I would love to see this thing in effect. I know a lot of you love to talk and drive, but you’re stupid. Sorry that’s how I feel and it’s my opinion. I’ve come to this realization after driving a lot and watching people talking and driving and just not paying attention to other drivers on the road. It wouldn’t be bad if you were the only one on the road, but you’re not. I’ve watched you people swerve into oncoming traffic and run red lights and stop signs while you’re on your phone, that’s just stupid and well it’s illegal. I’m sure you’re justification is that it’s an important call, really? I don’t think it is. I remember a time when there weren’t cell phones (yeah I’m that old) and I remember when they first became popular, it really wasn’t that long ago. my question of course is what did people do when they didn’t have a cell phone? I’m sure they had important calls then, but you know what, they lived without it for many, many years, decades and even centuries, yes imagine that, they lived just fine without cellphones. I think all of you can too! I look forward to a time when I don’t see people driving with a piece of technology up against their face gossiping or talking about whatever. I can see some calls might be deemed important, but I can guarantee that most people on their phones talking while driving are not talking about important things, they’re gossiping or talking about what they did last night or making plans for later in the day.
I’m not against cell phones at all, it might seem that way, but I’m not, I’m just against people who think their call is more important that what’s going on around them. Get over it, you’re not that important and neither is that phone call. I for one try not to talk on the phone at all while driving, and if I do, which is very rarely, I use a Bluetooth headset and I don’t dial while driving. If I must make a call I’ll dial at a red light, but chances are I’ll wait until I get where I’m going but I’ don’t dial while I’m in motion. Honestly I can’t even remember the last time I took or made a call while I was driving. I have caller id and I have voice mail, if it’s important you’ll leave a message and I’ll get back to you. As far as texting, it’s banned most places these days, but I never texted anyway, in fact I don’t even have a texting plan on my phone as I just can’t stand it. We have a ban here in PA on texting and driving, but people don’t care I still see people driving with the phone up on the steering wheel and they’re just texting away with both hands and steering with their wrists. It makes no sense to me at all, you have no real control over your vehicle while doing this.
A phone can be a useful tool, but when it endangers the lives of others it becomes a detriment and not a tool anymore. Distracted driving is bad and you’re not as good a driver as you think you are. Having all of this technology is great, I’ll admit that, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
It wouldn’t be bad if only you on your phone got hurt if you got in an accident, but you’re not the only one on the road and chances are very good you’re going to hurt someone else and not just yourself. So get off the phone and pay attention to the road and get where you’re going without hurting yourself and someone else.
Anyway the full story is over at Reuters, I’m not going to quote anything as who knows if I’m ‘allowed’ or not, but go over here and read it: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/27/usa-driving-idUSL2E8FQOK820120427