Has your spouse or significant other ever told you to be quiet ? My husband told me 45 years ago that he would appreciate it if I would not talk when he is driving. I agreed to his request. Driving a vehicle is very serious business, and driving is a tremendous responsibility which requires a driver’s full concentration ! We have always driven in silence, waiting to have conversations when we are not moving.
We walk around our little town, but sometimes need to drive to the city. Now that we are old, we still don’t talk while driving, but my husband also relies on me as a careful lookout, since we have moose here in Newfoundland, and they are huge ! Drivers need to be cautious, because the large animals cross the highways sometimes, especially in the morning.
As we get older, our reflexes slow somewhat. In four years my husband will need to take his driver’s license test again.
Let us pray for the grace to recognize the awesome responsibility of driving a vehicle and for protection while on the road.