I hate to go from the fun of talking about pets to another rant, but you know me, I can’t help myself.
A proposed bill to ban texting while driving has been all over the news today and reading about it made me stop and wonder why we need a law to tell us not to do something that is so obviously dangerous. Are we all that dense that we can’t figure that out for ourselves?
In another part of one of the news stories on CNN, the reporter quoted from a recent study that found that “drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than an undistracted driver.”
Again, I have to say, “Duh?” Did we have to pay for a study that came to the same conclusion a five-year-old would have for the price of an ice-cream cone?
When I first heard about the study on the national news the other night, I burst out laughing. There was Charles Gibson in all his earnestness giving the story his all, quoting the statistics and issuing the warning. Watching him, I couldn’t help but wonder if under the facade of seriousness there wasn’t a part of him that found the story as absurd as I did. Of course distracted drivers are going to have more accidents than drivers who are not distracted.
Now I want my ice-cream cone.