DRIVING WHILE DUMB
By Chuck Wells
It always amazes me that the
number of car accidents reported to me increases when the
weather gets better. That’s right. Nice weather brings out the
dumb drivers like flies to the barn.
A survey of drivers was done
recently that indicated:
- 91% of all drivers
acknowledge at least one risky driving activity in the
previous 6 months
- 71% of the people speed
- 59% ate while they were
- 37% used a cell phone
- 28% did not wear a seat belt
- 26% did not use a signal
when turning (that really annoys me)
Drivers between the age of 26
and 44 were the most likely to drive while dumb but they said
only old people and teens should be re-tested to see if they
should still be able to drive.
Teens said that only old people
should be re-tested because teens know everything
Old people said that teens
should be re-tested because teens know nothing
Of all the accident claims I
have worked on over the years, most were caused by drivers not
paying attention to their driving or doing something stupid.
Keep in mind that if you have
an accident that is judged your fault (the insurance determines
that, not you), you can be charged an additional premium on your
car insurance for the next 39 months so pay attention to your
ODDS AND ENDS
Only 35% of the cars in
New York City carry theft coverage but 75% of all car thefts in
the State are in New York City.
A study by psychology professor
Barry Jones of Glasgow University found that men and women who
have had three beers perceive people of the opposite sex as 25%
more attractive than before they had the beers. What happens if
they have another 9 beers?
According to the Coalition
Against Insurance Fraud, Quentin Hawkins and 60 associates of
Brooklyn scammed insurance companies of $10 million by staging
phony car accidents over 20 years. He was so (in)famous that a
woman sent him a resume for a job. Her skills: “I like riding in
ambulances, I look real in a neck brace, I can walk, stand, or
sit without moving my neck, I am always on the lookout for
insurance investigators, I can faint or cry. She got the job.
Hawkins is serving 5 years in federal prison.
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