Letter: Sheer stupidity of the texting driver
CAN any reader beat this for sheer rudeness and stupidity?
Coming home from work recently I rounded a blind corner only to find a tradie in his ute on my side of the road, talking into a mobile phone tucked between his chin and shoulder, and texting on another one between thumbs and forefingers at the top of the steering wheel.
I immediately hit the horn and high beam and headed bush. He yanked so hard on his steering wheel that the shoulder phone fell out the driver's window and the other on to the ute floor.
He put his arm out the window, gave me the bird and screamed at me.
Tragically I then accidentally ran over his phone on the road (honest!).
The down side is that I have about $600 worth of damage to the passenger side of my vehicle. Where will this obsession with phones end?