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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:26 AM

Motorcycling while texting--Just don't do it.


FHP: Texting motorcyclist crashes, dies

ORLANDO, Fla. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Wednesday in Windermere, and troopers say they believe he was trying to text someone when the accident happened.

Troopers said the 40-year-old, who has not been identified, was rounding a curve on Chase Road about 1:25 a.m. when the crash happened.

The motorcyclist crossed the center line of the roadway into oncoming traffic. Another vehicle struck the man.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said it appears the man was sending a text message at the time of the crash.

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/FHP-Texting-motorcyclist-crashes-dies/-/12978032/18062014/-/a4r7c4z/-/index.html%3Fabsolute=true%26utm_source=dlvr.it%26utm_medium=twitter%26utm_campaign=wesh

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Reply Motorcycling while texting--Just don't do it. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #2
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #3
kentauros Jan 2013 #6
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #11
kentauros Jan 2013 #16
Scuba Jan 2013 #17
datasuspect Jan 2013 #4
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #9
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #14
datasuspect Jan 2013 #15
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #18
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #19
CrispyQ Jan 2013 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #7
greytdemocrat Jan 2013 #8
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #10
Historic NY Jan 2013 #12
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #13

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:28 AM

1. Darwin Award nominee

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:37 AM

2. Darwin rules

Bubye!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:42 AM

3. Hard to believe someone could be that ignorant.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:51 AM

6. It's not that hard to believe.

People are addicted to their phones. And they'll appease their addiction wherever and whenever they can, even in potentially fatal situations.

While I readily admit to being addicted to the Internet (thanks, partly to places like DU ) that addiction is only there when I'm at a sit-down computer, not a phone or even my Kindle.

Now, I do remember reading that younger adults have been polled and it was learned that something like 50% would not do without their devices, even when driving. So, until we have fully automated vehicles that drive us, we're going to have to put up with the device-addicted populace, and the consequences that produces.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:21 AM

11. I guess I'm just the opposite.

I don't text and have never owned a 3G or 4G phone. I only turn my cell phone on once or twice a week to check for messages. I just don't feel like being connected 24/7 to the hive.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:34 AM

16. I hear ya.

Or maybe, I read ya

I used to text more when I was married, and even then it was only while I was on the train to and from work. Now, the majority of my texts are to a friend on the weekend over whether we're seeing a movie or not. And whenever my GF gets a new phone, I suspect there will be a bit more texts between here and NZ

Otherwise, my phone is almost always tucked away inside of my satchel. It's not a fixture of my hand.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:37 AM

17. That sounds like me. After wearing a leash due to work for three decades, I now rarely make a call.

I've never texted via phone.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:42 AM

4. if you text and drive and then die

 

you simply deserve to die.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:03 AM

9. Nobody "deserves" to die for a stupid mistake. nt

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:25 AM

14. Stupidity is the only universal capital crime

and sentence is carried out immediately with no hope of appeal
If you do something dumb enough to defy the physical laws of the universe, occasionally you get lucky and survive.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:26 AM

15. it isn't a mistake

 

people CANNOT PUT THESE FUCKING DEVICES DOWN.

if you DECIDE to text at 70 mph and you die as the result, you deserve to die.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:59 AM

18. Ordinarily I would agree with that, but the problem is that the people who make the stupid mistake

often times kill or injure other people with their stupidity. I don't believe they "deserve" to die because someone else was stupid.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:03 AM

19. The ideal outcome is that no one dies. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:43 AM

5. Best cartoon ever . . .



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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:54 AM

7. I really feel sorry for the guy

... that hit the motorcyclist.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:00 AM

8. Exactly. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:18 AM

10. I see people texting while riding their bicycles down the street...scares

the shit out of me.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:24 AM

12. Darwin win again.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:24 AM

13. any bets, seeing it was 1:30 in the morning, that alcohol is involved?

I think I would have to be totally fucking drunk to think it was a good idea to text while driving a motorcycle.

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