Saturday, February 19, 2011
You there! Yes, YOU. The moron who's too busy LOL'ing with your BFF to watch the road. You are a MENACE. Now STOP IT!
Seriously, texting while driving is becoming rampant, at least here in LA. It's dangerous and it's against the law. Every single time I encounter someone driving like a total bonehead, they're either talking on their cell phone or texting. I had a near miss yesterday with a woman who swerved into my lane while her eyes were fixed on the screen of a cell phone and her thumbs were flying at lightning speed, as she was traveling at 35 mph on Santa Monica Boulevard in mid-day traffic. Even after I honked, she remained fixated and oblivious.
I'd love to see talking or texting while driving become as culturally abhorrent as drunk driving. If you want to get up here on the soapbox with me, feel free to copy the image above and paste on your blog, Facebook page, or wherever. Just not while you're driving, please.