Thursday, March 13, 2008
On the topic of driver awareness....this is pretty interesting, I think I've seen it before, but with the latest tragedies, it's worth spreading around again: do the test . Say, wasn't there supposed to be some law about driving with a handheld cell phone in California going into effect pretty soon? Not that hands free is statistically that much (any?) better, but maybe the hassle of going hands free will cause some people to not place calls. At one intersection last night on my ride, I counted 9 out of 17 drivers passing in front of me turning onto the freeway with phones jammed in their ears. The last two got hung up in the middle of the intersection as traffic backed up, I don't suppose that had anything to do with them not looking ahead to see what was happening before they entered the intersection. That, or they did see, and didn't care that they corked the intersection, because they are special. Either way I guess they are special.