Today on the way home to meet theBean in-between her Thursday double (2 shifts at work – 10-2, 4:45-close)… I observed someone driving & doing a Sudoku puzzle. Simultaneously. Not at a stoplight, but while driving. WHILE.
I was mortified. Ok, not mortified, that’s too strong of a word. Cracked up? Ok, that’s more accurate. So I decided to play a little game all the way home… on my 16 minute drive, to see what else I could observe my Fellow Drivers doing while they were driving. Or, rather, when they were supposed to be giving 100% of their attention to their driving.
Talking on the cell phone. Of course – even though MythBusters found that driving under the influence is less dangerous than driving while on the cell phone, everyone seems to do it. The only redeeming thing is that you can’t put down drunk…
Smoking. And not just smoking. Chain-smoking.
Changing the radio station. While leaning over really close to the radio so it could be seen evidently.
Picking something out of their eyes, using the folded down visor mirror…
Eating & drinking. Using both hands, steering probably with the knees.
Yelling at (disciplining?) kids in the back seat. While facing said children.
Rocking out, using their thumb for a microphone, checking out the rear-view to see Just. How. Cool. I. Are.
Watching TV – the DVD player in the minivan displayed just above the driver – how convenient.
A couple of readers – I saw a newspaper reader (& I didn’t think they even got printed anymore,) & a big, thick book.
A car-cleaner upper – someone was picking up the trash from behind their seats & depositing it in a bag on the passenger seat.
I’m sure that there was more to observe, but I was driving. :)
How about you? What’s have you seen other drivers doing while driving…?