I don’t know whether you’ve read about any accidents on the road recently involving drivers who have been using their smartphones to surf the Internet, to write on Twitter, update their Facebook status or even in the old fashion way of actually speaking to someone, but I am sure that they still happen. Just the same as drink drivers, people who are changing their radio channel or choice of music, even watching a television! But what I saw yesterday really tops all of these, and I mean in the ranks of stupidity.
The weather has been cold again. We’ve had plenty of frost, plenty of snow and deep temperatures which have resulted in dangerous roads, iced up and snow-covered vehicles and everyone wrapping themselves up in winter clothing despite the lateness of the year, the closeness of the official start of spring.
The cold weather has meant many iced up windscreens, mainly for those who park outside a garage overnight. And it has meant scrapping those windshields so that a driver, and perhaps even their passengers, can see out. What I have seen, though, is a strange form of laziness: people who only scrap a small portion of their windshield free of ice, and then try and drive looking through a rectangle of free space, rather like trying to peer at someone changing in the bathroom through a frosted window.
Can you imagine driving down a freeway, the road covered in snow and ice, and peering through a rectangle of free windscreen barely a foot in diameter? I honestly wonder whether anything is going through the minds of these people when they climb in their cars and drive.
Love & Kisses, Viki.