Why do people insist on distracting themselves while driving? I don't understand it. When I am driving, I do not do any of the following:
- Talk/text on phone
- Eat food or drink beverage
- Listen to music
- Fiddle with radio/GPS/other car device
- Zone out
- Turn around and yell at kids
- Look at face in rearview mirror
Driving is a full-concentration activity, yet everyone tries to multitask as much as possible while doing it. This morning someone in front of me went right through a red light. She looked like she was about 20, blasting music with her windows down, talking on her phone, and messing with some stupid crap hanging from her mirror. Why do people put so much crap in or on their cars? In/on my car, I do not have any of the following:
- Trash all over the floor and seats
- Miscellaneous crap packed into trunk
- Stupid decorations on steering wheel/mirror
- Obnoxious bumper stickers
- Rims/tinted windows/other expensive but useless parts
In my trunk, I keep an umbrella and an ice scraper. That's it. People have asked me how I keep my car clean. My answer is to never put things in it to start with. I hate cars, driving, and driving cars; consequently, I view driving as simply a way to get from one place to another - not a recreational event. In fact, I hate the whole attitude associated with cars. Everyone thinks a car is a portable house, or an expensive toy, or both. Why do people want fast cars? The fastest speed limit in Ohio, to the best of my knowledge, is 65 MPH. My cheap but efficient car can reach that speed. In fact, why are commercially produced cars even capable of going over 75 MPH? It just opens the door for people to be stupid.
All of that junk and I still don't think I'm a good driver. So what does that make everyone else?
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