Be Jamin’

Waze on the iPhone. Highway 130 traffic.
Waze on the iPhone. Highway 130 traffic.

For some reason traffic was jammed in Puna Wednesday morning. Luckily I wasn’t stuck in it but got a screenshot via the app Waze which crowd sources traffic data. It’s a pretty good app, I don’t use it for navigation though as the interface is frustrating. It also really sucks power on the device so make sure it’s plugged in when running it.

If you ever want to check it out you can do it on the web for the Big Island at: bit.ly/1ImpNpB

Rolling to 100K

Well, it finally happened. My CR-V odometer rolled over to 100,000 miles as I travelled to Kona to shoot some high surf.

Actually my odometer didn’t ‘roll’ over to 100,000 miles and I almost didn’t realize that. These days odometers are digital so the numbers don’t roll-over like a slot machine tumber from 99,999 to 100,000.

I once got a photo of my car with the tumblers between the two numbers and I thought I could do that then I remembered this is a digital world, not analog.

So I stopped the car and got a photo of the odometer at 99999.

99,999 miles

Then again a mile later.

100K miles

Then hopped out and got a pano with the iPhone of where I was mauka of the Kona-Kohala coastline.

Highway 190

The car has held up really well, need some new brake pads soon but otherwise a great car.

Stay alert! That cellphone call, Twitter or text message could be your last

On my way into Hilo this afternoon there was a gal in a white Chevy Blazer weaving all over the road, and I mean really weaving. I caught the tail end of her winding drive on video. She was reckless by mostly driving on the center line and veering onto the shoulder (good thing both lanes were going in the same direction).

I was able to get close enough to see a license plate to call it into the cops, I called them twice as all of a sudden she went left to go onto Kilauea Avenue. I thought for sure she was going to plow into oncoming lanes of traffic headed south.

I didn’t see which way she went after that and I don’t think the cops did either, but they do have her license number so I think they’ll be contacting her.

I don’t care how good of a driver you readers are, you have to be a defensive driver and watch for folks like this on the road. Be alert, don’t twitter, yak on the cellphone, fool with the stereo. Had she headed straight onto the southbound lanes it would have been bad…really bad.