Thursday, January 21, 2010
It’s storming in California almost nonstop right now which we needed desperately. I left early for work because I knew the roads and traffic would be bad. What I encountered were a couple of young Texters who were weaving in and out of their traffic lanes in typical suicidal manner. My usual defensive plan when I see one of these airheads is to hang back or zip around them in the opposite lane from the one they’re invading by drifting while texting.
Both used the ‘hunch’ method – all the way forward in the seat draped over the steering wheel, driving with arms while punching in world shattering short hand at sixty-five miles per hour. They were both driving late model vehicles so Darwin’s Law may come into play some time in the future. The air bag in a collision can deploy in the driver’s face at explosive speeds. My main worry though is the rest of us folks on the road. I thought the people driving with a cell-phone welded to their ear were bad enough but the Texters have them beat for the most reckless road hazard of all time. Here are a few cartoons to illustrate.