Thursday, March 06, 2008

But can they chew gum, too?

Peracchio is reporting a story from London about how, in order to avoid the painful injuries caused by texting and not looking where you're walking, the government is padding every lampost and street sign with a protective mattress to keep people from banging their heads on them. This means we're only three years away from our first successful I-walked-into-an-
sustained-devastating-injuries lawsuit, which, as you can imagine, is going to be quite a fun day for all of us.

This comes on the heels of the alarm system I've seen on Volvo commercials recently (the BLIS, nicknamed "The Bliss"), which informs you if you're shifting lanes with someone in your blind spot and then drives the car back into the correct lane. It also sounds an alarm if you get too close to the car in front of you. That's right, America, we've given you permission to text while driving. It's okay! The car will take care of everything! Go ahead and tell your friend that you'll see her at 6:30, though you might be a little late. You're okay. The car's got you covered.

We're also only six years away from all carpool lanes becoming padded text-while-driving lanes. Safety first.

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At March 06, 2008 1:17 PM, Blogger Queue said...

Tres sad, no?

BTW I swear I saw Macka on Entertainment Tonight the other day - it was a story on top celeb chests - and he was training Mario Lopez.

No, I don't watch of my own volition, I have to time the show out for work. But I'm pretty sure it was him.

At March 07, 2008 2:59 PM, Blogger Erin said...

They already parallel park for us, so why not driving? Yet another industry turning their marketing focus onto the adolescent group. Adults value safety and concentration. Teens value focusing on themselves, and they don't have time to brb in the car when they need to txt their bff re: their bf whos @ scr for 4 hrs & he had teh nrv to X plans 2moro bc hes tired :-P

Teaching is killing my brain cells.


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