Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hands Free

I hate it when news stations do segments when they put teenagers in a car and have them go through a slalom course of orange cones at 40 miles an hour while texting to show the dangers of texting when driving.

When they enevitably hit a cone they say that could have been someone child. Well any person that saw actual kids running around in the street and you had to weave around them you would put your phone down.

When is the last time you actually did the slalom course in your car. If you saw one coming (As you normally would see a turn in the road)you would probably put your phone down.

While I agree that it is dangerous to take your eyes off the road to do anything.

The statistic of 90% of teens failed the obstacle course as proof that texting while driving is meaningless.

1 comment:

Rocketstar said...

Local TV news is laughable.