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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reston: The Nexus of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving
Is Reston a great place to live, work, play, get involved, and text your "boo," as the kids no longer say, while tooling down Sunrise Valley Drive in your late-model Ford Focus?

Apparently, yes. In a fancy press release about distracted driving, Fairfax County Police listed the top five locations for crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013. All but one were in or around Reston:

  • Colvin Run Road/Leesburg Pike
  • Georgetown Pike/Leesburg Pike
  • Leesburg Pike/Lewinsville Road
  • Fairfax County Parkway/Sunrise Valley Drive
The fifth location was somewhere in "Franconia," wherever that is. The separatist, often-prickly French-speaking precinct of Fairfax County, maybe?

A couple of takeaways from this. First, watch for the one percenters job creators on their way home to "Great" Falls, as there's a good chance they'll be texting their underlings for updates on various dolphin-related projects. Second, even a structure bedazzled with traffic lights and containing more steel than a battleship isn't enough to keep people from checking their, whazzitcalled, Flappy Birds or whatever, the end.

6 comments:

  1. Because MY legitimate need to share even the most irrelevant piece of information with anybody while I'm driving TRUMPS your selfish desire for health and safety.

    I challenge all of you Filthy Cell Yammerers, the next time you make or take a call while driving, ask yourself this: Is this conversation so important that it can't wait the 10-15 minutes for me to get to my final destination?

    DRIVE NOW, TALK/TEXT LATER.

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    1. Just cause you don't have a life, a job, friends or a cell phone..don't be bitter...I hear they hand out obama phones as soon as you cross into south Reston...go get one.

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    2. Maybe there's a correlation between accidents and areas that have a high-concentration of obama phone freeloaders.

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    3. Captain Obvious (USAF-Ret.)April 8, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      You mean that subsidized program started by that crazed Saul Alinsky liberal, George H.W. Bush?

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    4. Spotted a moomy-cow haulin' arse in a late-model minivan, creeping through the Baron Cameron/Wiehle intersection while yappin' away on her cell. She was oblivious to the two cars in back of her, so self-important was she. Long live Harvard Bovinity School Class of '14!

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