Dumb blog in defense of texting while driving

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  1. MacLeod

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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.
     
  2. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    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!"

    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."
     
  3. Sector 7

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    Well, most morons do procreate... sadly.:(
    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.
     
  4. Coloratura

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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.
    Sweet gods, it's like trying to reason with a lead pipe.
     
  5. MacLeod

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    ^Now, now that's unfair to Lead. Lead after is all is one of the more malleable metals.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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  7. Lindley

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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.
     
  8. MacLeod

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    So that leaves Sapphire and Steel then? :p
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Medium atomic weights are available.
     
  10. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Ahh!!!! Protect your brains, Daryl Dixon help us!
     
  11. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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    Agreed. Couple that with a car's bluetooth system, get it on all phones, and people can text to their heart's content. Just keep your eyes on the damn road.
     
  12. sojourner

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    Most smart phones have gps. using gps if the phone determines that the user is is traveling between 20mph and 200mph it disables the texting function. QED. Where do I collect the $550k?

    FYI, the upper limit on the speed allows airline passengers to still text.
     
  13. Coloratura

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    That's a spammer, guys. The link leads to a car dealership.
     
  14. Yoda

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    Uhh don't airlines have you turn off your cellphones? :lol:
     
  15. sojourner

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    Not anymore.
     
  16. Yoda

    Yoda Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers to safely use their devices in airplane mode, gate-to-gate, by the end of the year."

    Texting won't work in airplane mode.
     
  17. sojourner

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    Airplanes have wifi. try again.
     
  18. Yoda

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    Ok, nevermind, I guess you idea is truly brilliant for the people whose phones leave wifi on in airplane mode, are configured to send SMS over wifi, and who want to pay for in-flight wifi towards that purpose.
     
  19. Gov Kodos

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    Seeing as your opening statement was completely wrong
    And Sojourner buried the others, how much further do you plan to keep running with those goal posts?
     
  20. Squiggy

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    Since cellular signals don't reach up to an airplane's cruising altitude, wifi is their only option.