Short Story Day 63 of 365
Kyle pulled his diesel truck onto the interstate after work. The weekend was here. Friends, barbeque, football, more barbeque, church, and more football. What more could a 30-year-old ask for out of life?
As expected, the traffic for a Friday afternoon was heavy but steady, bumper to bumper going 25. It meant that there were no accidents or road construction delays.
Just solid traffic.
“Ah, they put those marques up for all of us to notice. What a waste of money.” Kyle said but was drowned out by the country music blaring from his radio.
Each marquee line appeared, scrolling across the board into place and remaining for 7-10 seconds. Kyle kept a mental count of the time.
Attention: North Texas Drivers
As of October
Distracted Driving Caused
248 Traffic Deaths This Year
and 22,327 accidents
Put the Phone Down
Save Your “Likes” for Later
Pay attention to the Roads
Texas Department of Public Safety
Thanks You for Your Cooperation
Unfortunately, Kyle never saw anything after the ‘Stop Texting’ line because even at 25 miles per hour, ramming into the back of a delivery truck has its consequences.
Make that 22,328 accidents.
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