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I hope my state makes it a law to use hands free cell phones in cars.

I was cruising about 70 on the 5 lane interstate yesterday and almost got side swipe by an idot making a cell call in one hand with a cig and drink in the other hand. I saw her weaving in and out of her lane, so I drove 3 lanes to her left, and she managed to cross 3 lanes and almost kit me. I love my horn. She looked at me in disgust for honking at her.

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There was a recent study that concluded that it wasn't holding a phone that made using them in the car dangerous, it was the distraction from carrying on a conversation.
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That may be true, but in my case she was dialing the number with her thumb and only look up when I honk. She scared the hell out of me.

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I conclude this is the hands-free suppose to be?[:D]




No, I was just kidding.[:)]

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I personally believe cops who see morons weaving all over the road oblivious to everything but their little petty conversation should have those phones inserted deep into their rectums buy the police officers.....right then and there.

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Yeah, a reasonable plan,but the problem is that around LA some of the big women wouldn't notice,some of the guys would enjoy it and most of the remainder talk out of their arses anyway[^]

ROTFLMAO..............damn.....you hit that one right on the head............Couldn't be more right about that.

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Yeah, a reasonable plan,but the problem is that around LA some of the big women wouldn't notice,some of the guys would enjoy it and most of the remainder talk out of their arses anyway[^]
Well, now we know the expertise of London drivers:
5:02pm Monday 21st February 2005
Harrow drivers "worst in country"

By James Brockett

HARROW drivers are the worst in the country and cause more accidents than those from any other region, according to a survey carried out by an insurance company.

An astonishing 9.6% of motorists living in the "HA" postcode area had an accident that was their fault in 2004, based on a sample of a million drivers compiled by insurers Admiral. Not far behind were Uxbridge (UB) with 9.2%, and North-West London (NW) with 9%.

The figures show why Londoners often pay higher premiums than elsewhere, as rural postcodes fared much better. The Scottish borders were rated the safest with a corresponding figure of 3.9%.

Admiral managing director Jane Stone said: "Our research goes some way to explaining why where you live has such an effect on insurance premiums. Although you would expect motorists in London to have the most accidents, it is interesting that those living in the outlying parts of the city had the worst driving record last year. Maybe those in the centre of the city drive less, or are just more careful."

Wendy Mulhall knows only too well the dangers some motorists can cause. Two months ago, she was stationary in the slip road of the A40 coming from the Polish War Memorial roundabout when a car ploughed into the back of her.

She said: "Not only did the driver hit the back of my car with such force that my insurance company's original assessment was that the car was a write-off, but the driver drove off without stopping. I have only ever been involved in one other 'on the road' accident since I started driving over 20 years ago, but after this incident I would recommend that every driver make sure they have a pen and paper handy in the front of their car at all times for registration nos etc. When I reported the accident to the police they immediately assumed the driver had left the scene of the accident before I even told them, a very worrying fact and obviously a very common occurrence - as well as the fact that the car that hit me had no insurance."


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I think wife and I will film these bad drivers and send it to the news.

My week of bad drivers.

1. Almost kit by a woman dialing her cell phone.
2. Saw a man reading a book while driving.
3. Saw a lady putting on mascara.
4. Saw a lady going up and down on a male driver's lap.
5. Saw a man driving with a cig in my hand and a drink in the other.
6. Saw a man shaving.

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Before i quit smoking,on motorways i used to steer with my knees so that i could roll a blunt.

Does that count as irresponsible or inspired?[^]
It makes you a sanctimonious fucking hypocrite.

Do us all a favour and take up the smoking again, though.
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Before i quit smoking,on motorways i used to steer with my knees so that i could roll a blunt.

Does that count as irresponsible or inspired?[^]



You know D, reading your posts makes me almost 100% believe that you are actually Rowan Atkinson[:D]

You know, the windshield washer, knee steering and other Mr. Bean stunts assured me.

Can you confirm it?[:D]
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