As you may well assume from my post, I was involved in an accident yesterday. It was not my fault in any way. The driver that smashed into me was making a very stupid choice and was not paying attention. Although, I believe he was also on his cell phone (so please don't text or call while driving either). I was lucky enough not to have my two children in the car, thank God, and walked away w/o seriously physical injury (my back and head hurt quite a bit though). However, my mental health is very much shaken. The flash backs are taking over, and I can't drive without shaking and crying. Every little thing scares me on the roads and I'm very afraid of driving again. My brand new $30000 car is not drivable and is in the shop and will take mostly likely up to 3 weeks to be returned to me.
So please, please drive safely with the though of others in mind. Being late, or driving irrationally is not a reason to risk someone else's life or anything else.