Bad drivers are bad drivers
Bad drivers are just that - bad drivers - it doesn't matter whether they have a cell phone attached to their ear, screaming kids in the back seat they have turned around to admonish, reading a huge map or the news or a book or writing checks on the steering wheel, dashboard dining, pets in their lap or hanging out the window or in the truck bed, gabbing with their friends, playing thumping music, tailgating, rushing through traffic,or changing their clothes at 60mph, bad drivers are bad drivers PERIOD!
I don't see that any one particular group as being MORE hazardous than another. I have a mobile service business and travel everyday hundreds of miles through the cities and in rural areas.
I've seen all sorts of things done behind the wheel. And not just cars - 18 wheelers, motorcycles, even on bicycles!
People do not realize the human body was NOT designed to travel any faster than it can run (and that isn't very fast). We strap ourselves in( well, those of us that choose to use a seat belt) to a 2 ton (or more) flammable fueled missile, that IS considered a deadly weapon, and hurtle ourselves along at breakneck speeds even when obeying the traffic signs!
Driving is a HUGE privelage and ought to be seen as such! Instead Americans,at least, think that driving is a God given or patriotic right! Harumph! Insurance companies love the heck out of the fact that responsible drivers recognize there are many IRresponsible drivers on the road and are willing to pay for THEM in the guise of "uninsured motorists clauses".
My answer would be to pull any license and confiscate the car for anyone that has a third speeding infraction or tailgating accident where no one was hurt. If you cause an accident resulting in bodily harm or death - then that's it - NO MORE DRIVING!
Don't get me started on drunk drivers!
And how about those cars we all see in the store parking lots with bald tires? Think THOSE people are safe drivers? Heck NO! I say put a parking boot on the car and let it stay parked until they buy safer tires for it!
Make these unsafe drivers wear out their shoe leather for awhile and we might see a rise in safer roads!
Responsibility starts with oneself, especially when one knows they will be held accountable for their actions!
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