Me thinks that most of us chose to error on the 'not fun' side rather than the illegal side. The fun side ends when you are distracted and hurt others as a result.
No lecture here, as a teenager always drank with a beer in hand. And all the cops did was confiscate the beer and take it home for themselves. Times change, never thought much of the consequences then, but realize my T-shirt should have had 'dumb$ass all over it.
Dad...Is that you??
I've seen the video question asked a few times on here and all I did was answer it. I'm a 40 yr old man who's driven over 750,000 miles in my life and I understand what it means to drive responsibly. That having been said no two drivers are the same...some can drive in any circumstance there is and others aren't capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. So what is one mans carelessness is another mans no big deal.
Yes Son, it's me! Please call your Mother , she's worried.
I'm 60, drove more miles than you, and well, can chew gum and stand. No problem with your 'no big deal'. Yes, there are uses for responsible people, but using a monitor while driving is irresponsible.
That said, no direct accusation on you, I answered that I felt it was dangerous and illegal.
Oh, and please, no more socks and ties for Christmas.
We don't disagree that there are irrational people driving and allowing all kinds of objects to distract them. And you are correct, (wow, when would a Dad ever say that, lol), personal responsibility is the answer.Yep, the old geezer here was upset when the navi in the Lexus did not allow any changes while the vehicle was moving. I felt they had no right to suggest that I would be irresponsible.I think we will have to agree to disagree here. Reason being is if according to your rationale that "using a monitor while driving is irresponsible" is true then car companies are being irresponsible by putting navigation systems, and even stereos for that matter in our cars. In most vehicles now both systems use monitors and I would argue are far more dangerous than having a movie playing while you're driving. Nav systems give you a whole host of options you can use and be distracted with while driving, and stereos have become worse yet. With those you get flipping radio stations, fumbling around with cd's, screwing around with ipods and flipping through them too. And movies? Insert disk, listen for two hours, and maybe watch at stoplights, and don't touch a thing while you're driving.
As I said before, some people are equipped to handle it and some people aren't. But I would also argue that if you aren't equipped then driving may not be the best thing for you in the first place, b/c driving by its very nature is the epitome of multitasking.
Oh, and noted...no more socks and ties for Christmas. I will become more creative.
Definitely agreed...the lack of personal responsibility while driving is a huge issue. And you are correct that the law is there for our protection...unfortunately to protect us from ourselves too many times.We don't disagree that there are irrational people driving and allowing all kinds of objects to distract them. And you are correct, (wow, when would a Dad ever say that, lol), personal responsibility is the answer.Yep, the old geezer here was upset when the navi in the Lexus did not allow any changes while the vehicle was moving. I felt they had no right to suggest that I would be irresponsible.
Then I see people with all kinds of electronics being played with while driving and the conflict begins. And the only fear is that they will injure others.
This pendulum of personal rights has always been there trying to be trumped by a 'for the good of the majority.' Still a conflict at times, depends when the blood pressure kicks in.
For Christmas how about a mag with Miss December? Leave it in the garage and don't tell your Mother.