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

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    That's sad. She only got 10 likes!



    What's even sadder is that she'll never see those likes so she lost her life for nothing!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    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?
    Would you rather be inconvenienced or dead?
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Delayed gratification is ancient history now.
    I've got about 3000 miles on the road coming up in a week. Stories like this are why I almost paid double to get my car shipped vs drive it.

    It will be interesting to see the future ramifications of an entire generation being raised in an environment of instant gratification. Somehow, I think we will just invent new ways to accommodate it rather than exercise some self control.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Would you rather be inconvenienced or dead?
    I don't understand the question in relation to my post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HolyBull View Post
    I've got about 3000 miles on the road coming up in a week. Stories like this are why I almost paid double to get my car shipped vs drive it.

    It will be interesting to see the future ramifications of an entire generation being raised in an environment of instant gratification. Somehow, I think we will just invent new ways to accommodate it rather than exercise some self control.
    I already see it with my son. He has to be entertained every minute and if not he comes to me and says he is bored. I say how does it feel to be bored and send him away.

    When I was his age I had my own room and I busied my self with whatever I wanted. he can't do that unless it is a video game control in his hand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    A North Carolina woman died behind the wheel just moments after posting a Facebook message and hitting a truck head-on.

    Read more here: Woman in North Carolina killed while driving and texting*about being 'happy' - NY Daily News




    I could say a lot of things but I'll just say that at least the lady died happy and no one else died in this collision.
    I have to say I hope I die happy or at least I die oblivious to what's happening around me, although I would prefer that the authorities not have to pry my plastered remains off the front end of a semi.
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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.
    Yep. I see it all the time. I got passed the other day by a BMW pinballing the lanes as the guy texted. I was doing 70 and he passed me like I was barely moving.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Yep. I see it all the time. I got passed the other day by a BMW pinballing the lanes as the guy texted. I was doing 70 and he passed me like I was barely moving.
    Pinballing the lanes. I hadn't heard that expression, but I see it all the time. Sometimes, I wish I had a paddle to knock the guy back where he came from.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't understand the question in relation to my post.
    I mean would you rather be inconvenienced by the problems you put forth or would you rather be dead because you were trying use your phone while driving.

    With the technology we have today there could be a program in the phone to where if you were traveling at X amount of speed the phone would recognize which side of the car you're in and thus disallow usage while driving and allow it while in the passenger seat.
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    Re: Woman in North Carolina Killed While Driving and Texting About being 'Happy'

    Let he who has driven 40 hours a day for at least 20 years without ever causing an accident, or nearly causing one and only missing by luck, cast the first stone.



    With that said, yeah texting and driving is bad... some people just don't realize how bad until it is too late... but ANYTHING can distract you for a fatal second.

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