Thank you fellow cyclist for sharing this little tidbit of wisdom. May I suggest the following....Any death is a tragedy, but this cell phone issue is a non issue invented by news programs to bost ratings, 2600 dead is .001 % of the US pop. (based on 250 million) and 330,000 injured is .13% of the US pop. If the government was to legislate on every issue that is tied to such a small % of deaths it would be crushed under its own weight
A letter to the family of the deceased.......
Dear loved ones of Joe P Biker,
We are sorry to hear of the recent tragic death of your loved one. It was unfortunate that an automobile struck your 12 year old son. Please understand that the driver really needed to find out what time the ball game started. They also knew that they had slept in too late so they simply could not pull over to make the call. We will note this distraction on our records for future use. Unfortunately the current statistics of death rate for accidents involving cellular phones is barely noticable in the grand scheme of things. In short, the death of your loved one was tragic, but insignificant. Please take comfort in the fact that you actually do live in a relatively safe environment.
Hope your next child fares better,
Uncle Sam and his statisticians.
Perhaps we should recommend this as a standard letter format for the families of victims of many tragic acts of irresponsibility. It would be less expensive and not as taxing as trying to pass a law that requires responsibility of automobile drivers.
All I have to say is that I could end up in prison if some dolt talking $hit or Business was to ever run over one of my loved ones. I would be hard pressed to restrain myself and probably would not even try.
All you chatting morons need to pull off the road and talk. If you are one of the very few elite drivers that actually can stay in control while chatting then I salute your powers of coordination.
The laws would be to curb those with no regard to anyone elses safety. Unfortunately we will never be able to depend on people to be responsible. This has been proven thousands of times over.