You can update your Facebook status while driving. Hands free!
Have we become a people so addicted to Facebook we cannot possibly wait to update our Facebook status until we reach our destination? Do we really want to endanger lives just so our friends know what we're doing this instant?
What really kills me about this whole thing is that it's hands free, like that makes everything better. It helps, don't get me wrong. Texting is dangerous because you're taking your eyes off the road, and I know people that update their Facebook status from their phones. By making it hands free, we are decreasing the risk by hopefully keeping our eyes on the road.
Studies have shown that driving while talking on the phone--hands free or otherwise--is still incredibly dangerous. You are concentrating on something other than driving. You run the risk of not seeing a car in front of you coming to a sudden stop or a kid dashing into the street.
When we are in the driver's seat, our attention should be on the road. We shouldn't be worried about what our friends just posted on Facebook or what that text says. Driving isn't safe enough to multitask like that. We know how deadly it is to drink and drive, so why do we ignore the danger of using technology and driving?
I don't want to come across as though I despise Facebook, because I don't. Facebook has kept me in touch with all my friends back home this past year. I love that I can jump on and see what my friends are up to. I just think there's a time and place for it and in the driver's seat is neither the time nor the place.