I was driving my mom earlier this afternoon and while waiting at the traffic light I got an SMS, since it's a RED LIGHT I decided to take a quick look at the SMS.
"Put away your phone while driving! later kena saman how?" My mom shouted.
Instead of putting away my phone I gave her a big smile and started to debate about what she just said.
I agree that it is not safe to drive while holding or pushing buttons on a cellphone and it should not be done at all, however the reason I debated about my mother's comment is because I feel that the reason isn't the right one. Instead of saying that it is not safe to drive with a cellphone bacause that action may cause an accident, she strongly stated that getting a ticket is the main concern. It just makes it sounds to me as if money is more important then a person's safety or life. It's not only my mom, many family members and friends do say something like that too sometimes, i.e. Put on your seat belt, this area got alot of police or Don't run red light, who knows if the place got camera. Are people now putting on seat belts for the wrong reason? Have we come to a time where safety is not our concern but getting a ticket is?