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Texting while driving increases crash risk 23 times

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PeteyPirate, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Compared to 4-5 times for talking on the phone or being drunk. Somehow I doubt offenders will be shunned or punished like drunk drivers, though.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/technology/28texting.html?_r=1&hp

     
  2. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    I'm shocked that it's only 23 times. A few years ago, I thought: Texting and driving? No one's that stupid.

    Damn, I hate being wrong.
     
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Why wouldn't it be higher. You're freaking typing while driving.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    People shave, put on make-up, read, get road head and watch porn while they're driving. Why does the fact they text surprise you?
     
  5. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Paging Zag...
     
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I thus conclude that IJAG's been dead for five years.
     
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Yes, please. There isn't nearly enough spittle around here.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Shit, we better let Brook out of her basement.
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I'm sure he'll find his way to this one.
     
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    No, but she has been sending out random STFU texts and she does not know why.

    From the Autobahn.
     
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Darn good album by Kraftwerk
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What the hell do you people have against multitasking?
     
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