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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shaving and texting at 90 miles an hour?

From Der Spiegel:

"A German judge is trying to overturn the law against using a mobile phone while driving. If shaving, masturbation and having sex while driving are not illegal, he asks, then why is making a call so bad?"

He has a valid point, but he's pointing it in the wrong direction. Why is that other stuff legal while driving?

On parts of the autobahn, there are no speed limits. I'm trying to imagine going, say, 90 miles per hour and ...