Merry Andrew wrote:
It seems that people talking on the phone get all wrapped up in the conversation to the exclusion of all other considerations. People talking to a passenger in the car tend to still be mindful of the traffic situation. [...]
Yes, definitely! I've seen it too many times to believe otherwise.
Not too long ago, my wife was crossing a street in a marked crosswalk, controlled by a traffic light, and a walk/don't walk light. She was okay to go, and she was halfway across and had a guy in a pickup cross immediately in front of her and he was looking down
at his lap. This was, by the way, while he was making a left
How much you want to bet he was texting /email checking /making a phone call?
It never phased this young driver that he could have nearly maimed or killed my wife.....and for what?