[OT] Hit and Run

Joseph Hall joseph at thatworks.com
Thu Aug 23 17:02:34 MDT 2007

> On Thursday 23 August 2007, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> Studies has shown that the passenger next to the driver in the car actually
> assists the driver.

Merrill, I bow to your superior insight. It makes sense, and makes me
re-evaluate my position on the matter.

On 8/23/07, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:
> This all makes sense, and I agree about distracted driving. Still, all this
> attention on cell phones makes me wonder, why has this same issue not
> surfaced regarding the police and their radios, or truckers and their CBs
> during the past 30 years?

I've often wondered about the cops that I see reading email and
playing solitaire while driving. No, not while sitting at a red light.
While the car is _in motion_ and the cop is _at the wheel_. The last
time I asked a cop about his questionable driving habits (in a
civilian vehicle), he responded that he had been professionally

I'm glad the police academy includes a course on moving red queen to
black king while making a left-hand turn.


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