David Lowry wrote:They really need to start doing something about the whole "distracted driving" thing. People saying "it infringes on our freedoms or rights" must forget that driving is not a right it's a privilege. You don't get to make your own rules up. I get so pissed off when I see people around me (while driving) doing all kinds of other stuff. I don't care how good you think you are at doing it, you're not. You will eventually hurt or kill someone. I'm glad this guy has been convicted and will do time.
I have an iPhone and I don't text, read email, or anything else while driving. It's just too dangerous. I even find myself turning off the radio when I get into major FUBAR traffic situations.
People need to quit driving and acting like their car is another place to "chill out".
Mythbusters even confirmed that people talking on their cell phone while driving are more dangerous than drunk drivers.
I don't want/need anyone taking the life of my daughter or wife because they just had to post a cool picture to facebook while driving. Screw that.
I have to agree with you that people should not do the things they do while driving, myself included. I have a bluetooth set but even that is distracting. Besides texting there are too many distractions that people do that gets them or worse, others into serious trouble.
I have to disagree with driving is a privilege. It is a right to travel (i.e. walk, car, train, plane, boat) that the government has made people believe is a privilege. There are too many people that think cutting you off is their right or texting while driving is their right but that isn't the same as the right to travel.
cubsfan1969 wrote:I'm convinced Colorado has the worst drivers. If they are not distracted, then they tailgate you NASCAR drafting style. This is one state for sure you need uninsured motorist insurance!
Anonymous wrote:I don't know, I originally lived in Austin, TX and they were pretty bad. I've seen a few cases where the saying "if you don't like my driving...get off the sidewalk" fits. Although, I live in a small Colorado town and haven't ventured out to other places yet.
If you think those places have bad drives go to China. I've been to a city called Xian in northern China and it is just downright scary and amazing at the same time. I've been all over Canada and the U.S. and have never seen drivers as crazy as the ones there. Lets just say stop lights are a suggestion, not a rule. I was afraid to cross the street the first day I was there