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Offline ZG

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 10:16:32 pm »
I'm sure that it must have been a VERY important text! Like maybe asking his mom what was for dinner?

 

 

 

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 11:04:15 pm »
Was just driving home tonight from a camping trip and a young lady came into my lane, missing me by less than a foot. She was texting and didn't even bother to stop after the near miss.
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2011, 06:30:21 am »
Nowadays, when I see someone do something ranging from just a little hincky to flat stupid, when I get next to them invariably they are futzing around with a phone, at least 90%.

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2011, 06:46:57 am »
3 of em yesterday, NOT a record.  Young girls are the absolute worst offenders.

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2011, 08:02:51 am »
3 of em yesterday, NOT a record.  Young girls are the absolute worst offenders.

The older wiminz stay on the lipstick/makeup and have for years on their morning commute. Whats the difference?
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2011, 08:03:27 am »
3 of em yesterday, NOT a record.  Young girls are the absolute worst offenders.

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2011, 04:27:04 am »
But that's not my point - of course I would be angered at the texter's stupidity, for not paying attention to driving.  But he could have been reading a comic book, playing Nintendo, reaching for the french fry he dropped while eating, pleasuring himself, etc....

All of which are a bad idea to do while driving and all have probably resulted in fatal accidents at some point in time.  So which one do you pick to start a crusade on?
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2011, 06:00:25 am »
The older wiminz stay on the lipstick/makeup and have for years on their morning commute. Whats the difference?

You seen what they look like without all that s***?  Let them be distracted...........damn 8)
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2011, 09:00:34 am »
All those things are already illegal. Its called distracted driving. No further laws needed. Just enforce the ones we already have.
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2011, 09:26:41 am »
Yep, there would be quite the number of tickets given out if they enforced what they have on the books, but I think many of the state laws look at this stuff as secondary offenses and not something to cite as a primary cause to pull you over.  I guess they think you haven't killed anyone yet so go on about your business.  We have it as a secondary offense in VA, in other words....text away....  Both my daughters do it and I tell them not to but they don't listen to me.  Both my wife and I don't text.  We have phones that ring with large numbers so we can see to dial.  We're not interested in texting at all.

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2011, 11:19:52 am »
All those things are already illegal. Its called distracted driving. No further laws needed. Just enforce the ones we already have.

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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 02:22:51 pm »
Some of you just dont get the point, and to even think that just as many accidents were occuring only 10 years ago compared to now.........I call total BS!  ::) CELL PHONES..........are a huge public disaster in cars, and a system must be developed to not allow them to "text,  surf the web, or even talk unless linked to a handsfree bluetooth system". Use some common sense guys and gals, cell phones in cars are killing too many people "mostly innocent people" because some dumbass just had to gossip and or text about something that without question could wait until they were home or not driving down the road. I am hating the stupid things more and more each day, and I pray something is done to reduce the ability to use them while driving. It is a total involuntary action for women to talk/text once they get into a vehicle........and women and young girls are by far without a doubt the worst offenders. Most cant drive worth a damn even without a distraction, and cars are nothing less than death machines in the wrong hands.
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 02:47:08 pm »
CELL PHONES..........are a huge public disaster in cars, and a system must be developed to not allow them to "text,  surf the web, or even talk unless linked to a handsfree bluetooth system".

There's no reasonable way to make that work.  And even hands-free, distracted driving is an issue.

A few months ago, a guy pulled out in a car in front of my school bus.  He then proceeded to go 25mph in a 55mph zone (yes, slow enough to hold up a school bus) while going through stations on his radio.  (I could see him hitting the buttons and looking at the radio instead of the road)  He crossed over the yellow line several times while I was behind him.  No phone involved, but he very easily could have killed someone coming the opposite direction.
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 02:58:24 pm »
There's no reasonable way to make that work.  And even hands-free, distracted driving is an issue.

A few months ago, a guy pulled out in a car in front of my school bus.  He then proceeded to go 25mph in a 55mph zone (yes, slow enough to hold up a school bus) while going through stations on his radio.  (I could see him hitting the buttons and looking at the radio instead of the road)  He crossed over the yellow line several times while I was behind him.  No phone involved, but he very easily could have killed someone coming the opposite direction.

Perfect example of the point I am trying to make............yes there are going to be distracted drivers on the road in one shape or form "there always has been" but cell phones are nothing but pure TNT when added to a car. We have all more than likely goofed with a radio, eating/drinking, "had sexual favors performed  ;) " and who knows what else........but cell phones are typically not a quick lil distraction. I am 40 years old and have been driving plenty long enough to know, that in no way shape or form has there been anything that is creating a bigger dsitraction than cell phones. People can no longer just drive, or maybe be happy with the music they are listening to while driving. The stupid things are simply killing and injuring too many people.......and for what? ::)

And to think the technology and or ability to make cellphones inoperable while moving faster than a specified allowable speed........I dont buy that for 1 second.
 
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Re: texting while driving
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 03:36:12 pm »
And to think the technology and or ability to make cellphones inoperable while moving faster than a specified allowable speed........I dont buy that for 1 second.

It's the unintended side effects you are missing.  If a phone can't be operated when moving at a speed faster than x, then the passengers can't use their phones either.  Nor can passengers on a bus.  Or a train.  Or (as technology allows) on an airplane.  Nor can I call 911 to report the drunk driver that I'm following.  (And my passenger couldn't either, for that matter)  Or be on the phone to 911 as I transport my injured child to the hospital.  (I live in an area where this is often quicker than waiting for an ambulance)

And, there are exemptions for emergency services personnel to use cell phones in vehicles.  So there would have to be an override.  And there's no conceivable way that the override procedure would remain a secret for any amount of time.
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