Hang up and ride
Original post made by The Peripatetic Observer, Menlo Park: University Heights, on Feb 15, 2007
Just saw it again: a young kid, maybe 10 or 11, riding his bike on a busy arterial street, helmet on head, and yacking on his hand-held cell phone. Parents around here seem to be religious about making sure their children don't take off on their bikes without a helmet on. But I wonder how many of them realize that their kids are engaged in such a potentially hazardous distraction while at the mercy of speeding drivers -- some equally distracted while yacking on their own cell phones.