What's the strangest thing people do when they drive?
That's the question Times transportation writer Laura Nelson asked on Twitter on Wednesday morning. She got some startling—but probably not surprising—responses:
—Playing musical instruments.
—Eating Vietnamese noodles.
—Playing video games.
—Reading a paperback book.
In some ways, it is a perennial question in Los Angeles. Readers Digest recently posted some responses to the same question (including playing the piano!). This year, Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote about a potential solution.
Law enforcement officials have focused more attention in recent years on cracking down on "distracted drivers"—including those who text and talk on phones.
Here are some of the responses Nelson received: