I think I drank it all. At least the 101. Used to be my "handle" on the
CB, for anyone old enough to recall the craze for those things. Hard to
believe I ditched the booze and the CB about the same time, about 20
Somebody changed the name to joke, and speaking of jokes, especially
old ones, I see Pat Robertson has told Dover, MD not to expect help
from God because they voted ID approving board members out of
Let's see: it was Orlando he was last calling down the wrath of God
Talk about an argment against ID: Pat Robertson.
Must be a lot less traffic than there was in the late '70s, early '80s
now that truckers have their toy mostly back in their hands.
Today, every other driver seems to have a cell phone upside his or her
haid. One little momma driving a big momma (refrigerator white Yukon)
almost got me yesterday, chatting on the phone, 2-1/2' into my lane on
a blind curve on a narrow road, and managed to give me the finger when
I blew my horn.
Gotta love 'em. I hear NY has done one thing right: made yakking on
cells illegal while driving. I hope it's true, and that VA follows suit
They make 'em with speakers now, and jacks for mikes. Can't figure out why
anyone would have to give a hand to the phone just to converse. Rousted my
daughter out to go shopping yesterday without taking the thing out of my
Day after they ban cell phones, it's gotta be the turn of fast food.
A little trivia.
Believe it or not, you have Brooklyn, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, to thank
Not only was Brooklyn the first city to enact a seat belt law back in
the 60's, they were also the first to ban cell phones while driving.
So did CT. 6 weeks after the law took effect, it's back on the phone.
The law will probably be as effective as laws pertaining to fart
exhausts, car boom-box stereos, pedestrians in crosswalks having the
right of way, and municipal 25 and 35 MPH speed limits. Totally
which touches on a weakness of our legal system- it's a lot easier to
get bad laws passed than to get them removed... so we have so many
laws that it takes specialists with decades of intensive training to
banning of cel phones is bad law because it imposes a penalty
disproportionate to risk. smoking, eating and adjusting the radio
cause a lot more accidents than cel phones, but banning phones appeals
to a vocal constituency. so we have another bad bit of law that will
be largely ignored, except when some racist beat cop decides he needs
an excuse to pull over another young black guy...
Actually, the new CT law bans most any distraction, not just phones. What
makes phones worse than other distractions is the amount of brain power it
sops up from the focus of driving. People get so involved in the
conversation they tune out the driving rather than the opposite. Most of us
listen to the radio in the car. When you get into a heavy traffic situation
you mentally tune out the radio and take care of the business of driving.
too many phone users do not.
Of course, plugging in my hands free set to make a 15 second call is more of
a distraction than the call itself.
Well I only use my handsfree set be it driving (yes I'm one of the morons
that talk on the phone while driving) or standing out in the backyard. I did
try talking on it once while driving without the handsfree set....never
again I do not see how anyone can pay atention to the road while pressing a
phone to their ear....And I hope it is not illegal here because I see the
cops doing it all the time....lol
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