Texting while driving - warning - extremely graphic video

@dawnald (84075)
Shingle Springs, California
August 21, 2009 11:29am CST
If anybody is under the impression that it's safe to text while driving, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGE8LzRaySk Bring tissue...
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@Wizzywig (7858)
21 Aug 09
Anyone who is ever stopped for using a mobile - or reading/putting their make-up on/drinking mugs of coffee and all the other stupid things people do whilst driving should be made to watch this... over and over until they throw up! If it can't wait, then pull over to the side of the road
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
Yep, no kidding. We're all in such a hurry to do everything at once and it can be so dangerous!
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Aug 09
yes, that's true, if the call or the message can't wait, then pull over to the side of the road. i also drive so i am afraid that could happen to me.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Aug 09
Yep, pull over!!!
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
4 Sep 09
i think all parents need to let their kids watch it no matter what to see the danger of texting and driving
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Sep 09
I think so to...
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
geez, the girl did not memorize the keys. next time if you want to text while driving, be sure that you really know how to use your phone. it should have been safer if you haven't really texted while driving but for important messages that needs to be sent out, you can just call the person and put your phone on a loud speaker.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Aug 09
better yet, don't text
21 Aug 09
Hi dawnald, It is against the law to use the mobile phone here but stupid people still do it and get away with not getting caught, is it so dificult to switch off the phone and put it away while you are driving? I think they should put this on tv commericals to warn people of the dangers. The video is very graphic but its needs to be shown. Tamara
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Aug 09
Lot of idiots here too despite calling without a headphone and texting while driving being illegal.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
21 Aug 09
Seriously, it should be required watching for every teenager all over the world. I cannot believe that people actuually text whilst driving. It is probably the younger group who do it. totally crazy.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
It isn't only the younger group and it certainly doesn't help that older people don't set an example either!
@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Should we even have to say this? Or not to paint your nails while driving? Or.... never mind you already know what I mean. People don't get it until it's too late and even then they don't always buck up and say they messed up. We were driving home from therapy just a few days ago (wens.) and saw a newer truck ram into the back of this other truck. The lady in back had been on her cell phone. She seriously injured the other driver. She broke her own foot injured a wrist and elbow. And came close to harming my crew. If hubby had been distracted then we could have easily been involved. He ditched the car onto the shoulder then got out to help. I pulled the car off the road onto a side street to make room for emergancy personal. All this drama for a phone call that ended up to be checking in with hubby.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
Scary, isn't it?
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
that's one hell of a graphic and did i just heard a neck breaking. this is one sure thing the already and has happened to every one who dare text and drive. i hope the driver i met years ago can see this now. am pretty sure he'll laughed at it and get a taste later
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
I hope he's stopped doing whatever it was....
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
21 Aug 09
Holy cow! That was graphic indeed. I wasn't under the impression that texting ( or sexting ;p) is safe while driving and it's even forbidden by law here. But dang, this video really shows in black and white that you shouldn't be doing anything else than concentrating on driving.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Aug 09
I guess if it shocks somebody into NOT doing it, it's a good thing.