2 years ago
Last edited at 12:59PM on 7/12/2011
Not many people can accept just how dangerous it is. Even when shown those terrible videos of accidents we all have seen . Most people seem to quit texting for a while at least but then all is forgotten and wham. right back it !! I can't believe cell phones are more important than life ???? But to a number of people they are. I really do like (zaltaire's ) answer. ... very true...
They're addicts.... It's a disease...just wait some boneheads gonna use that as a defense when they kill some innocent family of 5. Then we're gonna have text rehab. And texting probation laws. It's the decline of the western civilization..... Oh crap just hit a curb... Hahaha....
Nobody should text and drive, or drive distracted at all. But maybe it's not the texting that's the problem, but the driving. After all, the reason people text is that they are doing something humans are designed to do: be social. It's super import to human survival and happiness. Driving, not so important.
If folks were offered better and more convenient modes of public transportation, they could text their hearts out while commuting and it would even ease traffic. "In many parts of the world where texting has become ingrained in daily life ? like Japan and Europe ? public transit is so plentiful that there hasn?t been a major texting-while-driving crisis." (http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/02/st_clive_thompson_texting/)