Source: News Observer
quote: Those who fight will have their word against the cops. Guess who wins that battle?
quote: The potential is that your attention is now divided between what that person is saying, and noticing the young boy rushing to cross at the approaching intersection in front of you. That is not the same as driving while passively listening to music or talking with a passenger who is equally aware of the traffic going on around you.
quote: So a screaming baby or toddler in the backseat is aware of traffic conditions? Give me a fucking break.
quote: So a screaming baby or toddler in the backseat is aware of traffic conditions? Give me a fucking break. Then there are the idiot drivers who have to maintain eye contact with every passenger they're speaking with. What about the bitches that put on makeup while driving? You're trying to justify something that just isn't justifiable.
quote: At the end of the day, we have to rely on people being responsible drivers. Let it be.
quote: Do you often reach for and adjust the air conditioner while you are making a left hand turn at a busy traffic signal? If you are driving and you need to make an adjustment, you know the road conditions and can plan your actions accordingly, when it is safe to do so.
quote: But if you are in the middle of a cell phone conversation, hands free or not, the person on the other end of the line has no idea what is happening on the road where you are, and may try to engage you in an important point or ask you a complicated question just when the road condition suddenly becomes busy.
quote: What if I am driving down a road I recognize but I'm fiddling with the AC, fail to see that a car is stalled, and slam into the back of it? A distraction is a distraction is a distraction.
quote: How, exactly, is that any different from me talking to a passenger, dealing with a child having a temper tantrum in the back seat, or thinking of the lyrics of a song so I can sing along?
quote: How do you fiddle with the AC? Do you duck your head down from the front window and lean into the AC with your nose two inches from it while you try to twist the controls with a wrench or something?
quote: Try paying attention to the damn road.
quote: I was yelled at the other day for throwing an apple core into a forest. Some lady was just screaming at me. I told her an apple was bio degradable and an animal would probably pick it up anyway. She was convinced with the thought that me wrapping the apple in plastic and shipping it off to a landfill was a far superior idea.