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Old 12-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Texting while driving.

I am sure there are some out there. I for one do not like when people do it. Here is a test to see how well you do. have fun. Hopefully this changes people thought process about texting and driving.


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...ving-game.html
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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I don't like to either. This game definetely doesn't illistrate it thought. Without even doing the texts I couldn't get it through the gates.

Cool though. Lol I think you're driving like 200mp/h aswell.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:08 PM   #3
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I don't like to either. This game definetely doesn't illistrate it thought. Without even doing the texts I couldn't get it through the gates.

Cool though. Lol I think you're driving like 200mp/h aswell.
Yeah it is a little rough, but I can see how it does distract driving. When we get into our cars there is always a chance for split second decisions.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yeah it is a little rough, but I can see how it does distract driving. When we get into our cars there is always a chance for split second decisions.

Yea it shows you the main things. Your eyes are off the roads, and that could be the time the person in front of you is slamming on their brakes.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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its actually illegal to text while driving in NC now. the law just came into effect a few weeks ago.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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It is Illegal in Illinois as of January 1st
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
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It's sad that we have to make "common sense" laws...
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:50 PM   #8
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It is Illegal in Illinois as of January 1st

Already illegal for anyone under 19, text or useing of the phone. I believe when Jan 1 rolls around, not only will texting be illegal, so will use of the phone without a handsfree system.


I'll double check that to make sure.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:02 PM   #9
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IMHO I think hand holding a cell phone while driving should be banned .... Either bluetooth it or nothing .... I see way to many people talking with both hands while driving.....
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #10
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NY has had anti cell phone talking laws in effect for years now and now all texting laws, so many stupid people out there texting while driving and killing innocent people.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #11
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There was a person slowly drifting into my lane this morning on the highway... they then corrected them selves so i thought ehh their tired... that happend 4 more times.
i beeped and got on the side of the person the 4th time they got too close and there is a nice young lady looking down at her lap.
she picks up her hand with the phone in it as if to try and tell me "hey i was texting" as if i was being rude? i just shook my head...
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:13 PM   #12
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IMHO I think hand holding a cell phone while driving should be banned .... Either bluetooth it or nothing .... I see way to many people talking with both hands while driving.....
I personally think it should be a justified shooting offence.......at least be able to shoot out a tire, then they can call their auto club!
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:21 PM   #13
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I don't do it and I don't like it but when I go out and see an entire family of four sitting at dinner all texting or I go to a 3 hour concert and a 45 year old lady is using Facebook on her Blackberry the entire show, I wonder how easy it is to get people to not text.

so many crazy text addicts out there. People can't resist the urge. It's all ages, too.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #14
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I'll do it if I'm not in traffic. Otherwise whomever is sending me a message (save a booty call ) can wait.
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