My post about the dangers of drowsy driving and how it is NOT a laughing matter recently won the attention of the readers from A Peek at Karen's World.
Not only was I surprised my post was nominated and WON the award for Most Thought Provoking Post, I was thrilled that, maybe, just maybe, it made people think twice before getting behind the wheel when they are tired.
Didn't read the post? Here it is.
There's a commercial for Arby's on TV these days that inspired my "What the..." for the week. It starts out with a guy falling asleep at the wheel because he's apparently not getting enough Arby's.Some of my readers may know that over 14 years ago my husband (then 16) was in a horrible car wreck. He and his sister were driving along a two lane highway in Wyoming when a semi-driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit their car head on.While my husband escaped the crash with minor injuries, the impact of the crash killed his sister, Shannon, immediately.Our society spends so much time cautioning us against the dangers of drinking and driving and now texting and driving; however, drowsy driving seems to be getting the shaft, so much so that companies like Arby's think it is okay to use it as a marketing tool to sell their over priced, not so great sandwiches. I mean, can you imagine any company making light of drunk driving to sell a product? It's absolutely appalling, and the same standard should be set for drowsy driving.Not everybody drinks.Not everybody texts.But, everybody gets tired, making drowsy driving extremely dangerous and completely under rated.My mother-in-law is boycotting Arby's until the commercial is off the air. I will be doing the same. If you or anyone you know has been the victim of drowsy driving, please consider writing Arby's a complaint. Or, share this post on your blog, or on Facebook.Let's make the streets just a little bit safer by demanding smarter advertising.
You can also learn about the wreck and the importance of driving safely here.