Rotary District 5320 Interactors, together with other Rotarians and Rotary Interactors from around the world, are trying to stop distracted driving. This year my son, Garrett Jackson, is the Interact District 5320 Governor and he and his fellow Interactors are on a mission to raise awareness as to the dangers of distracted driving and, to stop distracted driving once and for all!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and on April 5th, Interactors will be using Thunderclap to share their work and message with the world using social media. On this date, the following message will automatically be shared by the Thunderclap platform to the followers of those supporters who have joined the distracted driving campaign. As of this date, 2,436,440 people will receive the following message at 5 pm ET:
“Please help #Rotary Interactors stop #DistractedDriving and save lives! #StopDD http://thndr.me/G4NNPN”
If you’d like to be part of the Rotary Interactor’s Thunderclap campaign (and we hope you are), please click this link, share this page, and become part of the solution.
On behalf of all the hard working Interactors, thank you!
Rotary District 5320
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary
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Too many people I know are distracted drivers. It’s sad. It’s not OK.
My takeaway after reaching out and talking with them is that many feel as though (1) they are more important human beings than everyone else; (2) they are a better drivers than everyone else or, (3) because of the way they handle themselves as a distracted drivers, they’re doing it safely.
Here’s a reality check that everyone should appreciate and understand. On all counts, these people are wrong and in some cases, dead wrong.
I hear this all the time:
“Mitch, I’m an excellent driver. I’ve never had an accident. I’m careful when I live stream or update social media while driving.”
I just have to roll my eyes when I hear this. Look, here’s the deal. Despite how great you think you are at driving, there is no such thing as a good distracted driver. Let’s look at the facts:
There’s a reason why 4,000 to 6,000 people are killed, and another 400,000 to 600,000 people are injured in the U.S. each year because of distracted driving (experts predict the true unreported numbers are much higher). To put things into perspective, drunk driving only injures 290,000 each year.
Continue reading “I’m Calling “Bullshit” on The Top Three Distracted Driving Excuses!”
Live video (Periscope) and high quality 4K (below) from this morning’s #Drone flight at Strands in the OC. Another good day on the top side of the grass (or sand)!
Sometimes you just have to push work aside, meet offline, and enjoy life. This beautiful Southern California Saturday morning was special flying drones with friend and Nimble CEO, Jon Ferrara!
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” -Michael Jordan
When I was growing up on my parent’s guest ranch in Tucson, we would have many guests come back year after year. One very special person I remember and think about often was “Uncle Louie.”
Although we were not related, Uncle Louie felt like family and was one of my favorite guests to hang out with. He was always laughing, doing magic tricks, and having fun. Everyone enjoyed his company, wanted to be around him, and treated him like family.
Later in life, I learned that in addition to being fun guy, Uncle Louie also happened to be a successful businessman in an industry normally comprised of serious people doing serious things. What made Uncle Louie special is that he didn’t allow his occupation to define his personality and who he was.
We need more Uncle Louies in life.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” -Plato
On Monday, Lisa and I joined our fellow Rotarians and hosted, for the 27th year, our annual Rotary Vocational Day. This year we had 140 high school students join us from three different schools join us for breakfast, conversation, and to listen to two amazing speakers.
Jim Madrid started us off with a compelling presentation about having a proper mindset in business and life. Next, Tina Aldatz, Founder of Foot Petals, shared her amazing story of overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to achieve success.
All of our Rotarians and guests shared business advice and answered questions all morning long. Yesterday was so much fun and always one of my favorite Rotary events of the year!
Checkout the pictures at my Facebook Page!