Driving While Stupid

July 31, 2009 at 6:00 PMJeremy

Story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/technology/28texting.html?_r=2&hp

Finally, a study to prove what we've known all along: you cannot look down at your stupid phone and keep your eyes on the road at the same time.  I don't care who you are, how long you've been doing it, what little tricks you know, it cannot be done safely.  In case you were curious, yeah, this subject ticks me off a little.  I'd normally chalk this up to a mechanism of natural selection, but when you're piloting a ton of metal on the same roadway that I have to share with your moronic little self, I'm not willing to just let nature take its course. 

PUT DOWN THE PHONE!

Like our schools have done, I want a law passed that, in addition to writing you a ticket, if you're caught using your phone while driving, the cop gets to impound your phone and you have to pay, say, $200 to get it back.  Meanwhile, they should dial, I don't know... Jupiter and waste all of your minutes.  Maybe that would stop people. 

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