Ok I know thie subject has been beat into the ground, but I'm going to beat this horse one more time 'cause the damn thing will just not die.
Is it me or do drivers who use cell phones and drive at the same time lose almost all ability to drive sensably? I'm not talking the hands free phone users, I'm talking about the idiots who still have the cell phone up to theri ears while they are trying to drive.
I have almost been hit several times, both while driving my own vehicle and while riding my bike.
Iowa is supposed to be limiting in car cell phone use to the hands free method. But its a long way off.
For those that live in states that have already passed laws on cell phone use in vehicles how enforcable are they? Can the police pull you over if they see you with the phone up to your ear? Or does there have to be some other reason for you to be pulled over first? Speeding, not wearing your seat belt, etc?
Anymore now I make a huge nuisance of myself to drivers who are talking on cell phones with the phone up to their ears. If I am driving I either yell really loud to them to get off the phone and drive, or honk my horn at them, or if I pull up next to them at a stop I crank up the volume of my stereo really loud.
I know some of you may be saying what good does it do me if they have thier window up while on the phone. Well you'd be surprised at how many people talk on the phone with their windows down. For those that do have them up I just use my horn.
There have been several people that I actually got to hang up before they were done talking to the person on the other end because I was such a distraction to them.
Anyone else take matters into their own hands when it comes to idiot drivers that talk on the phone while they are trying to drive?