What do you think about texting while driving?

@danny1971 (1749)
Church Hill, Tennessee
March 11, 2016 9:08am CST
I've seen some folks here in Tennessee texting while driving. I think that it's crazy and dangerous. It's about as bad as drinking and driving. I mean, I will get a text while I'm driving, but, I'll look at the text, and than put the phone down between my legs in the car. I don't like to text when I'm driving. But, what do you think about texting and driving? And what do you do when you get a text while you're driving? Do you text them back, or do you leave the text alone until you come to a redlight? LOL
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@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Mar 16
It really is dangerous. It's stupid. People have lost their lives because of drivers who were driving and texting. If you want to respond to a text, either wait until you get to your destination or pull over in a safe place and respond. This is safer. It frustrates me when I see people text and drive.
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@JohnRoberts (62808)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Mar 16
I have never texted in my life and have intentions to do so but if I did, I would never text or answer while driving. What is so earth shattering that people have to respond or text right now.
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@Shavkat (65269)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
That's really a great danger for people who do texting while driving a car. In my country, if the police officer caught you texting on the road then they will put you in jail.
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@rina110383 (24070)
11 Mar 16
Texting and driving is not safe. If I receive a text while driving, I don't bother looking at my phone. No matter how urgent that text is, I will only respond to it once I reach my destination.
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• Preston, England
24 Mar 16
it is actually illegal to text and drive here though I don't drive at all
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@Dogia23 (148)
• Johnson City, Tennessee
12 Mar 16
you did it lol
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@Corbin5 (115632)
• United States
11 Mar 16
We have a law in IL that makes it illegal to drive while talking on a handheld device or texting. Not many obey that law and the police do not keep an eye out for those who break the law regarding cell phone use. I keep my distance from those I see breaking the law by using their cell phones.
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@teamfreak16 (41333)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Mar 16
It's too dangerous.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
11 Mar 16
You really shouldn't be reading them either.
@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
11 Mar 16
I don't drive so this doesn't apply to me. But I am super against texting and driving. I don't think we should be using our cellphones at all while we're driving. One second off the road can make all the difference. If you are expecting an important text, then pull aside, read it (and reply if needed), and then drive again. It'll take only a minute or two and it's a lot safer.
@marlina (77809)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
One has to be 100% irresponsible to text while driving.
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
11 Mar 16
Texting while driving is extremely dangerous as one has to focus more on phone while doing it. I never try it but those who do it should be careful. It's better to stop by the side of road and text and then drive.