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    Re: If you text and drive

    Meh, they we're woman drivers, it was gonna happen even if they wern't txting

    (and I'll duck for cover now)



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Seems excessive.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    The problem i have lately is that a lot of it is based of a study from about 5 years ago.. where if you were texting you HAD to be looking at the phone.. as it was T9 at best. I have a qwerty keyboard on my phone and can text very easily without looking away from the road. No more dangerous than a lot of other things people do in the car.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Pretty sure this was not the intended message...



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    Re: If you text and drive

    The problem wasn't that she was texting while driving, it was that she was driving from the wrong side of the car!!


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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    The problem i have lately is that a lot of it is based of a study from about 5 years ago.. where if you were texting you HAD to be looking at the phone.. as it was T9 at best. I have a qwerty keyboard on my phone and can text very easily without looking away from the road. No more dangerous than a lot of other things people do in the car.
    Why would a QWERTY keyboard make a difference?



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Before I click that link, was that PSA produced in Canada?



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    Why would a QWERTY keyboard make a difference?
    can type by feel, one button=one character (as opposed to having to press one button 3-4 times and having to constantly look down at the screen to make sure you hit the right letter and not one of the others on that button)



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    can type by feel, one button=one character (as opposed to having to press one button 3-4 times and having to constantly look down at the screen to make sure you hit the right letter and not one of the others on that button)
    qwerty is only easier because that's what you're used to. Buttons are buttons, actually I could see a T9 system being easier to do by feel because there are less buttons.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    Before I click that link, was that PSA produced in Canada?
    I think Europe somewhere, Wales maybe.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    I think Europe somewhere, Wales maybe.
    I remember a PSA that was produced in Canada that involved being safe. A female cook was talking about her fiance, and how her wedding was one out of a storybook, and how her fiance was just perfect. The wedding was in a week. Anyway, she picked up a pot of boiling water off the stove, and was turning to take it wherever it needed to go when she slipped on a puddle on the floor. The pot went in the air, and the water landed on her face. Close-up shots of her burned skin, her grabbing her face in pain and screaming followed. It almost made me throw up.

    The message was to clean up your mess. If the PSA in this thread is anything like that one, I'll respectfully decline.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    can type by feel, one button=one character (as opposed to having to press one button 3-4 times and having to constantly look down at the screen to make sure you hit the right letter and not one of the others on that button)
    So you don't have to look down to read the incoming texts?

    IMO, if you are using a cell in any manner while driving, you are being stupid.




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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    I remember a PSA that was produced in Canada that involved being safe. A female cook was talking about her fiance, and how her wedding was one out of a storybook, and how her fiance was just perfect. The wedding was in a week. Anyway, she picked up a pot of boiling water off the stove, and was turning to take it wherever it needed to go when she slipped on a puddle on the floor. The pot went in the air, and the water landed on her face. Close-up shots of her burned skin, her grabbing her face in pain and screaming followed. It almost made me throw up.

    The message was to clean up your mess. If the PSA in this thread is anything like that one, I'll respectfully decline.
    It's pretty graphic, I think the real shock is that a lot of people thought it was real when they saw it.



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    Re: If you text and drive

    Quote Originally Posted by TarHeelHawk View Post
    I remember a PSA that was produced in Canada that involved being safe. A female cook was talking about her fiance, and how her wedding was one out of a storybook, and how her fiance was just perfect. The wedding was in a week. Anyway, she picked up a pot of boiling water off the stove, and was turning to take it wherever it needed to go when she slipped on a puddle on the floor. The pot went in the air, and the water landed on her face. Close-up shots of her burned skin, her grabbing her face in pain and screaming followed. It almost made me throw up.

    The message was to clean up your mess. If the PSA in this thread is anything like that one, I'll respectfully decline.
    I've seen Quinton Tarantino movies that are more graphic than this.


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