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So today I am out and I am riding next to this guy for just a bit and he is texting and driving. I am next to him at the red light and I mention to him how stupid and dangerous it is. This is a guy in his 40s, so I stay away and I'll be damned he slams his brakes on at the next red light almost nailed the car in front that decided not to go through the yellow. I told him to stop texting and learn how to drive which he then informed me I am number one in his book. Or at least I think that is the finger he was holding up. Unfortunately we cannot save the stupid, only pray that we can save ourselves from the stupid.

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I ride the interstates quite a bit, see it all the time, I've kicked several cars over the years that drifted into my lane while the driver was texting or distracted with whatever, only had one so far wanna get even


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2 close calls in 2 years form stupid TEXTERS!. Both while stopped at red lights. There's nothing that makes you pucker faster than sitting at the light and hearing brakes squeal from behind. Both times, women holding cell phones in their hands and then looking embarrassed when I turn around and glare at them.

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my phone can do 2 things. make calls and take calls.no
texting here. if you want to reach me--call. of course it
is hardly ever on. they can call the wifes phone, which also doesnt text.

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my phone can do 2 things. make calls and take calls.no
texting here. if you want to reach me--call.
Ditto. Mine actually has the capability to text, but I have the feature disabled. And as much as I ramble on here with my fingers, it's probably obvious I'm not anti-text. But it seems to me that stabbing out "how r u lol" would get a little old after a while.




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I put a sig line on my work email: "Put down the phone and drive your car before you kill someone." I get compliments on it and no one has complained.
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I put a sig line on my work email: "Put down the phone and drive your car before you kill someone." I get compliments on it and no one has complained.


I like that, I think I'll add it to my work mail as well.

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When I can, I show phone drivers this, caused by one of THEM...
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Seems like more drivers concentrating on their phone, radio, or rear view mirror than driving now days. Comes down to a lack of respect and responsibility of operating a motor vehicle regardless of number of wheels. The rules are there but people choose not to. Follow them. I seen a handout the other day given to contractors with their one day pass and the first line said "all drivers are required to stop at red traffic signals and stop signs". Seriously? I'm thinking there must be a problem if this is line 1 on a hand out and it ain't the peculiar rules of the base.

Distractions are distractions. That's the bottom line. Virginia's no text law went to primary Monday so now you can get pulled over for texting, fb and twitter updates BUT stoll use the phone for calls, adress book, GPS, and even taking pictures of yourself driving for updating Facebook when you get to a red light because you can still text and Fb there. Lol

I'm all for the intent of the thread but think the problem is way bigger and try to make my point heard when I can. Good post and I'm adding that signature line to my emails too.

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