Friday, March 03, 2006

hang up and drive

Once again, from our local alternative paper, a delightful story. This one is from News of the Weird.

A woman, driving her SUV, lost control, ran several cars off the road, and ended by flipping her SUV. The jaws of life were used to extricate most of her which was still in the car. In what I see as poetic justice, her arm was still on the road having been ripped off. In her hand was her cell phone.

I'm tired of near misses due to cell phone use. I'm tired of watching idiots whose cell phone use inhibits their ability to drive sanely and safely.

So please, idiots of the world, hang up your phone. Driving a car carries with it a number of responsibilities. When you are engaged on your phone, you can not give driving the attention it deserves. No one else deserves the aggravation, not to mention the possibility of actually hurting other people. You phone call is not more important that the safety of me and my family. So hang up and drive!

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Ew, didn't need the visual, but I agree with you.

I have talked on my cell ONCE while driving. It was 6:00 am on a Sunday morning. I had just witnessed a drunk driver nearly miss me but hit the car in front of me on I-25 between Cheyenne and Ft. Collins. There weren't any cars on the road but the three of us. After the cops got there and I left, I was shaking so bad I had my son dial my husband and hand me the phone. My husband had to talk to me to keep me calm until I could get to an exit for a cup of coffee and cigarette. We were in the middle of nowhere when it happened. There were still no other cars on the road. Other than that, I just won't do it.