Thursday, February 11, 2010
Flippin' cell phone law!
January 2010 marked a new traffic law in Oregon that is driving me cuh.ray.zee! No more cell phones while driving, must use a hands-free device. WTF? I totally understand and support the ban on texting while driving ... big no-no in my book! You won't evah find me texting while my car is in motion, but this 'no talking with your cell phone to your ear' is driving me insane! I even think it is more dangerous for me to be fumbling around with these micro-mini gadgets, trying to get it in my ear, set up the bluetooth to my cell phone, and hope that when someone calls, I can answer the dumb thing! Talk about a distraction! Ugh. I don't think people are anymore distracted by talking on the phone than they are listening to the radio or chatting it up with their passengers. Texing, again, is a full distraction and can kill people! Holding our phones to our ears should not interfere. I mean, how many people do you know that regularly drive with both hands on the wheel ... you know, 10 and 2? Yeah, nobody I know. What's next? Drinking Starbucks in the car will be unacceptable? Sigh. I am so annoyed with this dumb new law. How about your state? Any crazy laws that erk you?