Beer Moon wrote:If research agrees that driving while talking on a cell phone lowers response time to that of a 70 yr old, then I would hope we could all get behind a ban on 70 yr old drivers, no?
Plenty of elder adults are unable to renew their licenses if they can't pass the required vision test. But there's no such safeguard in place against idiots who feel they've got to be gabbing on their cell every goddamn minute of their miserable lives. Likewise, many seniors are persuaded not to drive by the people (often their children) who care about their safety). I doubt there are many such interventions happening among the cell-addled set.
As for you, Ducatista, your claim of reverse-classism (whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean) is positively laughable. I own a cell, so how exactly am I being unfairly biased in this conversation? (Not to mention the Prof's excellent point that cell phones aren't exactly a class thing).
Oh, but it's okay to be biased against breeders and the elderly.
I'll say it again, those of you who defend this as some sort of right look pretty fucking petty. We get it, you value convenience over the very real possibility that you're going to take someone out one of these days.
Likewise, Duca, we're all well aware that your a cycle freak. Goodie for you. Why don't you brag again about how fucking fast you've cranked that sucker on the open roads. Yeah, a real voice of responsibility you are. Damn good thing you're not a breeder, or your kids would be likely to land in the orphanage one of these days.