The Scariest Thing I Ever Saw. Ever.
The picture says it all.
By Jeffrey Bishop.
Unfortunately, each of us sees something like this on the road every day. Incredibly, the text-driving offenders are usually plowing down the fast lane, careening back and forth off the white lines demarcating their lanes. I’m torn between speeding up to shake my fist at them, slowing down and changing lanes to get some distance, or laying on the horn to warn them and others of the danger.
Recently, I’ve tried a friendly “long-short short-long” horn tap — Morse code for “X” — to try to send a message. But really: in an era of texting, who knows Morse code? I see the irony — and am no such out-of-time anachronism that I didn’t have to Google for a chart to figure out how to represent the 24th letter of the alphabet with horn toots.
In all seriousness: What can be done about this deadly menace? How do you react on the roads when you see people texting and driving? Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution? It’s definitely a first-world problem, and one of our own making. What can we do to raise awareness and end this scary threat to mankind?