I know I wrote teen dies in car crash and I still do feel that way. I feel with other kids in a car, the driver is way to distracted. But I’ve been hearing more and more about passing a law that teens can’t drive and talk on a cell phone and I simply don’t think that teenagers are any different than any other person or driver when it comes to talking on cell phones while driving.
How many of you have been behind someone on a cell phone? They are either driving way to fast or way to slow. They weave to the right and then back to the left. You can’t signal when your holding a phone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other.
I mean, I can walk and chew gum at the same time but I don’t feel I have the right to talk on a phone and drive at the same time if a teen can’t. I don’t feel “unsafe” like this has age boundaries. I don’t pay enough attention to what I’m doing. I am an adult and I know this in my case to be true. I don’t live in a high traffic area and if my phone does ring while I’m driving (which it never rings but that’s beside the point) I will answer it but chances are 95% of the time, I’m either on a dirt road or won’t pass another car. If I were on a busy highway or freeway, I’d wait until I could safely pull over and call whoever called me back. I took a road trip with my brother and when my phone rang, whoever wasn’t driving answered it. There was NO way I could have talked while driving through the mountains.
Why would anyone think just because your a teenager you drive worse than an adult while talking on a cell phone? I know a lot of people like to bash kids and teens but I just think “generally,” PEOPLE shouldn’t talk on phones, weaving in and out of traffic or causing jams because they are blabbing away on a phone. I’m not talking about the phone call, “honey can you pick up milk on the way home,” I’m talking about “conversations.”
People’s lives are at stake. I also know a lot of people who “catch up” with their phone calls on their way to and from work while driving.
I apologize if I offend anyone but I’m with the teens on this one. I don’t think anyone should drive and talk at the same time. Pull over if you have to take that highly important call but don’t tailgate me or cause me to drive 20 miles under the speed limit or have me try to guess which way your are going to turn or what you are planning to do. Let’s all be safe on our roads. Isn’t there enough to distract us while we’re on the road?