Reply to: This Isn’t Going to Work

On Tuesday I wrote 3 Things About Distracted Driving. I included the From One Second to Next documentary video about the destruction of texting while driving on several families.

Today Seth Godin wrote This Isn’t Going to Work. His insights about the impossibility of changing driver behavior are spot on and sanguine. Go read his post.

My Reply to Seth Godin’s Post

Thanks. I have been writing on this same topic.

The same could be written for drunk driving, but that hasn’t stopped lots and lots of people from trying to reduce the incidence of drunk driving. Unfortunately the incidence of drunk driving, for the same reasons you explain, is still way too high. But I think a difference has been made.

I think a persistent drip of knowledge and emotional appeal can slowly shift habits. At least I hope.

Finally, I would add that the rapidly declining hours of sleep we are all getting is another prime contributor in vehicle collisions that isn’t being measured and doesn’t have anywhere near the social stigma of drunk driving or texting/driving.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.