I have noticed a recent bout of strange behaviour by my fellow motorists. When stopping at a set of traffic lights, I take the opportunity to look around and get to know my road-going community by flashing a smile. Unfortunately, this is almost always impossible as when I look to my left or right, I see so many staring down into their laps. At first, I assumed, as I often travel at drive-time to and from work, that people have realised that they have forgotten to secure their fly in their rush to get ready. An understandable thing, it happens, but after I took the time to keep a mental tally, I realised that around a third of my commuting neighbours were displaying this strange behaviour. This could not possibly be from all of you forgetting to batten the hatch!
So what is so interesting down there?
Please be aware of rule 300 from the Australian Road Rules: “The driver of a vehicle must not use a mobile phone while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked.” Keep in mind that while you are in control of your vehicle (even if stopped at the lights) you need to stay alert and be ready to react to unexpected situations that may arise.