It makes me absolutely crazy when I see people combing their hair, putting on make-up, talking on their phones, texting, reading or eating while they’re driving.  As far as I’m concerned, when you’re driving that’s all you should be doing.  I don’t care how ambidextrous you are or if you’re a Mario Andretti clone.  It’s not only about you, it’s about the other people on the road.

If you don’t think so, ask Massachusetts teenager Aaron Deveau, 18, who just got sentenced to two years in prison and loss of his license for 15 years after being convicted of causing the death of 55-year old father of three, Daniel Bowley, while driving and texting.

So, what does someone come up with now to cause even more distraction?  An espresso maker for the car called “Handpresso!”

According to the article I read, “users plug the machine, about the size of a flashlight, into a cigarette lighter, add water, pop in a pod of espresso grounds (any brand is fine), and press a button. Water is pumped through the grounds at 16 bars of pressure—nine bars is typically considered the minimum—and the drink is ready in two minutes (click to see a video).”

You’ve got to love the video showing the driver getting a bit tired and stopping the car to make an espresso for himself with this contraption.  Well, if that’s the way it’s going to be used, fine.  But, I will guarantee there will be more than one warning label on this thing saying you shouldn’t use it while driving and how many fools are going to become their own baristas and start making their wake-up drinks in the car while driving.

I have no doubt that we’ll soon be reading about lawsuits involving the Handpresso.

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