Carpool Karma -- yet another driver distraction

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Since guiding 3,000 pounds of steel and flammables down a freeway at 70 mph while dodging drivers of similar weapons is such an easy task, we have managed to come up with a multitude of things we can accomplish while dueling with traffic. Listening to music. Talking on the phone. Watching a DVD. Playing with the GPS. Eating lunch. Applying lipstick. Even breastfeeding a baby (yes, that really happened in Ohio recently.) If this isn't scary enough, a new book offers drivers mental and physical exercises that can be done while behind the wheel.

Carpool Karmaby Miriam L. Wallach from Newrobics, Inc. is written for moms who supposedly spend 405 hours per year in their cars. For those so enslaved by their work commutes, carpool obligations and shopping trips, the author offers exercises that can stimulate the brain and buff up the bod, "transforming the car from a constraint into a "brain and body gym.""

Perhaps I'm out of touch here, but I really believe that we need fewer, rather than more distractions when behind the wheel. We'd all be a lot safer on the road if we turned off the phone, stayed away from the drive-thru window, and kept two hands on the steering wheel. The last thing I need is a soccer mom doing stomach crunches while she tailgates me.

Read Full Story
Credit Card Compare

Credit Card Compare

Whether you're looking for great travel rewards or low annual fees, find the card that's right for you.

Compare Now

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport
12 Facts That Will Make You Smarter Than Your Friends 12 Facts That Will Make You Smarter Than Your Friends
Man Is Horrified To Learn His Biological Father's Identity - But A Look In The Mirror Man Is Horrified To Learn His Biological Father's Identity - But A Look In The Mirror