Yesterday I went to McDonald’s to sample their huge range of delicious burgers whilst using the greasy tablets. On the way someone nearly crashed into us as he tried to navigate a roundabout while texting on his phone.
It’s human nature sometimes. Some people think that they can multitask and they can control a car while fiddling around in their phone. In America, Miranda Rader, 19, found out the hard way that is generally not a good idea to use a phone at the wheel.
She didn’t just crash as a consequence, oh now. She slammed into the back of a police car whilst using her smartphone but, even worse, she was trying to take a picture of herself at the time. Not only that, but she’d decided to take her bra and top off for the photo, all whilst driving.
Hmm… Getting undressed, taking a photo, sending it on Snapchat and driving? All at the same time? That’s a bad idea.
The arresting officer stated..
I asked her why she was not dressed while driving and she stated she was taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend.
After crashing into the police car her airbag deployed and the office found her with an “unclasped brassiere” and, despite having a face full of airbag, was busy trying to put her top back on. Miranda, who is a student at the Texas A&M University, made the entire situation even worse by having an open bottle of wine in a cup holder. Super. Fail.
Nobody was injured and she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. She was released from jail yesterday morning on a $2,000 (£1,600) bail bond.
So next time you’re driving (and this is kinda obvious advice really), don’t get undressed, use your phone, take a photo and drink wine while you’re in control of a car.