...Or pull over and talk on your cell phone,,,but get out of the way!
Okay, I don't know about anyone else, but I've had enough of drivers on their cell phones! They make me crazy!
It's not often that I feel the need to rant and rave online, but today I just have to!
Yesterday afternoon I had an appointment 35 minutes away, in a torrential storm. I hesitated to even go out in this kind of weather, but had already made the commitment to show a couple of houses. My trip there and back were filled with drivers that shouldn't have been on the road.
It was bad enough that is was raining like crazy, but drivers on their cell phones seemed to be crazy, too!
A lady was stopped at a traffic light, talking on her phone. She never noticed the light changed till the 5 cars behind her started honking their horns, then she moved.
A guy in a pickup truck was driving 25 in a 40 mph zone, in the left lane, gabbing , and throwing his arms up...looked like he was screaming at the person on the other end of the phone. He had about 10 cars stuck behind him because they were boxed in.
A lady in a brand new Lexus pulled out of a parking lot about 3 car lengths in front of me in a spot where the puddles were 3 to 4 inches deep! I hit the brakes, my van skidded and I thought I was a goner! She never even flinched or looked up. She was laughing and enjoying her "fun" conversation. As she proceeded on in front of me at about 20 miles per hour, it took me over 4 traffic lights to get around her!
We were all stopped for a red light and the guy next to me was talking on his phone. He and I were in the front of the line. The turn lane light changed from red to the green arrow. Well, he took off. He and I were in the straight lane and our lights were still red. He and two cars came within inches of colliding...they all hit their brakes and went skidding.
It was a wonder that I made it there and back yesterday in one piece.
I just wish that some people would put their cell phones away and concentrate on the road before they kill the rest of us!
Thanks for allowing me time to vent,,,I feel much better now...until I get back out on the road.