Saturday, April 19, 2008

Set To Vibrate

In my home province, they made a little law that goes like this, as of April 1st YOU CAN'T DRIVE AND CHAT ON YOUR CELL PHONE AT THE SAME TIME. Unless it's a hands free phone and you're using a looks-like-you-work-at-McDonald's headset. Thank goodness they didn't say anything about not applying mascara and driving. My phone rings occasionally while I'm in my car, but my eyes are always calling for more lash batting power.

When your phone rings you now have two options: a) let it ring and go to voicemail or b) pull over on the road/highway and answer the phone. Gee, I don't see anything dangerous about THAT.

I guess the law was made for those bad driver's who need their focus all their energy (and faculties) on driving to avoid being in an accident. Thank goodness they didn't say anything about not eating Big Mac's and fries and driving. My phone rings occasionally while I'm in my car, but my tummy is always calling for more [whatever they put in that crap].

2 comments:

Jami said...

While I think the "Don't phone and drive" laws are ridiculous (since, as you said, other distractions are still allowed), they're based on studies that show that people who use a cell phone while driving - even with a hands-free headset - pay less attention to their surroundings and have slower reactions than people who are legally drunk.

Kirsten said...

I could never eat anything but I granola bar in the car or a timmy's tea if I was driving. If I was to attempt the Micky D thing I would have an accident without a doubt. You know how much I like ketchup and s/p on my fries. Let's visualize. Exactly.