On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:06:58 -0500, "SC Tom" <sc firstname.lastname@example.org
><<snip>> Then keep
>> lawyers on retainer to protect you against the lawsuit when you run over
>> sombody while driving while distracted by typing.
>It seems that here in South Carolina, you CAN run over someone and get away
>with it. Last month, a woman talking on her cell drifted off the road onto
>the paved shoulder and struck a cyclist, killing her immediately. She later
>said she WASN'T talking on her cell, and all she got was a ticket for
>"Driving too fast for conditions." Another case a few months ago was when an
>18 year old driving a pickup suddenly swerved across 4 lanes of traffic,
>pinning another man against a guard rail in his own pickup. While trying to
>cut the man out of the wreckage, he bled out before they could get to him.
>The last I heard on the news or read in the paper, no charges were filed at
>all- it was just an "unfortunate accident." I know a number of lawyers in
>town (2 of them judges), and they all say the same thing- unless the person
>is drunk or stoned, there's not a lot can be done against them. And 007 had
>a license to kill? There's something bad wrong when someone can kill someone
>else like that and get off with 2 points on there driving record.
Only two points? Surely you're forgetting the $50.00 Fine and
possible $100.00 yearly increase in their insurance.for 3-4 years :-)
But seriously people (all of us) don't devote the attention to driving
that it merits. Tell me you've never eaten while driving or looked at
something/someone off the road or even taken your eyes off the road to
adjust your HVAC / Radio? Cars are Lethal tools and more people are
killed by their own stupidity than kill others with their stupidity.
If I was this original poster and wanted to adjust a navigation system
while crossing the praries at 55MPH or stopped at a red light or in
traffic I would buy a pocket PC that offers that function and leave
OEM as is. This would also allow them to be familiar with a system
that could be used in Rental vehicles.
I do believe the implications have been already covered in detail so I
won't touch those aspects