Late Christmas Eve afternoon, while driving my daughter to the skating rink, I spotted a roadsign about California’s no texting and driving law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. I just chuckled. Who the hell texts and drives? At the ice rink, I mused to two friends: “What kind of world do we live in that there has to be a law to stop people from texting and driving.”
Talk about shocking responses: Both men admitted to texting or otherwise tapping on their iPhones while driving. That afternoon. While driving to the rink. Middle-aged men, not teens. WTH? Texting and driving don’t just fit oddly but badly together.