Driver Reading a Book, Kindle, and Phone at the Same Time Is a Distracted Super-Moron

If you thought the flaming bicycle was a road menace—it gets worse. This amateur vid captures an idiotic driver (though impressive multitasker) somehow reading a paperback, Kindle, and phone, all at the same time. On the highway.

The setup is almost deserves technical plaudit, if it weren't so shockingly risky—a giant book wedged behind the steering wheel, a Kindle in one hand, and what looks like a smartphone of some kind in the other hand. There are no hands on the steering wheel, at any point. Was he speeding to an exam he was late for, trying to get some last minute studying in? Just really engrossed in Jane Eyre? Possessing a death wish? This could only be more dangerous to other cars on the road if instead of a Kindle, he was holding a grenade launcher. [via Fark]

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You know, I've seen people multitasking while driving, but I have to admit the combination of paperback AND kindle sortof makes me think "setup"...especially when adding in a smartphone as a bonus.

It would be like posting a video of me driving a stick shift while smoking a cigarette, drinking a beer AND coffee, and eating a taco.