greggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
I'll only text if I'm at a red light and the light just turned red so I know I can flip off a quick mensaje. But Ken, with the things phones can do these days, how will you know the difference between texting, checking the GPS, changing songs on the stereo, etc. I don't think it should all be banned, a lot of the distractions on a phone are simply replacing distractions on the dashboard.
cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
Hell, I don't even use the cell phone when I drive.
WTF is text messaging anyways? Maybe it should be text "massaging"
My personal thoughts on what I consider valid text messaging is close to or slightly over 90% bullshit. Don't flame me too much...that's only my personal thoughts from numerous anecdotal observations, not controlled fact. Regrads...jack
Evan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2761 times:
Many phones have a full QWERTY keypad. When you have this memorized, texting while driving is easier. You rarely have to look down at the phone and when you're on a straightaway holding the wheel isn't necessary (for at least a short period of time). I realize I am in the minority, but yes, I text while I drive. I've been in more dangerous situations where I've been next to a driver reaching for a fry, putting on makeup, or fumbling for something or another.
The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
As far as texting goes, no, I don't. Not while driving, not any other time, really, either. I hate texting.
However, I have been guilty for using an iphone for GPS directions while driving, or googling the law on cell-phone-use-while-driving in various US states that I wasn't familiar with. I was, however, stuck in traffic at the time moving at about walking speed.
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WildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2885 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
Since I don't text anyway, why would I start to do it while driving? So the answer is no. Beside that, I don't place calls while driving and I only receive calls using the Bluetooth link built into my radio.
steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9383 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
I don't text AT ALL when I drive. Occasionally I'll talk on the cell, especially while I am at work having to transport residents to/from doctors' appointments. If someone calls me to let me know a resident has to be picked up, I have to know, right? It's usually only for about 2 seconds anyway...
Altho, I do try to stay off the phone as much as I can while driving...
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mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
I've chit chatted on Yahoo Messenger while cruising long straight mostly empty freeways in the west. The Blackberry fits in the steering wheel. Its quite easy and not that dangerous in those conditions. Won't do anything of the sort in traffic though. Yesterday I saw two people doing it in heavy traffic, I looked because they were driving erratically.
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3741 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
I've been guilty of doing it before and am not proud to admit that I rear ended someone while texting. I was stopped at red light and let up on the brake a bit too much causing me to bump the guy in front of me. There was not much damage to either car (a small scratch) but I still have done it the odd time.
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Don81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2627 times:
Yup, I do it day in and day out, BUT, I pick the most opportune time... In city traffic, not a freaking chance. On the open road with no other cars around, you betcha. But not at night, or conditions of reduced visibility. I do have a full qwerty keyboard, and can easily text with one hand while I drive, diverting my eyes for less than 2 seconds at a time (about the same amount of time most people spend looking in their mirrors). Never once, in over 1,000,000 miles (and I CAN verify the mileage) have I even had a close call when texting while driving.
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AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Here in Colorado, it is now illegal to text and drive. It is also a primary offense if caught, an automatic ticket. So no, I don't text and drive. I have texted and drove once upon a time, but not anymore.
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WarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 11624 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 20): Here in Colorado, it is now illegal to text and drive. It is also a primary offense if caught, an automatic ticket. So no, I don't text and drive. I have texted and drove once upon a time, but not anymore.
Smart decision, a good way to keep you and possibly someone else alive.
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