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I am offended

I'm not sure that this starts with a correct assumption, but I'm going to go with it.  The assumption that I'm making is that the older gentleman driving the instruction car labeled "student driver" is actually the instructor teaching the course.  There was no passenger.

I could be wrong.  In which case, I'm only generally indignant rather than offended.

Said car with "student driver" signs, the extra mirror, etc. pulled out of the driveway of Bristol Eastern High School this morning and drove a mile or so down Route 229 and turned into the gas station, presumably to gas up the car.  The entire drive including a lane change and a couple of left turns was accomplished with a cell phone glued to the man's ear.

Connecticut's hands-free law is honored far more in the breach than the observance.  I'm accustomed to that.  Irritated, but accustomed.  But especially given that the legislature just passed very strict graduated licensing provisions for teen drivers, I find it truly offensive that the person who is supposed to instruct them NOT to do this is apparently not with the program.

Regardless of how one feels about the law itself, I find the hypocrisy repugnant.

AND Comcast shuffled their channels overnight or something, so instead of the timer on the TV coming on with my alarm to the Weather Channel so that I could grab the local forecast, it came on to the YES network.  That's a horrible way to wake up.


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Jul. 16th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
I got nabbed last year for driving with my cell, even though I was doing everything else correctly, i.e. paying attention to the road and the other drivers. I actually find my handsfree set more distracting. And using the phone, either way, is less distracting than trying to drive with the girls arguing/fighting.

So now I'm super careful, and get to watch all those idiots using their cells with their hands, who run stop signs, change lanes without signalling or noticing that I'm in that lane, drive 15 miles under the speed limit, etc., etc., with nary a consequence.

Aug. 25th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Worse yet
I have to contain myself from blowing my top every time I see (possibly the same guy every time) West Hartford unmarked police cruiser driving down North Main Street with a cell glued to his ear.

kebbykate tells me that the law specifically exempts law enforcement personnel, but still, it burns!
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