There are a lot of clichés that I’d like to stop, but there’s one that I want to see banned from all time.
I don’t even know if you can call this a cliché. It’s more like an unnecessary consequence to making dramas. The thing that I want to see stop is characters who, while driving, don’t keep their eyes on the road.
When you are filming a driving scene like this, you’re obviously not really driving the car. Or, you are driving the car but the path is made clear for you. Either way, why do the drivers have to look at the passenger for long periods of time? I get that they want to make their point, but this is just a safety hazard. If I wasn’t able to drive, then maybe I wouldn’t have a problem with it. But after getting my licenses and seeing how it really is on the road, I just can’t get past this.
I remember that Ooh la la Spouses was guilty of this on numerous occasions. Each time it happened, I kept thinking to myself, “Someone is going to crash their vehicle.” Someone did, but only because the story line called for it. Every other moment the driver would spend more than 10 seconds looking at the passenger. 10 seconds may seem like a small amount of time, but when you’re behind the wheel it’s actually quite long. 10 seconds can determine whether you’re alive or dead.
It’s not really a cliché, but it is something I’d love to see stopped and abolished for all time. All I want them to do is drive safely and stop taking me out of the story, because those cars are pure safety hazards. The driver doesn’t pay attention to the road and those in the car don’t buckle up. That’s just a recipe for disaster.