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  •  Not as bad (1+ / 0-)
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    but still...

    During the very first week of school last year, a driver broadsided a school bus - after blowing through a stop sign.  How did the driver manage to not see both the familiar red-and-white octagon AND the big yellow bus in time to stop?  Apparently the driver was not looking at the road in front of them, but at an electronic communication device.

    I hope their insurance dropped them instantly.

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    by Fabian on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 03:19:01 PM PDT

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    •  We definitely need "DWT" just like "DWI" (1+ / 0-)
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      ramped-up law enforcement.  

      •  Driving While Impaired (1+ / 0-)
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        works for me just fine.

        Or as I put it sometimes "I don't know what they are doing, but it isn't driving!".  

        After spending years commuting by bicycle, my driving mantra is "Trust no one.".  I always look for signs that a driver is distracted or lost or about to turn or stop.  When it's a mere cyclist versus a vehicle, the life you save is definitely your own!

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        by Fabian on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 05:05:31 PM PDT

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