Drive your bicycle.
That’s good advice.
Drive your video game.
I don’t drive a car very often. But my family does own one. And now we own a new one because the old one died.
So that’s a picture of the new one — a 2010 Toyota Prius.
It’s like driving a video game. It doesn’t have a stick-shift. It has a joystick. I’m not kidding. And the display is located in the center of the dash — speed, gauges, etc.– rather than in front of the driver. That way the passenger may enjoy the game of driving, too. You can display all kinds of distracting information. And the owner’s manual actually suggests that to get the best gas mileage you should keep an eye on a particular display to keep a status bar within a particular range.
Like I said, video game
Should one play video games while driving a car?
I’m glad we have it — not because I want a car, but because if you must have one (and in the USA we often “must”) I think it’s best to have one that’s easier on the enviornment and the pocketbook.
No car, BTW, is green. No car is easy on the environment. Some are easier than others, but all are black.
I drove it home from Chillicothe yesterday — about four hours away. Car buying has changed. I really wasn’t involved except at the end to nod approval. My wife decided what she wanted, used cars.com to find it, then we went to get it.
When will I drive it next? Hmmmmm… Perhaps soon because, like a video game, there’s a lot to learn about how this thing works. And, also game like, it was a bit confusing at first. Our conversation upon taking it for a test drive.
Wife: Is it on?
Me: I don’t know.
Wife: How do you tell?
Me: Beats me.
Wife: That light says “ready.”
Me: Cool. Put it into gear, and let’s go. Use the joy stick.
Wife: Is it in gear?
Me: I don’t know.
Wife: ‘D’ is highlighted.
Me: Hit the gas.
We pwned it!