Senators push nationwide ban on texting while driving - CNN.com
Ok so, all I can pretty much say is ... its about damn time.
Anyone guilty of this? When I was a new driver I admit that I did this same thing, but I have a set of very important safety rules since I got a speeding ticket last year.
The thing that angers me the most about my friends who text while driving is that they always claim that its not as bad as doing other things. They say they feel safer since they switched from having a car phone to just texting. That's pretty hilarious and even more so, dangerous. The report even says it right there that "when compared with dialing, talking, listening or reaching for an electronic device, texting posed the greatest accident risk ..."
Now, whether this is important, debatable, breaking news, I am unsure of, but I believe its an important piece of news that can avoid deadly statistics like this one, also mentioned in the CNN report:
"In September, a commuter train engineer missed a stop signal while trading text messages with a friend, leading to a collision with a freight train that killed 25 people in California, according to federal investigators. The accident also injured 101 people."
What do you think, is it justified? Or do you still think it "doesn't affect you?"