The XX Factor

Texting Trucker Lands in Swimming Pool

Horrible coda to our conversation about texting while driving: this story about a trucker who was texting on one cell phone while talking on another, hit a car, and drove into a swimming pool. OK, so Ann and Emily are right as always , and the whole thing is totally inexusable, and yet people keep doing it, and as I confessed the other day, parents are probably doing it when their children aren’t there to catch them . Which makes me think that texting while driving is the new smoking - a dangerous habit that goes underground but doesn’t go away. And that leaves in its wake images of catastrophe.