I cannot tell you how many times over the past few weeks I have been had the bejesus scared out of me traveling down the tollway. Seeing a car drift slightly to the right or left of the lane or slightly below the speed limit seems to be a tip off that the driver is not paying attention. The driver seemds drunk.
And nine-times-out-of-ten I see the driver looking down for extended periods of time and then glancing up, sometimes just in time to hit the brakes as the car in front slows in traffic. A quick look into the car shows the driver with a hand-held device between their hands.
C'mon people, is it too much to ask that you don't text and drive at the same time? Driving while on a cell phone is distracting enough but texting is downright dangerous every time out of the box.
Sun-Times Media reporter Mike Danahey wrote an excellent story recently about distracted driving at high speeds and the trouble it causes. Read it here.
Driving takes a lot of concentration and being distracted by texting doesn't make any sense. I mean OMG, WTF, if you can't wait to communicate, IDK, you're an idiot.