I have that happen all the time at stoplights, but it's not just people texting. When I'm at a red light, I'm looking around the intersection, then watching the light. People mess with their hair, fumble for something on the floor, anything except pay attention. A lot of drivers must have ADHD. I'm well into my 50s and if I'm the lead car at a light, when it turns green I'm always the first one to get going. Many times I'm across the intersection before anyone else has started moving. Amazing.<quoted text>
It is annoying. Just today, I was waiting at a stop light. The light turned green, and the clown two cars in front of me was just looking down. I blew the air horn, and that got him going. When it went from two lanes to four, I ended up on the right of him at another stop light, and guess what he was doing?
On average, I would have to say I run into guys like that about three or four times a day. That's just too much. I actually had a guy almost slide under my trailer in a construction zone. These geniuses who make these temporary lanes do so giving a truck about two inches of room on each side of the lines. I heard a car horn blow, and it was the car behind the guy next to me who was heading underneath my trailer. And if I would have killed him, who do you think they would have tried to blame if no witnesses stopped?
And this is why I made the earlier comment that any accident that is questionable, law enforcement should have instant access to your cell phone account to see what you were doing on your phone at the time of the accident.
Agree about the instant access to cell phone if there's an accident.