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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yeah she gets a Darwin...
    So. You've never done anything in your car to take your attention off the road? Reached down to pick up your spilled water bottle? Cellphone? Reached in the back seat for something while driving? Took both hands off the wheel to do . . . whatever? Burned yourself with a cigarette and tried desperately to put out the embers on fire in your lap?

    It's wrong to text and drive. That goes without saying. But she doesn't get a Darwin unless many of the rest of us do as well.

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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So. You've never done anything in your car to take your attention off the road? Reached down to pick up your spilled water bottle? Cellphone? Reached in the back seat for something while driving? Took both hands off the wheel to do . . . whatever? Burned yourself with a cigarette and tried desperately to put out the embers on fire in your lap?

    It's wrong to text and drive. That goes without saying. But she doesn't get a Darwin unless many of the rest of us do as well.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    The only way you win a Darwin is to kill yourself in the process. So we don't qualify just yet. Keep up the good work!

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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    That's sad. She only got 10 likes!

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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    True dat. I see it every day as well, in fact, me and my wife will now only proceed through an intersection when the light turns green ONLY when we look both ways to make sure people are either stopped or slowing down. My biggest fear these days is people running a red light or a stop sign because they have their collective head up their ass.


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    You're right about that. I ride a motorcycle and sit just a little above the average auto window and I see people texting almost every intersection I stop at. It makes me ride differently than I used to.

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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    I honestly think that phones should have a sensor that recognizes that it is moving at a high rate of speed and locks itself so it can't be used until it's stopped.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    You're right about that. I ride a motorcycle and sit just a little above the average auto window and I see people texting almost every intersection I stop at. It makes me ride differently than I used to.
    As long as they are doing it at the intersection.... stopped.... its not a huge problem.

    Intersections are the safe points for texting in the vehicle while operating... you aren't moving anywhere.. If you can't text and keep pressure applied to the brake.... Your more pathetic than hundreds of drunk drivers that get arrested every year while at an intersection passed out with their foot on the brake and vehicle in gear.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    I am very sorry for the loved ones of this lady but if you risk your life like this you have no one to blame but yourself.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    They think that FedEx truck driver was texting when he killed himself and 9 other people. I read that cell phones are now responsible for about 1/4 of traffic deaths.

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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    As long as they are doing it at the intersection.... stopped.... its not a huge problem.

    Intersections are the safe points for texting in the vehicle while operating... you aren't moving anywhere.. If you can't text and keep pressure applied to the brake.... Your more pathetic than hundreds of drunk drivers that get arrested every year while at an intersection passed out with their foot on the brake and vehicle in gear.
    I should have clarified, I see them texting as they drive just about as much.

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