Thats a great little documentary. I will pass it on to all my friends and family. Brings to light how really unimportant these texts are.
Yes, I text and drive
Sometimes, when I know it's important
No, I wouldn't want to put anyone on the road at risk
You are right to be wary. There is much bullcrap. Be wary of me too, because I may be wrong. Make up your own mind after you evaluate all the evidence and the logic. - Mark Rippetoe
I wont say i never text and drive. because i do.. i do not make a habit of it. I try to avoid it most messages can wait until i get home. but every now and then i catch myself doing it.. not saying it is a good thing, and not trying to justify it. But most people who text have sent a message or 2 while driving. not saying all but most
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"
This is the third thread I've seen on texting and driving. I'm real sorry to see it because they never turn out well. I closed the other two, I suspect I'll close this one eventually as well.
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I occasionally find myself texting and driving. For some of us, old habits die hard and there truly is no learning until something bad happens. The best proactive approach I've been able to come up with short of not texting and driving is to try and text ONLY at red lights then immediately put the phone down when it turns green. Thanks to Google's awesome voice recognition and autocorrection technology it makes texting a breeze. If you have poor peripheral vision however, then this probably will not work for you.
While I do think texting (no matter how important the message may or may not be) and driving is very foolish, I disagree that violators should be labeled "idiots." If we're going to come down on texting, why not come down on every other distracting element in and perhaps even outside your vehicle? All of these cause you to take your eyes or attention off the road and more specifically, what's in front of you and all of these have likely caused an accident at some point which may have resulted in death:
Gauges, other people inside the car, the radio, GPS units, talking on a Bluetooth earpiece (eyes on the road, attention somewhere else) various buttons/switches inside the vehicle, billboards and other advertising, emergency vehicle lights/sirens, another driver blowing their horn...
I'm sure there are more but the point is there are just as many legitimate things that can take your attention away from driving safely as there are not, and almost none of them are absolutely crucial to reaching your destination. Humans risk their lives every day at some point, no matter how safe they are, so if you're going to spend your life fearing the consequences of every action, then you should probably just stay inside.
Folks, use your common sense and be proactive; when that fails, be reactionary and hope for the best. If that fails then hey, there are always more humiliating ways to die...
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