- A man driving while eating a bowl of cereal. He was holding the bowl in his palm and using his fingers to steer the car. Of course his other hand was free to operate the spoon and turn the knobs on the radio.
- I have seen countless folks reading a book or a newspaper while driving.
- I have seen salesmen working on their computers while driving.
- Too many incidents of folks holding their cell phones with one hand and jabbering away. Their other hand was used, of course, for wild gesturing. I can only presume that they steer with their knees and use their tongues to operate the wiper and headlight controls.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
When I am behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, I try to be considerate of my fellow travelers. I check my mirrors often, I always use my turn indicators, and I even try to stay awake and concentrate on what I am doing. I know this sounds incredible, but I feel that these are all important and necessary actions to best ensure my personal safety, as well as the safety of those around me. From time to time you will hear a story of a roadway accident caused by a driver acting in a careless and irresponsible manner. Their hijinks are enough to make you just shake your head at the stupidity and gall involved. (These people remind me of the young man who had just completed his IQ test and was bragging that he just received a B. Why an 85 is a great test score he was saying, beaming at how this test had just proved that he was as brilliant as he thought he was). Anyhow, with nutbags like these out there on America's highways and byways, it seems a wonder to me that there are not more accidents. Personally I have witnessed the following incidents with my own eyes:
Posted by Daniel