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Monday, July 25, 2011

No Hands!

We've all seen the multitaskers on the road: talkers, texters, make-up-doers, etc.  Until recently, I thought I'd seen them all.  Then, I saw two new distractions I hadn't seen before.

A few weeks ago, I was driving along a 50mph or so street and for whatever reason, the lady in the car next to me caught my attention.  She was reading a book!  I sped up quickly to get out of her way.  What the heck makes you think you can read a book and drive with your wrists?  That must have been one great book!

Think about it for a second.  Let's say you had nothing distracting you while you were driving.  Would you steer your car with your wrists on the top of the wheel at 50mph?  I hope not.

And then, just a few days ago, I had the rare opportunity of my wife driving us somewhere.  So I got to see the normal trip to the mall in a whole new perspective.  Well, while enjoying the fresh, passenger view, Mandalyn spots a texter.  (We always point out how dumb it is for people to text while driving.)  So I look as we pass.  The lady that was texting was also talking on another phone!  First off, why do you have two phones?  Second, why would you use them both . . . on the highway!!!!  Talking and texting on the road.  It was definitely one of the more bizarre distracted drivers I've seen.  She better be texting the fire department and calling an ambulance, because she won't last long on the road like that.

So what about you?  We all see weirdos out there.  Got any to share?  Please do.  :)


StephanieC said...

Definitely saw a guy reading the paper on the highway, travelling around 100km/hr.

Have seen someone talking AND texting before, and was equally as baffled.

I just don't get it~!



Anonymous said...

Try playing Angry Birds while driving. Now THAT shz is hard!

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