I could say more & go way off thread but the simple fact is , that there are many of my generation still alive attests to the reality that you can drive impaired and be on earth to tell it/this.
To take this another step beyond text & drive, I wonder how the i-phone/texter crowd is going to interact socially , in face to face situations in the future? When we have my bunch together its like who am I talking to , a person or a "connected one"? I've got some great kids & relatives but you have to wonder if you are getting through at times! They do come in for a landing once in awhile.
"Wheres my charger" has become the mantra for this bunch?
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2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
My take on all this is accidents can happen anywhere, and you may only have a second or less to react. If you happen to be "multi tasking" and not watching the road at that moment, your reaction will be delayed, or non existent. The analogy with pilots would be more valid if they had soccer moms turning left in front of them. Text, talk, compute if you must, but your putting yourself and others at risk.
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Not trying to be a "pile on" but lets be realistic & also say that the pilot is healthier (by requirement & unlike many slob operators)& has vision tested @ a far superior standard level plus training out the ying yang past a road driver & the list goes on & on. It might also be pointed out that the aviation instrumentation is a bit more vital @ times than a farkle pile on a bike which puts it in another category beyond "how many dials ya got". Two different worlds, they are.