I’ve been on the roads a bit more than usual this week, and have been encountering drivers on the wrong side of the road with frightening regularity. Either we’ve had an invasion of European tourists, or people are driving with too many distractions. The back roads in these hills are unforgiving, and sliding across to the middle on the blind curve is like playing Russian roulette. You just don’t know what is around that bend, so better to stay on your own side.
The really frustrating part is the number of these wrong-side drivers who appear to be talking on a cell phone. The stats on distracted driving are really alarming. No phone call (or text message) is worth the risk when you’re controlling a thousand pounds or more of metal and glass on the roads. A hands-free headset is less than $30 and well worth the investment. Visit http://itcanwait.com for some good information.