Rock legend Peter Frampton is used to mixing it up with women, but not while stuck in traffic. (Well, not that we know of.)

Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened yesterday, and today, Frampton's back and neck are paying the price.

According to the musician's Twitter page, Frampton was in California, sitting in traffic on the 101, when someone rear-ended his car: "Texting woman driver just ran into back of me while I was stationary in traffic 101 freeway. Can u say whiplash? People put the phones down!"

Why did he feel the need to qualify that it was a "woman driver"? We can't say. Maybe Frampton's a bit of a chauvinist. But that probably won't stop Ray LaHood and Oprah from retweeting him.

Anyway, Frampton was soon complaining about serious pains in his back and neck. Hopefully, he followed the advice of his fans, who told him to "get a lawyer, if you go to the dr. Insurance companies pay like a slot machine." Which isn't what the folks at Lloyd's wanted to hear, but hey, like they're going to argue with Frampton.

There's no word yet on the woman who slammed into Frampton's back end, but if she was texting and driving -- and if the CHiPs wrote her up for it -- she may be facing some stiff fines.

Ladies, we love your way, but not your distracted driving. Same goes for you, gents.

Please put down the phones: the future of rock and roll is at stake.

[via TMZ, Marty Padgett]