Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Death by Cell Phone

Driver inattention is a leading cause of traffic crashes, responsible for about 80 percent of all collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Considering crashes are the number-one cause of accidental death in the U.S., it is important to pay close attention to our driving habits and those of other drivers. This from the website.

I constantly see and am affected by these idiots as they yabber away or texting while driving, something in itself that does not seem to be their forte.

These people put us, themselves and their passengers, often their own children, at risk of injury or death.

You can hit someone with a hammer till they are brain dead and you will go to prison. Cause the same injury while distracted by your cell phone and it may, just may, cost you an extra $500 in fines.

WTF is it with these double standards in this country?