DEAR MS. SMARTPHONE: I KNOW YOU WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF DISTRACTED DRIVING. MY FAMILY AND I JUST GOT BACK FROM A VACATION IN COLORADO AND THEIR ROAD SIGNS SAID, “WHO YA’ GONNA CALL? NOBODY, YOU’RE DRIVING.” I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE THAT. SORRY I DID NOT TAKE A PICTURE. Fred, San Mateo
Dear Fred: You definitely made my day. No picture needed. A little humor can go a long way when we need to drive home the point. What’s your most compelling reason to take your attention away from driving? The IOWA DOT posted this blog: “Are ghosts invading Manhattan and you need to call for help or are you simply going to be a couple minutes late for dinner and want to let your sweetie know? In either case, the consequences that can come from making the call far outweigh the benefits.” Resist the ghost.