Technology is not the enemy, stupidity is...
I sure do miss the days before cell phones; back when people didn't have car accidents. Oh, wait. Yes, there are plenty of people out there who are not competent to drive and talk on the phone, but for those of you who can remember there are and were thousands of people incapable of driving and talking, period. As sad as it is to say, there are plenty of people, licensed drivers, who have no business being on the road with the rest of us. Admittedly, giving them cell phones while driving is a bad idea, but technology is not the enemy. If it were up to me, I'd make cell phone usage a restriction / classification on your license. Yes, talking on the phone while driving can be a distraction if you allow it to be, like just about everything else that happens when you're operating a vehicle. You can't eliminate distractions unless you're in a wide open space with nothing else around you. The important thing is how you let those distractions affect your driving. Chances are if you're not at all distracted, you're asleep. There are plenty of us who are perfectly capable of driving while on the phone, headset or not. I feel sorry for those who can't and even more sorry for those adversely affected by those idiots.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)