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Old July 5 2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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Re: Dumb blog in defense of texting while driving

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At any rate, I can't believe this . . . uh, person has the chutzpah to write: "We are past the point of no return on this one. There is no point in saying 'you can’t look at your phone for 30 minutes,' because that is just impossible for some people to do."
If the article writer had to do what I did last week, which was be a Scoutmaster at a summer camp with no cell service whatsoever, they'd probably be going into withdrawal by the second day!
As long as that?
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Old July 6 2013, 01:16 AM   #17
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^ Beat me to it! I was going to suggest two hours, max.
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Old July 6 2013, 01:42 AM   #18
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I would think 30 minutes, since that's the author's "magic number" in the article.
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Old July 6 2013, 07:02 PM   #19
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Guess what it's been more than 30 mins since I last chekced my mobile phone, and I don't feel any pressing need to check it.
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Old July 6 2013, 09:47 PM   #20
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Re: Dumb blog in defense of texting while driving

One commenter who was on the author's side did the whole "I bet not one of you guys complaining about this blog has never texted while driving."

Guess what? I drive nearly every day. At my old job I drove 30 minutes to and from work, Monday through Friday. Not once did I ever look down at my phone and answer a text. I've never gotten a text from somebody that was an emergency so I never felt the need to answer one.

Once when I was riding with my brother in his car, he answered a text while we were on the highway. I gave him shit about it and his defense was that he was a good driver. Well whoopdeedoo!! I'm sure everybody thinks they're a good driver until they finally get into an accident.
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Old July 6 2013, 10:35 PM   #21
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I used to drive all over the UK for work, and I never felt a pressing need to view/respond to a text whilst driving. I would wait until I had pulled over into a service station or my destination.
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Old July 7 2013, 02:27 AM   #22
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Toxteth O´Grady wrote: View Post
One commenter who was on the author's side did the whole "I bet not one of you guys complaining about this blog has never texted while driving."
Man I hate it when people assume that deep down everyone else is just like themselves, but they are hiding it. I want to scream at those people, "We are not pretending to disagree with you; we simply disagree with you!"

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At any rate, I can't believe this . . . uh, person has the chutzpah to write: "We are past the point of no return on this one. There is no point in saying 'you can’t look at your phone for 30 minutes,' because that is just impossible for some people to do."
It' so nice to know the author believes we can't hold people to even such minimal standards as "Look at the road while you drive."
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Old July 10 2013, 05:28 AM   #23
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Re: Dumb blog in defense of texting while driving

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I like the part where one commenter congratulated him for having the balls to say what he did. Since when did you need balls to say stupid stuff? It seems to me that morons are some of the most outspoken people.

I went ahead and said as much.
Well, most morons do procreate... sadly.
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The world does not move so fast that being out-of-reach for a few minutes will lead to the end of the world, a job, or even just a friendship. If someone needs to be in constant contact during commuting, they should be using public transportation, not driving themselves around.
I completely agree with you, Pavonis.

I lost my soulmate to a distracted driver. He couldn't be bothered to stop texting long enough to see the car he ran into at a high rate of speed.

DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE
you may kill the love of someone's life.
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Old July 10 2013, 09:57 AM   #24
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^ You have my sympathies for your loss, Sector 7.

I went ahead and contributed some more of my classic gentle persuasion to that blog.
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Old July 10 2013, 07:21 PM   #25
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^Now, now that's unfair to Lead. Lead after is all is one of the more malleable metals.
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Old July 10 2013, 07:23 PM   #26
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^ Transuranic elements may not be used where there is life.
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Old July 10 2013, 07:29 PM   #27
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While I do not support texting while driving in any way, I would like to thank Apple for adding the ability to text via dictation to iPhones. It makes it slightly less dangerous.
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Old July 10 2013, 07:31 PM   #28
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^ Transuranic elements may not be used where there is life.
So that leaves Sapphire and Steel then?
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Old July 10 2013, 07:45 PM   #29
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Old December 12 2013, 12:53 AM   #30
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Ahh!!!! Protect your brains, Daryl Dixon help us!
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