A lot of buzz going around Washington about people texting while driving. Apparently texting is the new drinking.
I text while driving. I email while driving. I eat while driving. I talk on the phone while driving. I have even studied for a test while driving… albeit many years ago.
I see people putting on makeup while driving, doing their hair while driving, turning around and smacking their kids while driving.
I guess my point is, why pick on texting? People do 1,000 things that take their eyes off the road. How can you just pick and choose a couple of them?
Why not ban all those other activities, too?
In fact, most “distracted driver” accidents occur because the driver was too engaged in conversation with the passenger. Should we outlaw talking in the car? How about we just outlaw having passengers?
I feel like it’s just a bandwagon. Nobody’s going to say we can’t eat while we’re driving. There is a drive thru restaurant every 10 feet in this country. But I’m sure eating while driving is just as distracting as texting.
What do you think?