Our motoring correspondent is on maternity leave, so I’ll note these two items. Which, frankly, are quite terrifying, given how badly we drive around here (as Keri has pointed out).

First, cell phone drivers are even more dangerous than the experts thought. Thank you, federal government, for neglecting to mention this when the study came out six years ago. Second, the collision risk for drivers who text is 23 times greater than when they don’t text. “Texting is in its own universe of risk,” said one of the authors of the study.

And now Keri has to deal with these morons with a new baby in the car. You have my sympathy, pal.