Mudcat Café message #3979743 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165756   Message #3979743
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
01-Mar-19 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Phone related traffic deaths
Subject: RE: BS: Phone related traffic deaths
1 - as a cyclist, I despair of other cyclists wearing headphones in traffic - idiots with a death wish...

2a - as a pedesatrian, me and the mrs were nearly hit crossing a road
by a driver not only using a phone,
but looking out his far side window whilst doing so...

2b - as a pedesatrian, last week I was walking down a long straight pavement,
a group of teenagers were walking towards me all staring closely at their phone screens.
As we came closer, and closer, I kept an amused eye on them,
until one lad was within inches from colliding with me.
My loud manly "Oi...!!!" surprised and shook him out of his gormless trance just at the last moment...
No further words were exchanged *...

[* well you can't blame me for muttering an appropriate insult under my breath as he regained his composure...]