This is illegal here in the UK and carries a hefty fine and 'points' towards losing a driver's licence (two offences like this and one is banned from driving for a period, and getting insurance is very hard afterwards). Maybe the US should take a lesson from the UK and make using a mobile phone while driving an offence.
It's illegal in Canada it's called distracted driving law it came in Jan I don't know if the states has it many people here have been fined I just got a new car so the phone is built in we also have blue tooth that is plug in your I phone and talk hands free.
Still see so many do it here though! If my phone rings when I'm driving afraid I ignore it - neither Meggie nor the FunBus have car kits of any kind (too old for factory fit). Before our law changed to ban wired headsets as well the only time I would use the phone was if I was stationery (for example actually stopped or in a standing traffic queue) but that is also illegal now - I believe even if the engine is off as long as you are in the driving seat you can't use a phone. So I don't. The...
Still see so many do it here though! If my phone rings when I'm driving afraid I ignore it - neither Meggie nor the FunBus have car kits of any kind (too old for factory fit). Before our law changed to ban wired headsets as well the only time I would use the phone was if I was stationery (for example actually stopped or in a standing traffic queue) but that is also illegal now - I believe even if the engine is off as long as you are in the driving seat you can't use a phone. So I don't. The South Wales/Tredegar video 'Stwpid Cows Text and Drive' shows the consequences of doing just that xx
With The new FNB App its so easy you can even bank and drive. LOL
Daaaad!!! That is not the point!! funny man! xx
Just sooooooo typical him lol!
Whomever it is that's sending these pledge forms or whatever out to people - STOP IT! - and for anyone who gets one that looks like it's from me: I DIDN'T SEND IT! I really don't give a damn about texting and/or driving - if someone's stupid enough to drive and also do something distracting, well, that's their own fault, and maybe, if there are a whole bunch of fatal car crashes because of this - well, that's nature's way of weeding out the feeble-minded in the population.
The problem is that one of those fatal crashes could involve YOU whether you care about it or not.
we ride, we drive,, it kood be you, or me.
I stopped! Twice I had to break really quick as I was looking at the bumper of the car in front of me.Whewwww...too close for comfort! I knew it wasnt worth risking lives to send a "Iam on my way" text!
hope next time you pull over to stop and then text!
Got rid of my cell phone altogether!
I never test while I drive...That is just stupid, your mind needs to be on the road, not your phone!
do u text Mom!! lol just kidding..Love you Momma!!
Grrrrr. I came pulled up next to a texting taxi driver at green lights on a dual carriageway. An ambulance pulled up behind him with sirens, he sat there. I tooted but the selfish moron still sat there texting. I tooted again and pointed at the ambulance. He sat there. After he finally moved and the ambulance had gone past, I took his cab number and reported him. What a selfish, arrogant, thoughtless little man. I just hope that wasnt his relation the ambulance crew were racing to attend.
good for yo i hate people like that
i meant you not yo lol
Don't know if I've already commented, but it's worth a second comment. DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE. Save your life and the lives of countless others who could be impacted by your split-second decision -- whatever you have to do can wait until you pull over or get to your destination. NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING is that important that it can't wait a few minutes...
this CANNOT be preached enough!!!!!!
ABSOLUTELY -- And I just read that "pedestrian" accidents are up because people are looking down at their smart phones texting while walking!! What ever happened to common sense??
Lets all do this!
I pledged a few years ago, and my daughter holds me to it!! It think it's awesome because she'll be driving one day herself, and she'll remember that I didn't do it, so she won't either! (At least that's my hope.)
You are a sweerheart, Trisha!
I think there should be something in your car that disables the engine if you try to text while driving . Kymm , the car next to me yesterday was weaving while she was texting with 2 infants in the back seat , i couldnt believe it.
I damned near kill myself texting while sitting in my easy chair. It takes forever!
I'm like you Steve. I don't know how they can do it. But no matter how fast people can text they still have to take their eyes off of the road for a substantial amount of time.