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    Pay attention while texting...

    Check out what happens when this girl doesn't:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y]YouTube - Girl Falls In Mall Fountain While Texting (BuzzFeed.com)[/ame]


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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Just wait till she's behind the wheel of a car...ugh.



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    I have no problem with texting, but multi-tasking is not that hard... I mean, come on.



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    Priceless. A woman so into texting she falls into mall fountain.

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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Just wait till she's behind the wheel of a car...ugh.
    Exactly what I was thinking. While it's humorous right now, she probably will forget about this incident the instant she gets behind the wheel.



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Exactly what I was thinking. While it's humorous right now, she probably will forget about this incident the instant she gets behind the wheel.
    The idea of making it a secondary violation has been a complete fail. I see 4-5 people texting while driving every morning on my 17 minute commute. Even today when the conditions on 380 were not good. And 100% of them are women.



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    The idea of making it a secondary violation has been a complete fail. I see 4-5 people texting while driving every morning on my 17 minute commute. Even today when the conditions on 380 were not good. And 100% of them are women.
    They need to ramp up the fine to the tune of $500.00 or something. It shouldn't be considered anything less than reckless driving IMO.


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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    They need to ramp up the fine to the tune of $500.00 or something. It shouldn't be considered anything less than reckless driving IMO.
    Ya, just what we need, another outrageously expensive ticket that people can't afford to pay. Then we have people driving around without licenses texting.


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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    Ya, just what we need, another outrageously expensive ticket that people can't afford to pay.
    Great argument. Or people could just not do it.



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    They need to ramp up the fine to the tune of $500.00 or something. It shouldn't be considered anything less than reckless driving IMO.
    only problem with this is that since the warning/ticket is only for texting and not for using your phone in general, people could say they were checking their email or looking through there contact list. its impossible to enforce this unless someone gets into an accident and is dumb enough to admit that they were texting. once this becomes a secondary fineable offense next july id be surprised if they write more than 10 tickets a year



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    only problem with this is that since the warning/ticket is only for texting and not for using your phone in general, people could say they were checking their email or looking through there contact list. its impossible to enforce this unless someone gets into an accident and is dumb enough to admit that they were texting. once this becomes a secondary fineable offense next july id be surprised if they write more than 10 tickets a year
    Can't they check your messages and determine if you sent a message right around the time you got in a wreck? I am thinking they did something like this a while back when that train wrecked and found that the engineer had just sent a text prior to hitting an oncoming train. Anyone else remember this?



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Can't they check your messages and determine if you sent a message right around the time you got in a wreck? I am thinking they did something like this a while back when that train wrecked and found that the engineer had just sent a text prior to hitting an oncoming train. Anyone else remember this?
    they can check it but you dont have to tell them you were on your phone and you technically dont have to give them your phone if they ask either which makes this law basically pointless



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    The idea of making it a secondary violation has been a complete fail. I see 4-5 people texting while driving every morning on my 17 minute commute. Even today when the conditions on 380 were not good. And 100% of them are women.

    And now, for the PSA of the day, coming straight to you from our friends across the pond...warning, this really is pretty graphic, but I think it does a pretty damn good job of making the point.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LCmStIw9E]YouTube - PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad [HD][/ame]


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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    The idea of making it a secondary violation has been a complete fail. I see 4-5 people texting while driving every morning on my 17 minute commute. Even today when the conditions on 380 were not good. And 100% of them are women.

    And now, for the PSA of the day, coming straight to you from our friends across the pond...warning, this really is pretty graphic, but I think it does a pretty damn good job of making the point.

    YouTube - PSA Texting while Driving U.K. Ad [HD]
    Where does the car come from that hits them after they hit the first car? They end up on the shoulder of the wrong side of the road. That car was just cruising down the shoulder going the wrong way?



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    Re: Pay attention while texting...

    Where does the car come from that hits them after they hit the first car? They end up on the shoulder of the wrong side of the road. That car was just cruising down the shoulder going the wrong way?


    Well, since I cringe in horror every time I've seen the clip, I haven't really thought to do a forensic analysis of the scene of the accident.

    I'm glad to see you've got the point of the video....


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