Posts Tagged ‘distracted driving’

Yet another rant about texting…

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

… and driving.

So here I was last week, coming home from work along my usual route. I stopped at the Heron/Riverside lights and looked around me at the other vehicles. I really wasn’t to surprised to see that every one of the drivers were “heads-down”, furiously typing away or reading whatever was on their screens.

I have included a diagram below, for illustrative purposes. I have even given my intersection buddies cute nicknames.

I mean, I’m SURE whatever they were doing was vital and important. Maybe it was the latest post from Mashable. Maybe the newest trailer from Game of Thrones. Maybe they were discussing the effect of fracking on climate change. I really don’t know.

But I’m sure it was important.

Look, I’m not pretending to be the ideal driver who obeys every rule. I speed, for example. Not in residential areas, mind you, but my cruising speed on the 400-series highways is often over 120 kph if the conditions are OK.

But using a mobile device – EVEN IF PARKED AT AN INTERSECTION – is just plain old stoooooopid!

And I’m not big on bellowing for better police enforcement on something, but this is one completely asinine act that has to be clamped down on… soon.

Here endeth my rant.

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Well, I’m a busy man too, officer…

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

… just like Mayor Ford… is what I’ll say if I am ever pulled over for talking on my cell, eating, reading a paper, watching a video or having a nap while driving.

Hell, if it works for a guy like Rob Ford, who, by virtue of being the Mayor of Canada’s largest city, is supposed to set a good example for the rest of us, then maybe the officer will see my side of the story too!

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