Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by ynot
Shit ill be the first to stand up... I need to have a DVD player in my car with a PS2 and everything else I put in there. Yes I get bored sitting in traffic. I like to be able to listen/see the News, sports, and movies. Why??? Because i want to and I can
Even if those conveniences endanger every other driver on the road? Do you really spend that much time in your car? The benefits just don't outweigh the potential costs, as seen in the article above.
In all honesty I would be in favor of taking a good number of things out of automobiles. Sunshade mirrors would be one. Just look at yourself before you leave the damn house. I would also change the way radio's operate. Full operation while the vehicle is stopped, but once moving there are no changing stations or any other setting that distract the driver from driving. If you're in a car and on the road with me, I want you ass concentrating on the road and not movies, videogames, books, newspapers, fast food, cell phones, etc. Driving is a way to get from point A to point B, nothing more.
A lot of those reasons are precisely why I love riding bikes. You don't have all of those distractions, it's just you and the road.
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