Hang Up the Phone! | Donna Jean Freberg

July 31, 2014 5:57 PM

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Let's recap shall we? We seem to have forgotten not only proper etiquette when it comes to cell phones and all other devices but the law as well. Have we forgotten that it is illegal to hold a cell phone in your hand and talk on the phone while you are driving? Well maybe not everybody, but definitely the guy I saw yesterday driving his mid-life crisis Porche for miles along tricky Sunset Boulevard, holding his cell phone up to his ear, talking loudly the whole way (it couldn't possible have been a stick shift, right?). Point is I see far too many people driving while holding their cell phones boldly to their ears blabbing away as if there wasn't a law against it, as if it were completely acceptable. What is the matter with people, with all of us? Why do we forget the cost?

And while we're on the subject, it's also illegal to text while you are driving. Remember? But more importantly, it's really, really stupid. Why do we keep doing it? I know my excuse -- I don't do it while I'm driving, except at stoplights. I convince myself that I can handle this. But I am delusion...

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