As of July 7, 499 people have lost their lives on S.C. roads this year, and we are just barely halfway through the year. Can we expect 1,000 people to perish on our roads by year’s end? Who will the next one be? Your neighbor? Your classmate? Your friend? Your coworker? Your pastor? Your child’s teacher? Your spouse? Your parent? Your child? Perhaps it might be … you.
I wonder how seriously each of us takes the responsibility and privilege of driving. I wonder how many drivers think about how their selfish driving habits could cause a fatal incident.
Imagine if everyone drove within five miles of the posted speed. Everybody wins. It’s easier to concentrate on driving and merging traffic with less need to weave and squeeze in between vehicles, causing excessive braking that actually slows traffic. Can you think of ways to improve your driving? Please, make a commitment to think of every drive as the ride of a lifetime, because it is.