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    Please, no texting at any time while driving

    Yesterday I visited many stores in search of a gift for one of my grandsons. While walking back to my car after a fruitless search in one store, a car started backing out of a parking space. The driver didn't even look in my direction as he backed out, just kept backing out.

    Lucky me, I saw the driver backing out and was able to avoid his car. When he reached the point where he could turn his car to drive out of the parking lot, I saw why he wasn't checking to make sure that he wouldn't hit someone (ME!) or another car wouldn't hit him or vice versa.

    The idiot was texting and oblivious to his surroundings.
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    My goodness! I'm glad you're okay. I once saw two cars backing out of opposing spots and straight into each other. No damage. They were going very slowly. You are right about people not paying attention. I've seen it so many times in my life.
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    I have seen so many people either talking on their cell phones or texting that it is scary. You have to be constantly be on guard anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    Yesterday I visited many stores in search of a gift for one of my grandsons. While walking back to my car after a fruitless search in one store, a car started backing out of a parking space. The driver didn't even look in my direction as he backed out, just kept backing out.

    Lucky me, I saw the driver backing out and was able to avoid his car. When he reached the point where he could turn his car to drive out of the parking lot, I saw why he wasn't checking to make sure that he wouldn't hit someone (ME!) or another car wouldn't hit him or vice versa.

    The idiot was texting and oblivious to his surroundings.
    Which is why that even after the traffic light as changed to green for me, I hesitate and look both ways before pulling out into the intersection.

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    Glad you weren't hit!
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    I know exactly how you feel. I really detest anyone who texts, talks on their phone while driving.

    I was rear ended by a lady who was talking on her phone instead of paying attention to the big red truck stopped in front of her at a red light.

    I have the 3"scar on my neck and the metal cage that now is a permanent part of my cervical spine, to remind me everyday about why that is so wrong to do. The pain I feel daily in my neck and shoulders, the numbness I experience some days in my left arm. (And I am a lefty!)

    There are enough distraction one has while driving. Pay attention to what your doing, the vehicle you drive can easily become a lethal weapon at the blink of an eye.

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    Honk if you love Jesus.....text and drive if you want to meet him.

    We had that saying on the wall at work when I sold cell phones. It makes you stop and think.

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    Every place that I went yesterday, I saw crazy drivers. Must have been a full moon or something! When I got home, I decided to stay here until the day after Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    maybe you should have hit the side or back of his vehicle with your fist (if safe to do so) and let him know he was that close he could have hit you if you hadn't been watching.

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    It's also terrifying that there's so many idiots walking in parking lots checking their phones oblivious to the dangers. The areas around high schools and colleges are really having a lot of pedestrians hurt. We had one fall into an open manhole. Long, hard fall. Another almost died wlking in front of a huge bus. Claimed he didn't see it!

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    anything that distracts one can be hazardous -

    children acting up
    spilled drink
    fatigue
    chemicals - alcohol, illegal and legal drugs
    arguing with someone

    there are more things that can distract than cell phones and trxting

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    Honk if you love Jesus.....text and drive if you want to meet him.

    We had that saying on the wall at work when I sold cell phones. It makes you stop and think.
    That is so perfect! Probably on a bumper sticker already :-)

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    Me, too! Drivers run red lights every day.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    The trouble with hitting his car is that he might be more than just an idiot on his cell phone. He might also be a nutcase with a weapon, and very happy to use it on me.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    You're absolutely correct. Most of the things you list are under our personal control, though, and thus avoidable. The exceptions are the children acting up and fatigue, and I only include fatigue in unusual circumstances.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvelynB View Post
    It's also terrifying that there's so many idiots walking in parking lots checking their phones oblivious to the dangers. The areas around high schools and colleges are really having a lot of pedestrians hurt. We had one fall into an open manhole. Long, hard fall. Another almost died wlking in front of a huge bus. Claimed he didn't see it!
    The speed limit around school zones is 20 mph but in Indpls,In and in Bowling Green, Oh in the college area's the posted speed limit is 10 mph. BG outlawed texting while driving or walking-if you are involved in an accident while texting you are automatically at fault. I recently changed car ins. and they asked me if I text-usually they ask if you smoke. This may be a sign that car ins. may go up if you have a cell with text capabilities.

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    It's amazing the number of times someone has pulled out in front of us while texting. We've had several close calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvelynB View Post
    It's also terrifying that there's so many idiots walking in parking lots checking their phones oblivious to the dangers. The areas around high schools and colleges are really having a lot of pedestrians hurt. We had one fall into an open manhole. Long, hard fall. Another almost died wlking in front of a huge bus. Claimed he didn't see it!
    this is my pet peeve in busy parking lots people not even looking to see if cars are coming. Everyone seem to think their minor calls are super important apparently more important than their life or the life of others. Nobody looks for cars anymore even on streets kids no longer pay attention or get out of the street when they see cars. I guess no one teaches it anymore so people grow up into adults that just aren't cautious
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    It's against the law to text and drive here, but that sure does not stop anyone from doing it. Any time we are on the road we can see someone texting. Ever wonder how we got by in the "olden days"...when no one had a cell phone....just one...that hung on the wall....and everyone used it? My Dad used to talk about the "really olden days" when not everyone had a phone....you had to run down to the "Avenue" to use a phone!!

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