texting while driving....

United States
February 16, 2013 3:12am CST
well we all know that the law states not to do this. there are many reasons as to why not. the main one is that your eyes should be on the road and not in your phone. just the other day my husband was up at the store and about got hit by a teenager who thought her phone was more important than the car that was sitting there. why do people want to risk their lives over a text? i saw a kool picture well it wasnt really cool because it was a car that was all crashed and destroyed and the person had lost their life but written on the picture it said..."i hope that text was to say good-bye". yes it sounds sad and mean but it is true. no text could be that important that it cant wait...no text is worth losing your life over it.. what are your thoughts on texting while driving??
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@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
16 Feb 13
I have seen stories on the news that show interviews with people who use cell phones almost constantly. They claim you "have to answer alerts right away". Then there are those who think they are invincible, that they can handle texting/talking when driving, and don't see a problem with that. You combine those two factors, and add in a good dose of multitasking, (try to find a job description that does not include multitasking in the description) and you have a recipe for disaster. Some people just don't care, they think of themselves and only themselves. Unfortunately we will always have people like that, and the cell phone is just the latest distraction that they can use. Drinking and driving is a bad thing, but people still do it, and many arrested for the offense are not first-time offenders, and many already have their driver's license suspended or revoked. Personally I do not do it; I even hate to use the phone at all while driving. I just feel I am not at my best performance when I am driving and using a phone. I will not initiate calls when driving, and if anyone calls while I am driving, I generally ignore the call. Not that many people call me on my cell anyway as I don't give that number out except for family and a very few select friends. I still have my hardline phones at home, there is really nothing short of a family emergency that I would need immediate notification of. That's the way it was 20 years ago, if you wanted to call someone, and they were not home, you left a message, I personally still (and always will) live that way.
• United States
16 Feb 13
here where a live there was a study on the news a while back. the cameras that they have up to show the weather they used to get close veiws of people driving in their cars and what it is that they are doing. well in the end the study showed that most of the drivers were doing something that they were not suppose to be doing. not paying attention to the road. many of them were texting while driving. oh yes w definately can not leave out the "invincible group" there are a lot of them out there and that group really scares me. it is never good to mutitask while driving but you see it done all the time. many people are so glued to their phones that it became their life and your right they do not care about anyone but their self. someone above put it in the nest words i could some up with when they said that you can endager you life if you really want to but to endager others is wrong and should not be done.... i agree with you i do not even like to answer my phone while driving as that also takes my attention away from the road. if someone calls me i either ignore it or i pull over if i think it is someone important like my grandma who needs help a lot of times. other than that they can wait until i get to where i am going. i would rather be safe. there is no text of phone call that is more important than my life. my neighbor says the same thing. before if you wanted her you were to leave a message she doesnt want a bunch of people bothering her while she is out trying to get things done.
@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
17 Feb 13
Many studies have shown that using your phone while driving is at least as impairing, if not more, that driving while intoxicated. Since they have evidence to back this up, I do not understand why there is no national law to ban cell phone use in a moving car (except for 911) as there is for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. As you and others have said, this endangers others on the road. If someone wants to do something irresponsible that can impact only themselves, that is fine, but when you endanger others by your actions that can not be tolerated.
• United States
17 Feb 13
actually here in north carolina there is a ban on texting and using cell phones while driving. my grandma said it was just passed not that long ago. i dont know about the study but it really does make sence that it is the same situation. with being intoxicated your full attention isnt on the road because you cant comprehend what your doing and if your texting your defintely not paying attention in fron of you. many accidents happen when people are doinf other things. if they would just pay attention adn stop worrying about their phone and everything else i think there would be way less wrecks. honsetly i think there should be some kind of consequences other than just a ticket if your caught texting or talking on your phone while drivng. that is just my opinion but just by getting a ticket that isnt going to stop people from doing it....
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 13
It definitely is not safe at all to text and drive. I, for one, would never do that. If my son is sitting next to me, I would get him to read me the message and get him to reply for me as well. Other than that, the messenger would have to wait until I reach my destination.
• United States
16 Feb 13
i do the same thing with my husband if he is in the car with me. there is no point is risking mine and everyone elses lives for a simple text. even if i get a phone call i will either just ignore it until i get to where i am going or i will pull over to see what the problem is. i try not to take my eyes off the road because yes it is dangerous but you have to be ready for what is up ahead of you and if you take your eyes off the road to text you may not see the person in front of you slamming on their brakes or the big accident you are about to run into. anything can happen and it is better to be safe than sorry so no call or text is worth it in my eyes.
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 13
I usually will put my speaker on if I've received a call when I'm alone in the car. But if my son is with me, I'll get him to tell the caller that I would return his/her call when I have reached my destination.
• United States
9 Mar 13
that is a good way to be able to keep your eyes on the road this is definately a lot better than texting or trying to hold your phone to your ear as you drive!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
6 Mar 13
It's the innocent bystander or the passer by who gets killed that I most feel sorry for, they could be going about their every day life, minding their own business and suddenly bam, their life is taken due to a careless driver. It's a bit like those that choose to drink and drive, it's always someone innocent who gets killed because of the drunks erratic driving, it's selfish and it's also very very dangerous. Trouble is policing the no texting whilst driving rule is very difficult to do. And that's why people think they can get away with it... that is, until it's too late!
• United States
8 Mar 13
yes i agree i always feel sorry for the innocent party in the incident because i have also often noticed how it is the innocent ones that get hurt in the end and that isnt fair and i do not agree with that at all and of course i cant change that but it is still wrong. yes it is hardto catch someone who is texting while driving but some states do have a law up and i think that my state is one that does have consequences for texting while drving...it is dangerous to do anything behind the wheel other than drive and watch the road. it puts more than just your life at stake!! i sur wish people would realize this and understand it and just stop doing it but this day and age i know that isnt possible for most people all they care about is themselves (even tho that isnt really caring about yourself when your putting your life in danger!!)
@youless (94354)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Mar 13
Here it doesn't allow to make a call or pick up a call when you are driving. Otherwise it will be punished. I like this new rule because it is not only good for the drivers, but also the passengers and other people. Being careful is always right. Some people think they drive well and have enough experience. They don't think it is a big deal to use the cellphone when they are driving. This is wrong because nobody can be so lucky all the time. We can't afford any accidents. I hope more people will realize to it.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
24 Feb 13
I have never done texting while driving, i personally think it is a very dangerous action a driver can possibly do to himself and other people, so i have never try that in my entire driving experience of close to 30 years on the road. I think most of the drivers who text while driving is of no concern of another human's life on the street, that is why he/she likes to text and drive at the same time. Whether some like to texting while driving or not, I think it is mainly depend on how seriously the driver value the life of other people on the street, and decisive he want to stop unwanted accident.
• United States
25 Feb 13
it is good to hear that you are one of the conciderate drivers out there. now a days you see people all the time doing other things while driving. the peole who are doing this action do not care at that point about their surroundings. there are peoplewho can multi task and do both but i dont think it is a risk that should be taken.
• India
16 Feb 13
Texting or calling are the safe games only when you are not driving. While driving, if you are doing any of these, there is nothing more dangerous then it. It make you not just risking your own life but also others life as well. You may have the right to do whatever you want with your life but nobody gives you the right to play or to risk others life. So, No texting/calling while driving
• United States
16 Feb 13
very well put. i agree with you 100%. if you want to risk your own life that is all fine i guess but to risk the lives of others is wrong and should not be done. you should be very careful on the roads and that means to keep your eyes on the road and to stay alert. you can not do this if your head is into your phone.
@Mavic123456 (15189)
• Thailand
16 Feb 13
excuse me for the term.. but I think it is just "stup!d". I hate to see people texting while driving... would you believe in in Motorbikes? some people can do that... I mean it is just so ... irresponsible, for the rider, the biker, the other people that he may be part of his irresponsibility. "he" sorry to use the "he" but most of the time I see "he" than "she"
• United States
16 Feb 13
I don't mind you using that term because I completely agree with you it is just plain out stupid to do this. Your not only risking your life but other innocent lives also. Now that is a new one to me. I've never seen someone texting on a motorbike but I really wouldn't put it past people. Now a days people's phones are more important to them than anything else in the world!!