- Oct 6, 2010
I get more distracted by giant flashing LED billboards at night that are animated and way too bright.
Here's an idea. Actually enforcing the law and pulling violators over. Far too often I see people blatantly using their phone behind the wheel in front of cops and nothing happens. Can't complain about a law being ineffective if there's little to no effort in enforcing it to begin with.
Yep fantasy sure, roads are dangerous.Maybe I live in fantasy land, but I feel like all the text/driving hysteria is nothing more than people wanting something to be afraid of.
Sensible people distracted by their phones can become killers without any intention of ill will.I see all sorts of stupid shit on the road, but the vast majority of it does not involve a driver using their phone. I also see a lot of people using their phones on the road, but the vast majority of them don't seem to be posing any imminent danger to anyone.
There must be no ambiguity for something this serious.Then when the local police do decide to enforce it, they just camp out at long red lights, and nab the people who at least waited until their cars were stationary and posing no danger, rather than targeting phone users in moving cars.
I do much the same. I don't care if it a sweet looking little old lady or a 300 LB brute, I lose my shit when I see someone using their phone behind the wheel.I always blast the car horn and flip the bird to chumps and chumpettes who are on their phones while driving.
I have also been known to pull in front of them and hit the brake lights to break their concentration and interrupt their cell session.
Usually it some stuck up bitch in an SUV doing 30 in the fast lane, weaving over the lines being a general ass. In the city I live in the police have quit patrolling and just rely on the highway cameras to alert them when to go clean up the wrecks.
I am totally ok with citizens running these assholes off the road into a ditch.
Probably multiple approaches that could be taken that don't necessarily involve the stick. The carrot may work better in this case. Personally if Allstate would give me a 10% discount every time I renew - would be happy to install a short range cell signal blocking device.
Last thing I want is a robot car. Talk about taking taking the fun out of life. For those of us who actually enjoy cars and driving anyway.
How about this idea? Insurance companies give you a nice discount if you put a device in the car that blocks cell phone communication.
The problem with that, is that police would have to actually drive around and mingle with the public. At least here in Texas, it's much easier to just park your car backwards on the highway and wait for free money to come by.
Folks that do it will die you mean. But, death is not a deterrent, because people are stupid, and really do believe that they will not be caught. Sometimes they even think they are too smart to be caught. It's got to be a form of insanity really.I'm afraid that the ONLY thing that will stop distracted driving is summary execution. Do it often enough and folks that want to do it will stop.