I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore! After slamming on my brakes on the highway today as another car awkwardly changed from the right lane to the left lane, I was shocked-- shocked I say-- to find a woman fully engrossed in a phone call. Oblivious to the world and the traffic around her, just chit-chatting her pretty little head off. If I'd had my kids in the car I wouldn't be able to even see straight right now.
Now, that said, yes I have talked on my cell while driving. But, I try to keep the conversations brief-- like under a minute-- and I always try to stay in the right lane and not change lanes, make turns, etc. where I will be endangering other people b/c now it's impossible to see over my left shoulder. All I'm asking-- no, demanding-- is people put the damn phone down and drive! That hands-free law can't come soon enough. And if you think I'm hot about this right now, consider this-- I was ready to write this 3 hours ago, but the Intertubes were clogged up at work. If you disagree with this post, just wait for the next time a teenager starts to get over and at the last second gets back in their lane, and when you get alongside you see a cell stuck to their head.
Ranting about this at work, I wished about my dream product-- a lit sign in my back window with apt statements for the other drivers who are yapping away and endangering others. Come to find out, there's actually such a thing. Our head tech guy couldn't remember the exact name, but it's like a sign for drivers you can write a message on for them to see. Probably not safe for you to do at the time, but I know what mine would have said today: "HANG UP THE PHONE, LADY... YES, YOU IN THE CAVALIER! YOU'RE GOING TO KILL US ALL!!!!!!!"