My family was involved in a rear in collision on the highway while returning family members to the airport after our Christmas vacation. The driver of an F-350 pickup plowed into the rear of our family van without ever hitting the brakes. Although the driver denies it, we think he was most likely texting his girlfriend who was driving behind him.Texting, reading and/or talking on the phone while driving can be deadly. Fortunately, we all walked away alive. The year 2019 could have started much differently for us. Please do not text, read, or even talk on your phone while you drive. Yes, I still advocate reading each and every day, but please do not read/text while you drive.
Elaine Clanton Harpine, Ph.D.
Elaine is a program designer with many years of experience helping at-risk children learn to read. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Counseling) from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.