## Morons with their mobiles @ Adrian Tritschler · Friday, Apr 20, 2007 · 1 minute read · Update at Apr 20, 2007 ·

Dear selfish bastards… PUT THE PHONE DOWN BEFORE YOU KILL SOMEONE!

You’d think that with all the recent media focus on idiots who insist on breaking the law, that maybe, just maybe some drivers would actually STOP USING THEIR BLOODY PHONES. Obviously not, they just can’t resist their mobile phone addiction. I’m not really looking for them and in my fifteen minute ride to work I’m still seeing four or five a day, every single day.

Today’s Mr Important was sitting there at the Dandenong road, North road lights in his shiny green BMW, Victorian registration RWC726, chatting away. I sat across from him in the next lane staring, pointing at him so all could see — he got a little embarrassed and tried to hide the phone below the door, then behind his head, but no way was he going to put it down. Eventually the lights went green and off he drove, phone still clamped to his head, still chatting away.

When will the police start to enforce the law?

When will someone start to confiscate the bastards' phones?

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