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Red alert, IJAG ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest


    Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2007

    Ninety-one per cent of Americans believe sending text messages while driving is as dangerous as driving after having a couple of drinks, but 57 per cent admit doing it, a poll released today said.

    The Harris Interactive survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger Inc. found 89 per cent of respondents believe texting while driving is dangerous and should be outlawed.

    Even so, 66 per cent of the adults surveyed who drive and use text messaging told pollsters they had read text messages or e-mails while driving. Fifty-seven per cent admitted to sending them
  2. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    What about the ones who text while driving after a few drinks?
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I do that too. :)

    To be fair, most of the texts I sent this weekend from my car came while I was in traffic, so only going like 40.
  4. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    I prefer to drive and surf the internet on my awesome phone (Gutter, you are so jealous)
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I'm admittedly way, way behind on technology, but the thought of someone -- especially teenagers -- texting while driving is just mind-boggling to me.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It's no more distracting than putting on make-up, shaving, talking on the phone or watching porn. All of which I've seen people doing in their vehicles around here.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Did you stay behind the person watching porn so you could second-hand watch?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Next to him. Missed my exit by 30 miles...
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Well played. :)
  10. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    When I see people talking on the phone (sans hands-free device) or texting, I just run their asses off the road. Even better when going over a bridge like the GW or Pulaski Skyway.

  11. Isn't there a thread about wack-ass southern drivers somewhere else on the board?
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Boo! Hiss!

    (I was in the North! Ha!)
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