Great minds think alike.
Alert “06880” reader Scott Smith sent this story idea along. But I’ve thought of it often. So, I’m sure, have you.
Like most alert “06880” followers, I’ve enjoyed your postings about sloppy or selfish parking jobs.
And like any modern motorist, I’m aware of the dangers of distracted driving. I try to keep my best to keep my cell phone in my pocket when I’m on the road.
But I haven’t noticed any attention paid to a peeve that’s getting worse: The habit of some drivers to wait until they’re at a light to check their phone.
I’m sort of fine with that — except when the light turns green, and the driver in the car ahead of me still has his or her head down.
The car in front of theirs moves — but they don’t. The worst is when you’re in a quick left-hand turn lane. The driver in front of me usually notices the green arrow just in time to speed up and be the last car through.
This strikes me as a frustrating and growing trend. I wonder what the policy to counter such behavior should be. Do we give the cell phone driver a light tap on the horn?
Or do we just accept that traffic lights are a moment in time when you check your texts (or Google Map or Mapquest) for directions?
Either way, it’s driving me crazy.
“06880” readers: What’s the solution? Be creative — but not profane. Click “Comments” below to weigh in on this First World problem.