Friday, October 06, 2006

Make up your minds already!

Last night, I stumbled across this very enlightening article about how researchers in Britian found that drivers don't pay attention to traffic signals because they are thinking about other things -- primarily sex.

Needless to say, this totally contradicts everything I've come to believe in. I mean, weren't we just told that talking on a cell phone is the problem?

Those silly scientists need to get their stories straight.


Sparkling said...

How are the going to enforce "thinking about sex while driving is banned"?

Dara said...

My guess is that it'll be only slightly less effective than enforcing the ban on using cellphones and blackberries while driving.

In all seriousness, people are going to be distracted when they do anything other than focus their undivided attention on driving. But it's not going to change, because that's just what people do.

Bo W. said...

I will try and dodge traffic lights where people are talking to a 1-800 sex line on their cell phone while driving

Dara said...

You should also be careful for people busy sending pervy text messages to congressional pages via blackberry while sitting in traffic. Very dangerous.