Friday, April 11, 2014

Blogging From A to Z Day 10: J is for Just Hang Up and Drive!

Yes, this a real product! What if the airbag deploys? 
For the month of April I will be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. Learn more about the challenge by clicking here. Each day (except Sundays) I will be posting a theme based on each letter of the alphabet. This blog is covering automotive topics for the month. To read my other blog posts for the challenge, click here.

Humans seem to be getting dumber, because in recent years we think we can safely pilot a 4,000 pound vehicle while not looking or even keeping our hands on the steering wheel. Why? Because we're too busy fiddling with phones, tablets and other things that have absolutely nothing to do with driving, that's why!

I cannot tell you how many times I recently have been almost hit by another driver who is swerving, running stop signs, etc. only to see the other driver is looking at his/her phone. It pisses me off like nothing else, because my kids' lives are worth more than some asswipe's weekend plans that have to be texted about right at that exact moment.

If people think about their actions for one moment, they would realize that using electronic devices instead of paying attention behind the wheel is incredibly selfish. Cars are dangerous weapons, every bit as dangerous as a gun or knife, yet we treat them as if they are playthings. If you hit a cyclist even with a tiny car like a Ford Fiesta, you could easily kill or permanently maim the other person. Do we just not care about other people? Oh, you're bored behind the wheel, so you decided to risk everyone else's lives? It would be like a parent being bored during their baby's bath, so they just leave the baby alone in the tub while they watch a movie!

To make things even better, I hear some people I know for a fact text and drive complain about the advent of autonomous vehicle technology. You see, these people don't trust technology, which is why their entire social life is facilitated by their phone. I would rather trust an algorithm that these morons behind the wheel of their vehicle, especially if it's my kids' life on the line.

Put your damn phone/tablet down and drive you car, people! Stop being a selfish asswipe and thinking only about your pathetic entertainment while driving.

These videos are shocking and hopefully will help impact behavior behind the wheel:


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