Thursday, July 03, 2008

It starts with a BANG!

Starting July 1st you can no longer drive while holding your cell phone to your head in California. Oh you can still talk all you want (just as dangerous hands free as hands on). You can still text or dial your phone with your hand (supremely dangerous). But you can't hold a phone to your head and speak into it.

You can, however, take all the photos you want with it. On Lyle's ride home from work tonight he came across this:A car accident had sheered off a fire hydrant. It must have just happened as no police were anywhere to be found. But Lyle did say many good Samaritans were out with their cameras taking all sorts of footage. None of them was directing traffic away from the site... so Lyle drove right by and took another picture:
But the he said the whole scene just got a little crazy and he had to actually focus on driving. And feeling the street rumbling beneath the car. And realizing now that he is home, that driving so close to all of that probably wasn't such a brilliant plan after the fact.

6 comments:

dit said...

That is one thing about Los Angeles, you never know whats gonna happen. lol

Have a great holiday weekend.

The T-Dude said...

I'm disappointed. No fountain out of the butt picture? An opportunity lost...

Carolyn said...

The fountain out of the butt has already been done. I am sure Jim could have come up with some other interesting place from which to spout a geyser...

"Just David!" said...

I think I would have parked and at least gotten a free car wash and I never talk on the phone and drive, I've hit a telephone pole! I will however photograph any and everything while driving! Ha!

jason said...

Cool!
Makes me want to jump in.

Rachel said...

Heh!