Quote myfavs100: In real life, texting is a deadly issue.
About a week before Christmas, 2010, the son of one of my acquaintances was driving home from high school and he had a friend as a passenger. The driver was 16, and the passenger 17. It was the last day of school before Christmas.
About a mile from the school, they had an accident. The driver did not stop at a stop sign where the road dead-ended, and hit an embankment on the other side of the road. Both boys where killed.
This was a road they drove on every day. Perfect weather. No brake marks, no obvious car problem before the accident.
My guess is one or both boys were texting.
I went to the visitation for my acquaintance's son, about 40 miles from here. The line was over 4 hours long.
Two families buried their sons, lifelong friends, right before Christmas.
When I got to my office the next day, I told everyone what appeared to have happened. The daughter of one of my clerks was a college senior, and was working for us until the spring semester started. Her father was visiting us at our small office that morning.
After I talked about texting, he pointed to his daughter and said she was one of the worst about doing that.
That is such a tragedy! I don't know how people can even try and text while driving. I have a cell phone, but not the keyboard....if I text, it takes me forever, I'd rather talk to the people....it's ridiculous how technology is so abused, especially behind a wheel of a car. It's hard enough to second guess what people are doing on the road driving, and then to add texting on top of it.
Not too long ago and maybe people have seen this, it did go viral. A cop was driving, using her knees and texting like crazy....someone took a picture of her and put it on facebook. If that doesn't take the cake, and it was against the law in that state. Is texting while driving a law for all of the US, or just certain states?
I rarely text, I find it idiotic. I think it can be rude too. It's almost become an obsession.