This has truly reached epidemic proportions and am personally fed-up with this nonsense - my cynical part believes that the government is subconsciously programming these minions into docile sheep via their dumb-phones.
People bump into me the sidewalk, walk out onto the street without looking - I even had a twit walking down the middle of a road texting away and completely oblivious as to where they were. Pulled right up behind them, hit my horn and the idiot gets upset with me and of course they were rewarded by a most colourful description of their questionable linage and mental capabilities.
Everyday on 400 series highways - everyday, I see idiots texting away while screaming down the road at highway speeds. Came up on an idiot on the 400 one afternoon, he was in lane #1, the high speed lane, and was only going around 40Kph (normal speed at times is around 120 Kph), looked over at him when passing and he was watching something on a tablet he was holding on the steering wheel.
It is time to start suspending licenses for these offences, in Ontario it is currently a fine and demerit points.
These idiots are killing people.
Great post jhm - best one yet