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Dangerousdave_2 02-22-2007 05:58 PM

Re: Distracted Driving
Twenty years of going up and down 101 once a week has convinced me that half the people out there are driving impaired in one way or another. If they are not drunk (in midday), they are talking on the damn phone, yelling at their kids, fiddling with CDs, eating, trying to read a map without pulling over, applying makeup, or like me sometimes, have just been too long without sleep. I used to drive all the way home after having put in a 12 midnight shift, and would be fading pretty bad by the time I got to Salinas. After two people I knew died in single car accidents, I took to grabbing a Motel 6 when I found myself unable to concentrate properly.

Dangerousdave_2 02-22-2007 06:03 PM

Re: Distracted Driving
I just re-read the article posted, and, having driven Highway 17 a few times, that's really scary. I put a 'Hang up and Drive' bumper sticker on my car and have let people see it a couple of times when my patience fails me. A side effect of the sticker is that both myself and my wife feel like hypocrites if we do make a call while driving, so at least one less driver is yakking when they should be paying attention.

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