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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't Text And Drive


One of my biggest pet peeves is people texting on their cellphones.... while driving... The other day, I honked my horn at the driver in front of me to move after the light had turned green... I waited at least 10 seconds - seriously... I'm not that rude.... okay, maybe I am.. People should not text while they are driving.....

The smart people at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has confirmed that texting while driving increases the chance of getting into an accident by about 2000 Percent... no really? Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash if they are texting.. so the study claims..

On July 31 in New York, a tow truck driver crashed into a car, then crashed through a fence, side swiped a house, and then crashed into a swimming pool while he was texting... How fast was the moron going, I wonder? He was talking on one phone and texting on a different phone.... what was he driving with his feet? Thankfully the 68 year old woman he crashed into suffered minor head injuries and did not die.. What was the guy thinking?

There is just something about texting that people are fascinated with - it's funny how I can call my kid on her cell and she won't answer - but if I text her.. immediately I get response - same with the husband, my sister.... several friends..... There's just something about it and that's okay.. Just DON'T TEXT WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING.... Please.. see I am nice....


10 comments:

  1. At times like this, I am really glad that I do not own a cell phone!!!

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  2. I saw this picture on the news. Incredible! I can't believe what people do while they are driving.

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  3. About a year ago, a young lady died near our house when she ran a red light and into a city bus while texting. So sad, I don't understand how people think this is safe.

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  4. I saw that story on the news. Yesterday, someone passed me while texting. As we were going 60, they had to be going at least 65.

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  5. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. It annoys me when people text while driving. I have to honestly say I have had to change my husband from this habit, luckily I did.

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  6. " He was talking on one phone and texting on a different phone"
    I didn't see this on the news. He really was on 2 phones?
    They should just out law texting. I've never even attempted to text and drive.
    Great post.

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  7. thanks for visiting my blog (a corgi in So. Calif); we used to live over in Orange County until we moved to the Temecula area a year ago; loved being close to the ocean (we were in Laguna Niguel).

    hubby and me just got into an accident 7/26 in San Diego on Highway 8; no joke the girl who hit us was most likely texting when she couldn't stop in time when traffic stopped. I tell my 20 y/o to stop texting because he's notorious for it

    betty

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you come back again! I'll be back to read more of yours...

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  9. It's actually illegal here now I think. But only when the car is in motion. The problem is, you're at a long traffic light, you start texting...what are the odds you'll STOP once that light has turned green?

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  10. I can never understand why people still text when they're driving despite knowing that it's an accident waiting to happen.

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