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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:03 PM

 

Texting while driving, sometimes it just isn't worth the thrill. (Graphic car crash, no gore)

Put photo on hosting site cuz I didn't want to link to an anti Obama site. I always said and I still say that the texting should take place at the server, you speak, server converts to text, done.... I don't care if there might be a mistake here and there, NO MISTAKE will equal what happened here.









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Reply Texting while driving, sometimes it just isn't worth the thrill. (Graphic car crash, no gore) (Original post)
2on2u Jun 2012 OP
teddy51 Jun 2012 #1
Warpy Jun 2012 #4
teddy51 Jun 2012 #12
Warpy Jun 2012 #27
AlphaCentauri Jun 2012 #2
2on2u Jun 2012 #3
EvolveOrConvolve Jun 2012 #6
2on2u Jun 2012 #10
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #15
LeftyMom Jun 2012 #17
EvolveOrConvolve Jun 2012 #22
LeftyMom Jun 2012 #24
malaise Jun 2012 #5
2on2u Jun 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #7
pacalo Jun 2012 #9
Zalatix Jun 2012 #13
pacalo Jun 2012 #25
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #11
Skittles Jun 2012 #14
jannyk Jun 2012 #21
Skittles Jun 2012 #26
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #16
Politicalboi Jun 2012 #18
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #28
slackmaster Jun 2012 #19
2on2u Jun 2012 #20
benld74 Jun 2012 #23

Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:08 PM

1. One word "Ouch". Or maybe the person (people) didn't feel a thing.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. They're incapable of feeling anything now.

Talkers were bad enough, driving worse than drunks. Texters are absolutely the worst, so bad that anyone caught doing so needs the car impounded and sold out from under them.

Teenagers are especially bad about this, they think they're immortal.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:27 PM

12. The problem still remains that there are so many bad habits with bad drivers. Texting is merely

 

one of those. What about putting makeup on, reading a map, even eating and a host of others?

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:41 AM

27. Texting is one of the worst since it draws 100% of one's attention

away from the road. Forget peripheral vision when the eyes are focused in close to read or send a stupid text.

It's one of the most dangerous things you can do, far worse than putting on makeup or eating. Looking at a map while roaring down the highway is nearly as stupid, though, same reason.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. Even if the server convert voice to text on the other end a driver may have to read such a text

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:13 PM

3. Oh boy, you found the bug.... I guess we could lock out text reception on moving

 

phones.... but then someone would just hack that and we would start all over again.

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Response to 2on2u (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:16 PM

6. Most phones now are GPS enabled

Which means they know when they're moving fast. Why not just restrict texting if the phone is traveling at a certain speed?

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

10. Why not exactly.... and make it so GPS cannot be turned off for the drivers sake. n/t

 

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

15. You could still kill someone

At 10 mph on a residential street. Some little kid runs out in front of you and it's too late. Hand held phones should not be able to work in cars unless it's off or in park.

What they should do is use the towers like traffic camera's. If your caught using your hand held phone while driving you get a ticket even though you didn't get pulled over.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:42 PM

17. Because passengers.

If I'm driving and I ask a passenger to look up directions to our destination, text my mom and tell her we're running late because of traffic, find someplace along our route where I can eat, or look up a route around construction traffic (all things I asked a passenger to do this weekend) there's certainly no safety reason to prevent doing so, and some of those things actually enhance safety.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:53 PM

22. There's absolutely a safety reason

Texting and driving kills, so I don't see a problem with being inconvenienced a bit in the name of safety. It doesn't take much to pull over to the side of the road to send a text. I already do that when I need to make or take a call.

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Response to EvolveOrConvolve (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 PM

24. Pulling over to the side of the road creates an obstacle and promotes accidents.

Further, in many places doing so is simply not safe due to terrain, low visibility, non-existent shoulder or the potential for crime.

There is absolutely no safety reason to prevent a passenger from using a mobile phone, and many reasons doing so would create a safety issue.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. Darwin moves in mysterious ways

I may be old but I have a hard time understanding talking on the phone while driving let alone texting.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

8. It reminds me of a book written about ADD back in the day, "Driven to Distraction" by

 

Hallowell and Ratey

http://www.amazon.com/Driven-Distraction-New-Recognizing-Attention/dp/0743529006

Procrastination. Disorganization. Distractibility. Millions of adults have long considered these the hallmarks of a lack of self-discipline. But for many, these and other problems in school, at work and in social relationships are actually symptoms of an inborn neurological problem: ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:17 PM

7. that was certainly the corvette driver's fault, no wasn't it. They hit from behind

RIP.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:22 PM

9. Drivers have done without texting/phone devices for many decades.

There is no reason that anyone should feel the need to text or call someone until they've parked somewhere to do it.

I know -- I'm old school, but texting while driving is a very stupid thing to do.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:27 PM

13. You hate technology, don't you?

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:01 PM

25. On the contrary...

I taught myself how to use the computer when Clinton was going through impeachment & I've taught myself how to photoshop, though I've got a long way to go on that. If I don't know how to do something, I find the resources to learn them.

YouTube, for example, taught me how to clean my laptop...












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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:26 PM

11. They need to put devices

In a rolling vehicle that doesn't allow phone use unless it's a hands free device. They also need sensors to detect left animals and children in cars with temperature readings. Make lights flash, horn toot, and alarm the key device.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:29 PM

14. I not only do not use a cell phone/text while driving

I refuse to speak to people who call me/text while they are driving

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:22 PM

21. Me too. I don't care who they are...

if I ask "are you driving?" and they say yes - I hang up. You can usually tell when they're driving - sort of distracted.

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Response to jannyk (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:19 PM

26. yup - it's divided attention

half on you, half on the road - and half on the road is DANGEROUS

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:34 PM

16. My car won''t let me call anyone while it's moving

It won't let me press the display at all. I can use voice activated commands to use the map feature or phone. Thing is I really don't want to talk and drive either. It's also distracting. So I pretty much never use the map or phone either. Texts can still come in though. But I never look at my phone while driving.

But everyday I find myself behind or next to someone who is texting or talking on the phone. Even people crossing the street are texting while they walk across a busy city street. Maybe it's just an LA thing though? Someone please tell me people elsewhere aren't texting as much...

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:42 PM

18. I never text

I own a Trac phone and I sometime reactivate it. I really have no need for it. It would be good for emergencies, but other than that, it's just another expense.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 01:20 AM

28. Nope, I'm in Northern NY and I see it every day

People in their gigantic SUVs with a phone held up to their ear and even school kids walking home are looking down at their phones or busy chatting away. And it's not like we don't have a lot of traffic, either. "60 Minutes" did a segment on an art theft here that was a rehearsal for a bigger robbery in Boston, but the thieves got caught because they were unexpectedly stuck in rush hour traffic. And don't get me started on the skateboarders in middle of the streets at all hours. Sometimes it feels like a driver training film.

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:46 PM

19. That'll buff right out

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:14 PM

20. Duzy. n/t

 

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Response to 2on2u (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:53 PM

23. You mean the truck driver did not back over the 'vette?

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