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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.
    Pretty sad story, she wouldn't have known much about that. Those left behind will though. The family, friends, the truck driver and the emergency services staff left to pick up the pieces.

    They shouldn't be texting whilst they are stopped at intersections or traffic lights either Caine. If you're looking at the phone screen you aren't paying attention to what's happening around you which you need to do so that you know when it is safe to move on.

    It's stupid to be texting and taking selfies whilst you are driving from A to B. Just switch the phone off. It might save your life or someone elses.

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

    The takeaway from this story: Drive a Truck, protect yourself against careless people.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Pretty sad story, she wouldn't have known much about that. Those left behind will though. The family, friends, the truck driver and the emergency services staff left to pick up the pieces.

    They shouldn't be texting whilst they are stopped at intersections or traffic lights either Caine. If you're looking at the phone screen you aren't paying attention to what's happening around you which you need to do so that you know when it is safe to move on.

    It's stupid to be texting and taking selfies whilst you are driving from A to B. Just switch the phone off. It might save your life or someone elses.
    If you are at an intersection.... you don't have the ABILITY to DO ANYTHING about what is going on around you, so it matters not what is going on around visually. Emergency vehicles have sirens which you can hear. If you are a little slow getting to the gas on a green light because you were texting... its not a big deal.

    This is why texting laws only apply to vehicles that are in motion and not just any vehicle on the roadway at any time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    If you are at an intersection.... you don't have the ABILITY to DO ANYTHING about what is going on around you, so it matters not what is going on around visually. Emergency vehicles have sirens which you can hear. If you are a little slow getting to the gas on a green light because you were texting... its not a big deal.

    This is why texting laws only apply to vehicles that are in motion and not just any vehicle on the roadway at any time.
    Except that some drivers don't quit when the light turns green and they're on their way again, and except that other drivers run red lights, making it a good idea to know what is coming as the light turns.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    definition of stupidity: operating a vehicle and NOT watching where you are going. When I see this which is now every single day I wonder what is so important about one phone call or text that one risks paralysis, dismemberment, blindness, burns and death leaving family members to weep and live without that person. It is a disgrace that someone is so illiterate about their own life and the lives of others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HolyBull View Post
    Glad she did not kill anyone else with her reckless behavior. It's sad for the family, but I can't muster up much sympathy for her. If you drive like an idiot, be prepared to die like one.

    This need to always be technologically on is a frightening thing. Here's a woman who died to update her status, because she just could not wait to let everyone know how "happy" she was. It's some kind of sickness.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    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.
    Really, so if I am traveling on a bus I can't use my phone. Why would that be?

    When somebody calls me in my car I hand the phone to my girlfriend who answers the call.

    Why would I want my phone locked up?

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

    [QUOTE=rhinefire;1063206882]definition of stupidity: operating a vehicle and NOT watching where you are going. When I see this which is now every single day I wonder what is so important about one phone call or text that one risks paralysis, dismemberment, blindness, burns and death leaving family members to weep and live without that person.
    It is a disgrace that someone is so illiterate about their own life and the lives of others
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    It is mighty sad that some people don't give a few moments thought to the possible results of their careless actions. The lady didn't die in an 'accident'. she caused that collision by her failure to keep her total attention focused on driving her car on a busy highway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The takeaway from this story: Drive a Truck, protect yourself against careless people.
    What if the truck was one of those cars that get 84MPG. Would there have been 2 deaths?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What if the truck was one of those cars that get 84MPG. Would there have been 2 deaths?



    Probably so.

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