Thursday, August 26, 2010

Talk About Distracted Driving

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Studies show that if you are texting and driving that you are 23 times more likely to be in an accident.  The Washington Post cited a study saying that 28% of accidents involve cell phones or texting.  There are also reports that 80% of all accidents are caused by some sort of distracted driving.  That tells me that there are a lot more accidents by other forms of distraction than cell phones, but that is another matter.  It is one reason I am not in favor of laws singling out cell phones. 

Speaking of other forms of distracted driving, if texting or talking on a cell phone while driving increases your chance of having an accident, how much more likely is it that Colondra Hamilton would have been involved in some sort of accident had the police not pulled her over?  According to The Smoking Gun, she was pulled over because the windows of her car were overly tinted.  When they pulled her over, they noticed her pants were unbuttoned.

The officers questioned Ms. Hamilton and she admitted that she had been masturbating with a vibrator.  She was also watching a pornographic movie that her passenger had playing on a laptop.  She was charged with "impaired alertness." I'll say!  Now that is what I call distracted driving.  They also charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia.  I decided not to post her mug shot, but rather let you leave it to your imagination.  If you want to see her, check out The Smoking Gun link above. 
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