I am zipping around town in my fixed van (thank you Claudio) with a couple of the boys. There is a car near us, a new model Lexus SUV, going very slow with its hazard lights on. I was curious why she was going so slow as there was nothing on the roof rack or sticking out the trunk that would have made an obvious reason.
As we passed her I had one of the kids look over at the driver to see if perhaps she needed help or something.
“Ima, she’s texting while she is driving”.
It was rush hour, there was traffic so I was able to keep an eye on what was happening with her. My kid told me when she had stopped texting. Interestingly enough she immediately turned off her hazard lights and accelerated.
Now, in Quebec, texting is against the law in a moving vehicle. You can even get a ticket just for holding your phone or PDA. I cannot, however, decide if this woman was foolish by texting in the car, or if she was smart because she slowed down to text, and she put on her hazards. I think I will stick with foolish, because even though she did slow down and did put the hazards on, it is still dangerous to her and others on the road to text and drive.
What are your thoughts?