Monday, January 18, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM
"On the day of the collision last month, visibility was good. The sidewalk was not under repair. As she walked, Tiffany Briggs, 25, was talking to her grandmother on her cellphone, lost in conversation. Very lost. “I ran into a truck,” Ms. Briggs said. It was parked in a driveway."
It is becoming illegal in more places to use your phone while driving, without at least using hands-free and overall, I agree with the movement. I see driving as a privilege, and I see people holding a handset, let alone texting, as very dangerous. However, the war between drivers and pedestrians rages on, and pedestrians are far from innocent. People not using crosswalks and paying attention to the traffic signs is bad enough, but then there are those that are completely oblivious to the world around them which makes them just as much a danger as distracted drivers. If only there was a way we could impose or enforce the laws we currently have to encourage people to pay attention to the world around them, at least where safety is concerned.