Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Children’s book author Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, would have turned 116 years old on Monday. Though he passed away in 1991, his legacy endures thanks to the inspirational quotes found in his literary classics such as “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Everyone is familiar with his classic book Green Eggs and Ham. Since publication in 1960, it has sold more than 200 million copies, making it the most popular of Seuss’s works and one of the best-selling children’s books in history.

When distracted driving is mentioned, most of us have a tendency to think of cellphones and texting. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert attention from the primary task of driving. Besides using electronic gadgets, distractions can also include adjusting a radio, eating and drinking, reading, grooming, and interacting with passengers. All of these distractions can be deadly.

Dr. Seuss once stated “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” That quote applies to distracted driving. Things will not get better unless we all care enough to end this dangerous activity.