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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving comes in many forms:  daydreaming, applying makeup, texting, eating, dog on the lap, children fighting in the backseat, or changing the radio. The list is endless. 
Distracted driving results are many:  missed turns, crossing the center line, driving on rumble strips, and, in extremely horrible cases, death.

It seems like bicyclists and fellow runners are getting hit by cars more frequently.  Of course, it could also be that I am paying more attention to news of my fellow calorie-burners being struck by vehicles, but either way, these deaths could have been prevented.
Victim blaming will not help anything, but there are somethings that we, as runners, can do.  Wearing bright clothing and reflective gear in the evening is a wise choice.  I have been run off the road in neon yellow in the middle of the day.  I have thought about adding a lighted blinking vest to my holiday list, but question whether blinking lights would actually catch the eye of a distracted driver.  Pe…