Don’t Text and Drive: Who Knew?

by Ryan on June 25, 2009

in Anything Else,Culture,Politics,Pop Culture

Here’s a study you know everything about before you even click on the link:  texting while driving is… (wait for it)… pretty dangerous!  I know this comes as a huge shock, and I’m glad the report has a tinge of humor about it.

Beyond the sarcasm, I tried it once after I got a surprisingly interesting text that I absolutely had to respond to immediately.  Unfortunately, I was driving — not at a light, but in typical Jersey traffic.  It is well-known that it’s nearly a death sentence to take your eyes off the road for more than 0.5 seconds anywhere in the Garden State.  Suffice it to say, I never did it again. 

Truth be told, we all do something while driving that is a little dangerous — talking on the phone, speaking to a passenger, surfing through the ever-growing radio (I just got XM and it’s pretty distracting), playing with a GPS, smoking, putting on make-up, shaving, the occasional spill of something hot on us.  Though many states have already done so, I don’t want the federal  government to feel like it needs to legislate a ban on texting-while-driving.  

So please, before Barry and His Merry Congress get their mitts on the issue, cut it out.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris June 25, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Texting while driving dangerous??? Whod’ve thought!!!

I have seen it done before, I almost got hit by some idiot doing it, and even though, it does not need to be a law! It’s sad that the Federal Government must intrude into our lives because there are some idiots who have no common sense.

In terms of taking on a cell while driving, I must say that the Bluetooth is one of the greatest inventions of this decade!

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Ken Hynes June 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I agree with Chris that we don’t need a law to tell us that doing activities other than driving while driving may cause an accident. I’m just waiting for the law to determine that listening to the radio while driving or talking while driving is a distraction from driving an may cause an accident. I think some laws now are being created just to justify the gov’t's jobs, really. Do we need gov’t to teach us common sense through law? Fight for less gov’t and less intrusion into our lives which equals more power to the people = more freedom.

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Chris June 26, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Here’s more stupidity from the DPRNJ. They tried something similar in 2006 and it won’t be long before they try something like it again…that is, unless this state finally votes Corzine out!

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