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Creating a need

May 8, 2013 - Blaine Hyska
It’s annoying when you’re cruising through traffic on your way to work-appointment-shopping and have to maneuver around a distracted driver.

You know what I mean. There’s no hiding them.

They’re looking in their laps texting away, or are yakking on the cellphone. When they return to reality, they are straddling the center line or going 10 miles an hour faster or slower than they should. Eventually they look up, and make some necessary quick corrections before they return to their cellphone worlds.

No harm no foul, right?

Actually, the National Safety Council now says crash deaths in cases where drivers were on the cellphone are seriously underreported. This crucial error in reporting makes cellphone use appear harmless.

And if the government says it’s “harmless,” these idiot drivers falsely believe they can actually drive while talking/texting. Look, driving can be a pleasurable experience, but it is also a participation sport. There are no time-outs at 55 mph.

I’ve long believed that we have way too many laws.

But if these sluggish slow-wits don’t have the common sense to hang up when they put the key in the ignition, they are creating a need for a total ban of cellphones while driving.



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