Thursday, February 12, 2015

Texting and Driving


As I sit here sipping my coffee, waiting for the wood stove to crank out some heat and listening mindlessly to the news (local), I hear again how there is a proposal to make it illegal to text and drive for those over 21.

I confess that I was unaware that it was legal to text and drive, no matter your age. In this state, the great state of Missouri, it is legal. Only for those over 21. Because we all know that upon turning 21 you are an adult and can do adult things. Suddenly you are a multi-tasking wizard. Not to mention the fact that adults in my age range are so very adept at technology.

 Why would it be a good idea to text and drive at any age? Legal or not. Make sure you have air bags and your seat belt is buckled. Have to be safety conscious, you know. Then, text while you hurtle down the interstate at 80 MPH, no make that 79 MPH. Cause, we all know the troopers won't bother to pull you over unless you exceed the speed limit by 10 MPH. Speaking of legal .....

5 comments:

dkzody said...

Texting or using cell phone is illegal in California.

Vicky said...

Here in Australia it is illegal to touch your mobile phone if you are driving.

Linda O'Connell said...

In Illinois hands free phone usage only. A radio personality going to a funeral was pulled over and ticketed for using his cell phone.
Yeah, the minute we all turn 21 we magically get smart.

Joanne Noragon said...

My granddaughter works at a ski run. They will be fired if they use a cell phone while working. Works for me.

Val said...

You'd think we'd be more strict, what with our penchant for executing ten death-row inmates per year.