What Happened To The War On Distraction?

"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Everything we do is a

Everything we do is a distraction. It is worse in a vehicle. Maybe we need to have the driver inside a box and the vehicle needs to be 100% automated. We speak a command and it goes.

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Officer: Do you know why you were being stopped?”
Me: Uh, no.
Officer: You appeared to be changing your radio station. That’s driving while distracted at least, and driving with undue care and attention at worst.
Me: Well officer, what would you do if you were enjoying a radio station that was playing a double-shot of classic Van Halen, only to have the retarded DJ switch to Celine Dion’s “It’s all coming back to me now”?
Officer: Oh, geez, I’m sorry, dude. That’s an even BIGGER distraction. Once you’ve heard THAT song it’s forever too late to cut off your ears. You did the right thing. Have a nice day, man. Peace.

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In order to avoid tickets,

In order to avoid tickets, I'll need to get a personal driver soon...

What Happened To The War On Distraction?

Not that this is Point/Counterpoint here, but I have a slightly different view on distracted driving. While I certainly don't support drunk driving or driving and texting, I do need a certain amount of activity to help keep me alert while driving. For example, if I drive a long period of time with no audio entertainment, I get drowsy while driving. I need a little something to keep me alert. Over the years at has been amateur radio, police scanners, XM/Sirius satellite radio, Slacker Radio, and/or GPS. Obviously NOT all of those at once, but sometimes more than one. Most recently on a road trip I might have the Garmin GPS and Sirius satellite radio active. Is it distracted driving? I guess I open it up for debate.


What is the difference of talking on the phone versus a CB radio? Seen any truckers pulled over for that?

I've seen forums showing you how to disable in dash DVD players motion detectors so you can watch a movie while driving. INSANE !

My radio controls are on my steering wheel.
High price cars now have shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

Remember cruising down the road with your arm around your lady ? Consoles and bucket seats put a nail in that.

Have you ever noticed

Have you ever noticed what kind of electronics and other devices a cop has in their patrol cars and most times blocking their view?

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra