PSA: Don’t drive while you are on a Zoom meeting talking about a distracted driving bill

Man at steering wheel checking messages on smart phone while driving car on road.
It’s better not to be distracted while driving | Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Who among us has not tried during the pandemic to conceal the background of our home offices during a Zoom call for work— lest we reveal a messy bedroom, or get ragged on by RoomRater?

For Republican state Sen. Andrew Brenner of Ohio, the green screen betrayed him during a video call this week, making it clear he was driving a car even though his background image showed what looked like a home office. That wouldn’t have been a big deal except Brenner was in a meeting of the Ohio Controlling Board, where the agenda included discussion of a bill to curb distracted driving.

One could argue that a video call might be a significant distraction while driving.

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