Conversation overheard in the cubicle across from mine:
idiot #1 - "Did you know that the police are giving people tickets now for pulling over on the side of the highway to make a phone call?"
idiots #2 & 3 chime back with variants of - "Really? Not everyone can afford a bluetooth. You get a ticket if you use your phone if it's not hands free. What are you supposed to do, then?"
- my suggestion; "This isn't anything new. There are signs on the highway that read Emergency Stopping Only. You could do what people did before mobile phones and not talk on the phone while you're driving."
All 3 people rolled their eyes and went back to discussing how "unfair" it is that you can get a ticket for pulling over to the side of the highway to make a phone call.
We're not talking about getting a ticket for pulling into a parking lot on a 35mph arterial. These people are genuinely confused about why police would issue a safety violation for pulling into the breakdown lane on a 70mph interstate highway just to take a phone call.