In Russia, Driving Distractions F**k You
from the now-that's-a-distraction dept
While people love to focus in on calls to ban driving while talking on a mobile phone, we've pointed out repeatedly that there are so many different driving distractions that it hardly makes sense to ban them one by one. There are already laws against reckless driving which can cover most issues with bad drivers. However, apparently "driving distractions" mean different things in different countries. We've already noted that it's legal to have sex while driving in Germany, but we had no idea how popular a pastime it was. In Russia, at least, 25% of people surveyed claim to have had sex while driving. That's not all. 30% admit to driving drunk, and many 'fess up about running red lights, not wearing seatbelts and regularly speeding. In other words, people talking on their mobile phones may be the least of your worries should you be driving around Russia these days.