Be sure to check out the Mayor's Road Safety website. How successful do you think their suggestion of asking drivers to turn off their cell phones before driving will be in reducing the numbers of active cell phone drivers? Do we need to do more? MUCH MORE?
Mayor's Road Safety Summit
Road Safety Summit - Distraction
Google image search - Cellphone drivers Seattle
Seattle Cell Phone Driver Photos
Certain neighborhoods seem to be worse than others. TicketTheTalker believes there is a higher cell phone driver cell use rate in Seattle's "walking neighborhoods" (Downtown, Rooselvelt, U-district, Capitol Hill, etc.) and where the density of cars, bikes and pedestrians is highest. All the below photos were taken in dense North Seattle neighborhoods and Capitol Hill.
But most cell phone drivers don't seem overly concerned wit the safety issues they present. Afterall it is the other driver that cannot possibly talk and drive at the same time. Here's Ms. Capitol Hill demonstrating the one handed driving technique of which cell phone drivers are so very fond.
While holding a cell phone in your hand and not next to one's ear is legal the drivers remain totally distracted. We need to better educate drivers as to the level of distraction that ANY cellphone use entails.
I really love all the delivery people who drive with the cell to their ear. I wonder how many businesses are aware of the liability this illegal action entails. The driver of the Bakkers Fine Dry Cleaner told me his boss didn't care. This is the culture we need to change.
Seattle Cell Phone Driver Videos
Tired of driving around Seattle and seeing one driver after another yapping on the cell phone? Tired of watching the police ignore the issue? Tired of hear about the Mayor's Road Safety Agenda when cell phone drivers ignore the issue?
Let's change the culture! Let's truly make Seattle's streets safer!
Please send us your photos of drivers talking or texting on their cell phones! Please never take a photo while actually driving. We at TicketTheTalker like using a GoPro camera mounted on our car or bike for most of our shots. Or we let our passengers take the photos with their cell phones whilest the driver drives.