You’re driving along the M2 motorway heading into Belfast as the rush hour traffic starts to build up. Heading towards Junction 4 (Sandyknowes Roundabout), stopping and starting as you make progress in five metre jumps.
A liveried van for a well-known building firm is sitting alongside you in the inside lane. It’s driver is holding his mobile up to his ear. For five minutes you jostle past each other, and he’s still on the phone.
At one point the van gets ahead of you, and you notice a “Am I being driven considerately? Phone 07801 xxxxxx” sign on the back.
What so you do?
Other than hypocritically picking up your own mobile and call the number while you’re going through the same slow moving traffic!
Hope the police catch him. Remember not to do it yourself? Make a note and call the snitch line? And wouldn’t getting a pen out to scribble down the mobile number and the registration plate be nearly as dangerous as using a mobile while driving?
Your opinions on today's applied ethics scenario welcomed!