Don’t type and drive

A driver in Los Angeles had plugged his laptop into the cigarette lighter and was apparently working while driving when he swerved into oncoming traffic and was killed when he plowed into a Hummer.  Police found his laptop still running (wonder what brand that was?) but the screen was shattered so they couldn’t tell what he was working on when he lost control.  My guess he was updating Twitter.  So the lesson learned here is “don’t type and drive”.  I can see new legislation coming, no open laptops in a moving vehicle.  Or if the lawmakers do their usual bang-up job we’ll probably see power outlets in vehicles banned.  One question I have- would Vista have prevented this tragedy?  You know, one of those “do you really mean it” warnings when a sudden change of direction was detected?

(via C & M)


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