With all the laws in place on our public roads in regards to distracted driving and using non hands free devices, even big time NASCAR racing has adopted rules for this. After some “in car” tweeting had been going on during red flag situations at various races, they adopted a “non engine related electronics” ban in all of their race vehicles. Well, recently at the Silverado 250 held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , U.S. racer Jennifer Jo Cobb wrecked hard in her race truck. While being extricated from her vehicle, she reached back in, not for her helmet but for he iphone! Thus landing her and her team a hefty fine of $7,500. Whether she was using it or not, it was not allowed. Remember, talk with a hands free phone when you are driving a vehicle or don’t use any device at all. Pay attention to your driving, it will be safer for all.
Written by Perry M. Mason