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A word about those who text while driving ...
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I don't know about you guys, but I'm afraid to drive places these days because of ALL THE CRAZY PEOPLE WHO ARE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. I had a near miss the other day because a woman behind me was engaged with her keypad, and she didn't see me slow down to turn, and she had to slam on the brakes to keep from hitting me.

I find myself tapping my brake lights more often these days, in hopes of alerting drivers who might be texting. But now I have a better idea.

The horns in cars all point forward, so the noise projects in front of you. We need to start equipping cars with REAR horns as well, to keep those texters on their toes.

And here's a befitting punishment to anyone who kills or seriously injures another motorist because they were texting: CUT OFF THEIR THUMBS.

Put the damn phones down, people! Cars are dangerous things. Texting while driving is a selfish, stupid thing to do.


3 Comments:

OpenID kjfuller said...

This just doesn't make sense to me... if you absolutely MUST communicate with whomever is texting you while you are driving JUST CALL THEM... it's a PHONE after all, and the lesser of 2 evils.

November 4, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Yes..I agree, it's the lesser of two evils. But I still think phones should be outlawed in the car. I think we need to embrace our car time as REFLECTION time....something that we've lost in this crazy, fast techno-driven world. Unplug, relax, take time to think about things.

November 4, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It drives me crazy to see people with their phone to their ear everywhere I go, but texting is so dangerous. It needs to be outlawed everywhere. Oh wait a minute, I have to make a left turn...

November 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

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