Practice driving safety

Driving to the drug store on a rainy, foggy day, I was amazed at the number of vehicles being driven without headlights.

I believe there is a law in Pennsylvania stating that if you need windshield wipers, you need to use your headlights.

Although the fine for not doing so is a mere $25, if the police stopped all the offenders, they would collect a hefty sum.

All of us who drive should remember that it’s not about whether we can see other vehicles, but whether other drivers can see us.

Driving without headlights in the rain and fog is extremely dangerous to everyone on the road.

So, please, for the safety of all drivers, when you turn on your windshield wipers, be sure to turn on your headlights as well. It may save someone’s life, maybe even your own.

In the same vein, when driving your vehicle, please stay off your cell phone.

I’ve sat behind drivers at a green light who were so engrossed in their phone conversation that they were not aware the light had changed, not to mention the dozens of times I’ve witnessed drivers drift over to the opposite lane because they were concentrating on their phone instead of their driving.

What did we do before we had cell phones?

We waited until we got home to do our talking. Other than a dire emergency, nothing can be that important to risk injury or death to yourself or someone else.

Elizabeth K. Shade