This I have to say is one of my very best pet hates.
One time I was with my son he was driving and he got a message. he went to reply to it, when I stepped in and said to him he is not going to do that while I am in the car with him. He put the phone down and I was happy.
My son now is a cop in South Australia.
Where we actually live is 9 kilometers or so from Mildura and when we go into town I can almost bet that we see 3 people on the phone or texting while driving, on average.
And being honest, I myself can not see why talking on the phone is so wrong, as to me it is like talking to the passanger.
They done test to say that it is dangerous to talk while on the phone.
On these test they ask stupid questions, that your friend wouldn't ask, like divide 140 by 5. Now come on, who is going to ask something like that. At best it might be what are we going to have for tea and could you pick it up, or something simple like that.
This could not take your attention away from driving. But it is against the law to do so. And we all know it but we see so many still attached to their phones.
Texting is a way different story. This is just plainly stupid to do. And anyone caught doing it should be fined. There is no way that you can do that and drive safely. Try it just the one time go to an industrial area or out of town where you know it is safer to try this and see how you go.
This is my gripe for the week.