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Why shouldn't I text while driving?

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Texting while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk. Every second that you are not looking at the road is a death sentence for you or someone else. Is that serious enough for you?

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i definitely smacked into the back of someone who was stopped at a red light because i was texting...i blamed it on the rain, but i knew the truth.
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Dang :(
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it was just a little tap but i felt so bad because it was totally my fault. i wasn't even texting anyone good....my sis' boyfriend
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Lol not even txtin any one good! Thats too funny! Lol
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hahaha, yeah, it was a bad day... to top it off i was delivering pizzas too...the people who ordered that one were a little upset... it was not there in a timely fashion and their disappointment was made abundantly clear in my tip or complete lack there off.
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People can be heartless at times lol, i always give tips to the pizza guys here, a lot of times its not their fault they are late.
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No, you're really not -or not as much as you think. Texting while driving is about as dangerous as texting while drunk both for you and other people. You can't see the road while you're looking at your phone and you can hit unexpected obstacles that are in your way, plus your reaction time is a lot slower. It's like being blind for five seconds at a time. About 1,600,000 accidents happen every year. Don't be one of them.
http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/

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MBrooke15

You will get hurt...duh

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or worse.... Hurt someone else.
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exactly....
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are you paying attention on the text?.........n then u should

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So you don't die.... Or especially kill anyone else. It's your choice to text and get in and accident, but the other person didn't get to choose that.

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It is against the law in a lot of states.... Hopefully more states are adding it to their agenda too.
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Your chances of getting into an accident when you text while driving increases by 500%. If you're driving down the road at 60 miles per hour, and you look down for 2 seconds to change the radio, you've already gone the length of a football field. You're endangering others around you, therefore it is illegal.

--[[I ain't even mad!

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If you are paying attention to the road then your text message will NOT be legible. If you are paying attention to what you are typing....then you arent watching the road. As someone that drives professionally, I see people texting all the time.... I also see them all over the road as if they are drunk. I have also seen the highway patrol texting.... You see a lot of interesting stuff when you drive all the time.

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did you pay attention to the question you just asked???

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It's not even legal to text and drive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LCmStIw9E

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Did you know that on the highway, it's like driving the length of 2 football fields with your eyes closed? I sure hope you're not driving anywhere near me!!

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Because you could run over all those clowns in the street

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lol
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Because you might kiII some nice law-biding family

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I'm under review....
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Uh oh! Were you a naughty little girl? And so close to Christmas!
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Nah. I said ki-ll
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Oh, I did too, but I use capital i for the L's
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Psh! Ooh, how creative! Xd
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*xD Ohman...
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U can die

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It doesn't matter if you think you are paying attention. You can still get into a serious accident whether or not "you" think so...

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may be you get some funny message and you'll lose control lol

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Its dangerous for you, and for others,you can kill yourself or someone else. I dont find this funny!!!

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So that you can drive for a longer period.

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idkifimright

ummm like are you stupid like... lol i mean just becus you can doesnt mean you should...

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Aye chihuahua... Because no one's life is worth "lol!", because you could kill someone, because you could kill yourself. Because this could happen.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG_v-n7CfRM

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Let's see that again, shall we? (rewinds to :18)
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I absolutely can imagine...
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*can't..
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wow, they must be soooo dead. ABU and i watched that 10 times...it looks like the driver of the squished car gets thrown out and slides in the road
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Ick ick ick!
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Because you might get distracted and misspell a word. just kidding it is dangerous.

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You obviously don't care what happens to your self but do you really want to risk killing someone?

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You aren't paying attention at all. You would feel awful if you killed someone doing that.

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Texting while driving is very dangerous if you have to text pullover To a safe place and then text

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Is this really a logical question that you need an answer for?

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It's dangerous and deadly. Make up your mind what you want to do at the time, Drive or Text ? Then put your
100% into that one thing. Nothing is more important than your life or someone else's life. When your young, you feel like your immortal, but there are lots of hurting families that would beg to differ with you.
Be safe and make the right decision....;)

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I hope we dont live in the same state.

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Because you won't have control of the steering wheel, much less where you're driving, you can either:
Crash into another car
Drive off a cliff
Miss a turn and crash into something

You should only text when you aren't occupied with something else.

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Questions like this make me realize how dumb some people really are

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As much as you think your paying attention to the rode, your concentration level as not 100 percent. That small percentage is all you need for something to happen... Be safe

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Because Text and Drive specifically was the cause of 16,141 highway deaths from 2001 to 2007 and over 400,000 non fatal accidents last year. For every 6 seconds a driver spends texting, 4.6 of those seconds are with their eyes off the road, which makes texting the most dangerous cell phone activity anyone can engage in while operating a 5,000 pound piece of steel and glass.

I decided to do something about distracted driving after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user, I built a texting asset called OTTER that is a simple and intuitive GPS based, texting auto reply app for smartphones. While driving, OTTER silences those distracting call ringtones and chimes unless a bluetooth is enabled. The texting auto reply allows anyone to schedule a texting blackout period in any situation like a meeting or a lecture without feeling disconnected.

Erik Wood, owner
OTTER app
do one thing well... be great.

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Go outside and blindfold yourself. Now run as fast as you can into a brick wall ~ tell us how it feels.

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because you are taking your eyes off the road and not paying attention to it. and you dont know if you ran a stop light/sign and you could die or get hit by a car make sure you get where your going

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Because it is irresponsible and makes you a bad driver. Could kill someone including yourself!

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What kind of stupid question IS this?Because when you look at your phone your not paying attion!

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You can't read a text message and pay attention to the road at the same time.

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You could die, So PLEASE DON'T drive and text at the same time.

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B/c you can kill somebody else or yourself.

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