Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving

Texting while driving or for that matter simply using the cellphone while driving is a huge distraction. This phenomenon is rampant across the world where cellphones are used. Be it America or India or China cellphone use while driving has become a menace and a cause of hundreds of accidents, crashes and fatalities across the world.

Today when I read this article titled "Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" I am pretty impressed by the judge who pronounced this judgement. Though two years in prison for an 18-yr-old is not much in this country. He can come out two years later and with good family support start his life all over again, go to college, find a girl, marry, have kids, have a career and pretty much lead a normal life. But for the three children who lost their father, the woman who lost her boyfriend/ lover, the sibling who lost her bother there is no returning to normalcy. Their loss is permanent that nothing can replace. Prayers may give some solace but the loss will continue to haunt them for the rest of their lives.

I hope that this news article and the punishment will deter other cellphone users to desist from dangerous driving practices and keep the roadways safe for everyone.

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