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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

What's wrong with this paragraph?

Here's a little tidbit from an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal about a push for new restrictions on driving while using a cellphone.
In the accident, the 20-year-old driver fell asleep while talking on the phone, crossed three lanes of traffic and hit a car driven by a 55-year-old woman, who later died. Authorities lodged what they thought was Michigan's first cellphone-related negligent-homicide charge. Later, they added drug charges, after a medical exam allegedly turned up illegal drugs in the driver's system.
Tell me again how the cellphone was the problem in this incident?

9 comments:

drunkenferret said...

lol. *shakes head* Sigh....

MrsDarwin said...

Are you off school today, young lady?

drunkenferret said...

I decided that it would be a capital time to play hooky....

Big Tex said...

The "nanny-state" grows...

Rick Lugari said...

That kind of illogic is par for the course in the Soviet Socialist Police State of Michigan. The only thing missing from the story is a new tax being proposed for those who breathe and a new plan by the governor-skank to bring new hi-tech jobs to the state by developing a hi-tech form of abortion that will be subsidized by the state.

rhonda lugari said...

Who was the guy talking to on the phone?

MrsDarwin said...

The article didn't say, but it obviously wasn't someone who was very interesting if the driver fell asleep during the conversation.

You'd think talking on the phone would keep you awake while driving, but that's just me.

rhonda lugari said...

Exactly what I was thinking.
So, I blame the boring person on the other end for the whole thing. If that talker had just been a little more interesting, our cell phone usage would not be in jeapordy. :)

Darwin said...

I propose we ban all boring phone conversations and allow unlimitted prosecution of those who have been boring in the past.