Friday, December 14, 2007

Driving with your phone, not your hands

Walking our son home from school this afternoon, I was passed by two cars with drivers who didn't have their hands touching the steering wheel. One was changing gears with their left hand, the other tuning the radio or turning on the heat--with their left hand.

The problem? Their right hand was holding their mobile phone---up to their left ear. Yes, around their head to the other side.

Why do people do this?! Is everyone finding their hearing failing in their right ear, so they have to hold the mobile up to their left ear---and can only do this with their right hand?

Aside from the fact that you're not supposed to be holding a mobile phone while you're driving at all to begin with.

Cars going by at 40km/h or better with no actual control of the steering wheel. Zooming by us walking down the hill on the sidewalk.

And not a Garda to be seen. Ever.



  1. Well, my husband got fined €60 for the phone crime last week. I hope that brightens your day! :)

  2. I know At, it's stupid, so dangerous! and the person on the end of the phone isn't getting much of a real conversation either are they?

  3. The mobile phone is the only thing i use with the right hand that I don't have to.