Inspired by Michael Levin’s recent piece in the Daily News. Please read the original to fully appreciate this reverse edit.
Maybe it’s the hot summers.
Are New York drivers out to kill?
Is it just me, or does it seem that drivers no longer have regard for red lights?
It’s one thing to speed through a yellow as it is turning red. I mean that’s common driver behavior nowadays.
I’m talking about ignoring basic traffic law altogether, often with one’s head down, texting on a cellphone, even though the light you just sailed through has been red a few seconds.
Have these individuals forgotten that in New York, driving is a privilege?
And that driving a car recklessly without due care from point A to point B is the fastest way to kill someone?
When cellphones first came out, experts warned that using them while driving was akin to driving while inebriated.
Hey, I thought. This sucks for pedestrians!
Turns out that driving even while talking hands-free is dangerous because when so doing so, drivers lose the ability to pay attention to the road.
And we see evidence of that all over New York City.