I am sure many people are excited about this. "Good riddance" they'll say, "It is so dangerous! Who would do something as stupid as drive distracted?"
I am the poster child for distracted driving.
This is not something I am proud of, just a fact. Name a stupid thing to do while driving and I have done it.
"Well", you'll say, "many people talk on their phones, text or eat something in the car."
Perhaps, but have you ever;
-Done your make-up (mascara, eye-liner and all)
-Eaten a bowl of cereal, stir-fry, subway, etc.
-Watched a t.v. show on your laptop
-Read a book
-Slept (that did not end well, I especially don't recommend that one)
Good, neither have I............ ok, maybe that's a lie.......
So, you can see why I was nervous come September 1st. I am perfect bait for tickets. So, that's why when I got in my car September 1st to drive to the bank I was very careful to leave my phone in the purse but I wasn't about to not eat my PB toast... Don't worry. I checked. Simple snacks are allowed. (Thank-goodness, or I would never be able to eat breakfast before morning shifts.) But, then I came across a police line-up out of no-where (sneaky cops set up right after a detour's turn) and I realized my mistake.
I wasn't wearing my seat-belt... Still illegal to do that I guess as he pulled me over without a second thought and I was left sheepishly on the right side of the road.
This was a real downer to a good day, I was wearing my super cute 18" hair extensions I had bought the day before.
------------------------> sidenote: if you ever need a pick-me-up of any kind, throw some clip-in hair extensions in, they automatically make you feel like you went
Ok, maybe not that much but I do love wearing them.
So the cop came up to my window to chastise me for my unsafe driving habit and by the end, he let me off with a warning and I knew why.
I texted Shawn and let him know that although I did get pulled over for not wearing my seatbelt, the good news was that my new hair extensions have now officially paid for themselves as they played a big part in my getting out of the ticket... I know it.
It's only a matter of time till I get pulled over again tho. You can only go cold turkey from distracted driving for so long.