In all his infinite wisdom the mayor of our fine city has rid our streets of evil drivers using cell phones.
The alderman who proposed the law, grandmother was run over/almost run over by a cell phone distracted driver.
Now no one has to worry about being run over by someone using a cell phone.
Now its a 50 dollar fine if CPD sees you talking on a cell (hands free is OK)200 bucks if your in an accident.
Yup…nice and safe.
What is still allowed:
Wrestling with 20 foot of headset/power cords to answer a call.
Looking for the Dark Side of the Moon cassette on the passenger side floor while smoking a Camel and trying not to spill your Red Bull.
Enjoying the morning paper folded neatly on your steering wheel.
Trying to eat a hard shell taco and balance a 90 oz Mountain Dew driving in a stick shift car.
Driving to your moms after you sig other kicks the crap out of you.
A screaming match with anyone while your behind the wheel “HANDSFREE” of course.
I am feeling so safe when I’m on the road now I want to add to the safe driving legislation.
When I was young(er) a crazed woman totally focused on her Arby’s Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwitch jumped a curb and almost cut this T-man’s life journey short.
I would like all Arby’s chicken sandwitches banned while driving(dangerously tasty?). KFC(crap), Turkey, Ham , Salami are still OK.
Now all of thoes buttons and lights in the car not directly related to driving must be disabled unless the car is in park.
We cant have these yahoos flagrantly adjusting their radios and heat/AC controls while driving.
How about the most distracted drivers of all…the Chicago Police. Just look at all the radios, lojak, computers, displays, personal cell phones, cups of coffee, paperwork in their car.
I will agree with everyone that a distracted driver is not safe.
But does collecting 50 to 200 cash for cellphones make anything safer?