What do you think about texting while driving?
Saw that a Mass. teen was convicted yesterday of motor vehicle homicide by texting. He swerved into oncoming traffic, crashed headfirst into a truck and killed a 55 yo father of 3.
What surprised me was, in the comments, there were a number of peopl who felt the penalty was too severe or argued that "everybody does it..."
What do you think about texting while driving?
Anyone with an ounce of sense, would realize texting and driving is a deadly combination. Unfortunately many who read your post will "Think" it can't happen to them and continue to text and drive!
You're right about the danger- and if people won't take the danger seriously, some of them may at least take legal consequences to heart
Catherine Kane, I'm afraid you're right: legal consequences will need to occur to get it into some peoples' thick skulls. Even hands-free talking on the phone is distracting, let alone TEXTING! Sit back, listen to music, WATCH THE ROAD! Simple!
Texting while driving is idiotic and anyone caught doing it should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
As someone who has done it and nearly wrecked in the process (more than once) I think it should be totally banned. I don't even aswer my phone when I'm driving anynmore. It's just that dangerous. I feel like the dumbest person in the world for having done it.
I think texting while driving is right up there with reading a book while driving or driving with your eyes closed. It is a huge danger because theperson texting not only will injure themselves but innocent people.
every time i see people doing this. i want to reach into their car and rip the phone from their hands and destroy it but the police might not be too happy with me.if someone hits me while texting, i promise i will knock them out when they get out of their vehicle.
I have toyed with the idea of making a "HANG UP AND DRIVE" sign I could hold up in the window when I see people doing this. Hard to believe that they don't know or care how much danger they're putting themselves and others in.
Are we allowed to do this? Would this be considered to be distracting and cause an accident? I too had the same feeling or wanting to yell and say something, like put the phone down. Does anyone have any opinions on this?
I've seen bumper stickers that say, "Hang up and drive."
I believe there needs to be a federal law passed against texting and driving. I watched a man almost go head on with another car at 60+mph the other day because he was texting and crossed the center line. I participated in this stupid activity when I was younger, but haven't done it since I was 19 years old.
As with some of the answers before, this drives me demented. I think you should be fined if your phone is not carried in the boot. I never use a phone while driving. These people need to be shaken.
Re your story, I think it is right. Someone died because of a text, very sad.
These people should be made aware that both texts and calls are logged for time. So if they have an accident even after a text or call it can be determined to be part of the cause.
Simple, if you are driving then drive, nothing else,
I honestly don't believe in that. It isn't good because you can easily be distracted. If I have to text and I am driving. I do it only when I am at stop lights. but I still keep a look to make sure I am not causing problems with people behind. But I don't really text anyways so it don't really do it. There was a kid in high school I knew and he passed away because his brother was driving and texting and the kid ended up passing away.
I just found a powerful video "game" that illustrates how bad texting and driving is: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3016452/her … Company%29
Have a go at it. See how long before you crash/die.
by Ralph Deeds 9 years ago
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by Dan Reed 6 years ago
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by Rock N Roll Jeans 8 years ago
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by alexandriaruthk 7 years ago
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