LETTERS: The high risks of multitasking

Editor:

I’ve been told by many drivers that they are quite capable of driving safely while talking or even texting on their phone.

Editor:

I’ve been told by many drivers that they are quite capable of driving safely while talking or even texting on their phone.

Last November, a texting driver drove over my foot. She didn’t see me because she was focused on her phone, and she is still unaware of the injuries she caused me.

If you think you can text and drive well at the same time, I have a challenge for you:

Put one hand on your belly and the other on your head. Rub your belly and tap your head for at least two minutes. Now reverse your hands and try it. And now do it while reciting the alphabet aloud – backwards. Not so good, eh?

Multitasking just means doing several things at the same time – all badly.

Please think twice about multitasking while you are driving. The life you save may be your own.

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey

 

 

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