Still thinking you CAN Text and drive?

Omagh, Northern Ireland
May 14, 2012 10:08am CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HbjSWDwJILs A Youtube vid showing a Driving instructor BSing his students that there has been official approval given for texting and driving...the catch? you need to be able to use the phone as you drive to get your Permit... Feel the Fail... Educational? You know they're right? What do you think?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
14 May 12
He proved his point. You cannot drive and text at the same time. Even those French students know it. Oh and the instructor has separate controls, so he can stop the car before an accident happens, for your information.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 May 12
Unfortunately,most drivers doing this already have their licence and don't have a backup plan..
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 May 12
We shouldn't need to have rules or laws imposed to tell us how irresponsible or dangerous this activity can be...
@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
15 May 12
Atleast some were smart. Texting and talking on the phone are so stupid. I still can't understand people. So selfish. There is a law against texting here and I am glad of it. The police are wondering how to tell the difference between someone texting or just talking on the phone. DUH!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 May 12
Cops have a ZT rule on suspects with weapons,don't they? if there's something in your hand it would be "Drop the Weapon..or else".. If you're caught driving using a phone in your hand they could work with a similar assumption..it's in your hand,you're prepared to use it.. Here,Police look at the issue that having your hand(s) off the wheel means you're not in full control of the vehicle-so whether you're eating,drinking,texting,or whatever,you're nicked....
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@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
16 May 12
I didn't understand it because if they are on the phone they should be going against the law anyway. Shouldn't be using a cell phone and driving. But if the cop is only able to give a ticket for texting then how can they differenciate between just talking on the phone and texting?
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 May 12
Would using a speakerphone kit be legal? if so,anybody wanting to talk in the car should have one. Mine is battery powered and bluetooth (wireless) connected..I can take it with me and clip it to the sun visor in any car (not that I make a habit of using it..I have it IN CASE I need it..) I too think that crazy that they'd permit hand held cellphone use but only prosecute for texting!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 May 12
Awesome lesson. I shared it on Pinterest and facebook. This needs to go viral.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 May 12
It's not mine,but I think it deserves a wider audience!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
21 May 12
Yeah, beneath the YouTube video it asks us to share it. So I did. Definitely needs a wider audience.
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
16 May 12
That is a funny video, but then he does have a point.. you can never text while driving-that is hard to look at the phone, then the rad.. People should learn from this video.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 May 12
Only REAL multitaskers would be driving if that were real...