I completely and totally get why Oprah is encouraging everyone to make their cars a No Phone Zone (catchy, no?). We have become obsessed with these things! No longer do they simply ring when we have an incoming phone call. Now we can be alerted by them for any number of reasons - a text message, a post someone has left on your Facebook wall, a new email. If my old phone rang (or buzzed since I keep it on vibrate while I'm at work) 10 times a day, my new phone rings 100 times a day. That's a whole LOT of distraction!
I'm truly concerned about our growing addiction to them and the danger they pose as we go through our day. I challenge you to go a day without using your cell phone. This morning I accidentally left my phone on the charger at home. I realized it when I was still close enough to go back and get it, but I decided not to. I think it has a pretty tight grip on my life and I'm gonna do whatever I can to loosen that grip.