Weeks ago, five high school cheerleaders died in an automobile accident when their car crossed the center lane into on-coming traffic and collided with a big rig.
The police are now saying that it’s likely due to the driver texting on her mobile at the time of the accident:
Cell phone records show a text message was sent from the phone belonging to the driver, Bailey Goodman, at 10:05:52. A reply was sent to her phone at 10:06:29. Thirty-eight seconds later, someone called 911 to report the accident that killed Bailey and her friends. [ABC News]
This was a horrible accident, yet it’s common sense that you can’t text while driving safely, I think geeks and non-geeks alike instinctively know this. But Teens aren’t the only ones most at risk here of trying to multitask on their mobile, there is another group of people just as dangerous to fellow motorists on the road with them and that would be the obsessive compulsive workaholic.
You know what I’m talking about, someone that has to check their mail constantly via their smartphone, refreshing the stock page on their mobile browser, etc…someone like me! We are a danger to society, should be identified and restricted from owning a mobile newer than this:
Only then will society be saved from those obsessive compulsive workaholic threats on the road. It takes a lot of willpower at times when I hear the little chirp that a new work e-mail has arrived in my inbox and hold off from taking a peek until I stop at the next red light.