As I drove home on 565 the other day I saw something that was pretty amazing. As I merged into traffic there was a car in front of me who was clearly not paying attention. As I passed the car I noticed their head down as they were obviously doing something on their phone. Making a call while driving is legal but texting, emailing or instant messaging is not. In my 15-20 minute drive home there were 5 or 6 cars that were looking down doing something on their phone as they drove anywhere from 60-75 MPH. One person was holding their phone up above the steering wheel while driving with his forearms. I guess that was his way of at least trying to keep an eye on the road. This phone usage thing while driving seems to be epidemic. I told myself if I were an unmarked police car I could have had a heyday giving out tickets. I would have felt good about it because driving 70 MPH without paying attention is dangerous. Maybe technology needs to disable phones when a car is moving at a fast rate. I'm sure the technology could be created that could make that work. I'm Dave Thomason, that's my take, what's yours?
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