I'm riding in front of you. Hopefully you can SEE me.
In my rearview I see you holding your phone in front of your face.
Approaching a four-way I noticed the lights are green.
They turn from yellow to red.
I slowed to a stop behind the line; you didn't
Only seconds to make two decisions:
Shoot forward into cross traffic; risk getting hit from either side?
Sit and get rammed into the cross traffic; risk getting hit a second time?
I shoot forward; my timing perfect!
Adrenaline pumping through my veins; I head home.
In my rearview I watch as a cement truck smashes into your side.
That conversation you had on Messenger, that e-book you were reading, that email you were replying to, that person's number you didn't get to finish dialing...
Had it been worth your life?
The pic you were posting, a friend's story you were about to like, the selfie you were posing for, whomever you were video chatting with...
How did the traffic lights not take precedence?
Pay Attention to EVERYTHING/ONE outside your vehicle!
Death sits in the back seat behind every distracted driver... Waiting.