Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cell Phones in Cars

Today on my ride in to Boston, through Newton Center at Beacon and Center streets, I was momentarily irritated by a motorist turning left in front of me in spite of my right of way. She was talking on a cell phone. I wagged my finger at her, and then a more sympathetic thought washed over me: all these isolated people in these large metal boxes, reaching out to connect and communicate. How much of the phenomena of cell phone use in cars a symptom of the social isolation wrought by our single-occupant-car-dominated lifestyles?

1 comment:

edward3h said...

It's illegal where I come from, so I find it quite disturbing how accepted it is here.