posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 10:28 AM
i hold fast my position that people that do not keep their vehicles maintained pose a FAR greater risk to other drivers than people that talk on the
i know these rules can not be enforced but what about the dude behind you that has blown wheel cylinders? no break pads in the front and the rotors
are jacked, etc etc...
i remember way back when, i pulled into a parking lot and my wheel cylinder blew. i grabbed my side cutters, cut the line on both sides and crimped
it. that way, i only had front breaks.
people drive with bad master cylinders, bad front end parts like tie rods, idler arms, pitman arms...
what about people that drive around with the friggin steel belts sticking out of their tires..?
untill those problems get fixed, i am not going to worry about talking on my phone. if i feel i need to take/make a call, i will.
i was a mechanic for years and my mind would constantly be blown away at how terrible certain things were wrong with their cars and they neglected to
get em fixed...
simple things like a serpentine belt. i would reco that and they would turn it down. so, one day they'll be driving, maybe in mid turn and it finally
breaks and now they have NO power steering. thats dangerous.
cell phones are far, far down on the list of major distractions/problems as far as i am concerned.