Originally Posted by remdog
Just yesterday I had a kid on a bicycle (appeared to be about 12 or 13) peddle through an interesection against a green light. If I hadn't slamed on the brakes he would have never finished that text; thank goodness there was no one behind me.
California has done the prudent thing and outlawed talking on hand-held cell phones. Next up: texting while driving.
I've seen some bizarre stuff on the roads. Looking down into cars can be scary sometimes. The whole hand held phone thing baffles me. If you can afford a cell phone, surely you can afford a bluetooth device. Some of them are pretty inexpensive right now. I have a bluetooth and voice activated dialing. I hardly even have to touch the phone while I'm driving. I'm getting to the point where I think maybe they should start making cell phones without a speaker and sell them with an accompanying ear piece so the only way you can use it is hands free.
But the texting thing is beyond me. Why in the world do you need to do that when you can talk
to the person?