Does this sound like you? You run by Starbucks to pick up a Venti soy latte. You’re running a few minutes late to a client meeting, so you pick up your iPhone to shoot a quick email to said client as you pull out of the parking lot.
We get it (trust us, we get it!)- as a solopreneur, you’re busy. But it’s important to remember the risks we take each time we decide a text must be answered, an email must be sent, or a Candy Crush level must be won while we’re on the road.
That’s why One Woman Shop supports the It Can Wait Pledge, which reminds us that no text (or email or blog post or tweet or Evernote) is worth the risk.
Not convinced? Here are some scary stats: according to the official government website for distracted driving, sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds- at 55 mph, that’s like driving the whole length of a football field blind. In addition, engaging in visual-manual tasks- like reaching for your phone, dialing, or texting- triples your risk of getting into a car crash.
Are you in? Welcome to a life of safer driver! Help spread the #itcanwait concept to your community:
Thank you for helping keeping the roads safer – both for yourself and others!