that they felt the need to express it this way.

So what makes you so mad you would create an over-sized stop sign to proclaim your message?