Dial 511. CHiPs promotes driving illegally with cell phones – Irony of the Day

Busy America, always on our phones. Not while we are driving though, so says the law.

It dawned on me tonight while I was driving down the 210 freeway that the California Highway Patrol is actually promoting DWC… Driving While Calling. There are signs up both permanent signs and traffic board signs informing drivers that they can call 511 to check on the driving conditions of the freeways. Ironic is it not? There have been aggressive pushes to forbid drivers to be distracted while driving, yet, there is a hotline you can call, WHILE DRIVING, to check on the traffic conditions ahead of you. Does this not go against what the lawmakers have been saying all along, that driving while distracted increases the chance of an accident.

Go ahead, make the call. Because the next person that does will be hearing about the accident you just caused.

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One comment on “Dial 511. CHiPs promotes driving illegally with cell phones – Irony of the Day

  1. This whole no using a cell phone while driving thing is the biggest piece of crap I’ve heard of in a while. I had no idea that the 511 thing existed, but it makes perfect sense because one arm of a bureaucracy doesn’t necessarily talk to the others, so the fact that they’re all contradicting each other sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

    Morons.

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