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Thread: This is why you dont text and drive.

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    He was taken to soon.............

    http://www.ktvz.com/news/28746776/detail.html

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    So sad. So true.

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    Sad... Or do make up, read. ECt.

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    That is so sad. I think he should be sent to jail for a very long time. The young boy that lost his life because of a text message is unforgiveable. I'm so sorry for his family to have to live with this loss.


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    There was a fatal wreck here just 2 weeks ago for the same reason.

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    Such a waste. We have laws in Ontario prohibiting distracted driving, but stupid drivers do it every day.

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    So sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1
    Such a waste. We have laws in Ontario prohibiting distracted driving, but stupid drivers do it every day.
    There are laws on the books a lot of places, including where this tragedy took place. There are also laws against it in NY state where I live. I ride a motorcycle so have a clear unobstructed view of cars right next to me and what the driver is doing besides driving. I can't tell you how many drivers I see on the road EVERY DAY with cell phone to ear (Illegal here!) or cell phone in hand on lap texting away. It infuriates me to no end, especially when I can see they are not concentrating on their driving by swerving out of their lane, speeding up, slowing down. And the real kicker, none of this communication is necessary or an emergency! In the article linked they have the drivers text msjs and it was irrelevent, stupid chit chat. I think it is only a matter of time that car manufacturers will be forced to insert an electronic blocking device of some sort into cars which will force people to pull over and get out of their car in order to make a phone call or text. This technology has only become commonly available in the last 20 years or so and it was not the end of the world when we did not have instant communication available to us 24-7 no matter where we were. It will not be the end of the world if that happens again and I have a feeling it will save a lot more lives then the lack of access to instant communication would take. So sad. And especially sad that so many think it is only against the law to do this if they are caught.

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    This is why I hate mobile phones. Not that the phones do anything wrong. it's the irresponsible IDIOTS using them. As a courier for 12 years I lost count of the number of times I had close calls due to people on phones or texting.

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    So sad, and so unnecessary :(

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    There should be some sort of mechanism that would make a cell phone not work while a vehicle is in motion. That way, to answer an in-coming call or place a call or send a text, the driver would have to pull over and stop.

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    Very sad. So many lives ruined over a stupid text!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama
    There should be some sort of mechanism that would make a cell phone not work while a vehicle is in motion. That way, to answer an in-coming call or place a call or send a text, the driver would have to pull over and stop.
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    I have that same thing already in MY car.
    It's called RESPONSIBILITY.
    Everyone knows that if they call me and I don't answer, watch the clock and then call again in 15 minutes, because it might take me 10 minutes to find a safe place to stop. I volunteered in a hospital for over 28 years, and saw masses of bloody babies and adults brought in through ER. I don't want to be one of them, nor do I want to be the cause of an accident.

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    I hate this!! In CA it is illegal to use the cell phone at all while driving, yet every day I get behind or next to someone who is talking or texting, and weaving all over or going too slow or sitting still at the intersection after the light turns green. It is so maddening!!

    It's like the train conductor in CA that was texting and ran into another train and all those people got killed. WHY??? Foolishness!!! UGH!!

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    Against the law in ND as-of this past Monday of "NO TEXTING while DRIVING". Hope the rest of the other 20 some states to do the same.

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