So I am in the cage, driving from the airport (in Canberra for business), when I see a marked AFP (Australian Federal Police) 4WD in front of me. Looking at the driver from behind, he has his right hand up to his ear. Get into the right hand lane and come up next to him, sure enough he is talking on his mobile phone, with another AFP Officer in the passenger seat. I look at him, and give him the 'what the fcuk' shoulder shrug, then point to my ear as if I am holding a phone. He sees me, ignores me, makes a comment to his passenger and keeps driving and talking. I cannot get over how many people drive and use their mobile phone, completely oblivious to what is happening around them. The other day I was riding down Bell St (Vic) fairly late, and kept getting the red light. A 4WD i was watching was attempting to text and drive the whole trip. At each traffic light, we would stop, and he would get so absorbed in his 'cannot wait' text message, that the lights would go green and he would sit at the lights for another minute or two before he'd either eventually looked up, or another car would come up behind him and honk. I have started riding again after a couple of years without a bike, and cannot get over how much worse the 'texting and driving' situation has become in the last few years. On the bike, I am constantly avoiding drivers with one hand on the steering wheel, and the other on their mobile phone in their lap, sending a text message. Its hard enough negotiating your way around drivers attempting to concentrate on driving only who don't see you, let alone the mobile phone multitaskers. Rant over.