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Driving a Car Is More Important Than Talking on the Phone When You’re Driving a Car

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Earlier today, I was nearly sideswiped by a lady who apparently felt that it was more important to continue her phone conversation than to pay attention to the many other vehicles darting on and off of Goetz Drive. That’s an insanely busy part of town during most of the day.

But, no, there she was chatting away and coming within inches of my car as I departed the Wendy’s parking lot.

I uttered choice words…and loudly.

I waved my arms to indicate my displeasure with her choices.

And SHE kept on planning tonight’s dinner, or discussing poor decisions on the recently concluded season of The Bachelorette…or baseball, maybe she was talking about baseball. (Don’t want to appear sexist.)

Whatever she was discussing, it wasn’t along the lines of, “Hey, I’d better get off this phone and concentrate on the road since I clearly can’t do both at the same time.”

This isn’t the first time someone has nearly caused a major collision with my vehicle due to his/her lack of appreciation for the importance of driving…WHILE DRIVING! And, I doubt it will be the last.

It’s 2012.

It’s the information age times a thousand. I just wish some of us weren’t so tethered to any given device that we forget what we absolutely should NEVER forget.

Safety.

Unless, of course, someone wants to buy me a new car.

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