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Old 02-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #46
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Except in no-fault states *sigh*
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #47
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when people complain about texting while driving, does that include going on the internet and playing games (checking Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, etc) as well?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #48
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i don't see any reason why you can't play angry birds and drive on the highway at the same time.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #49
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Sweet. I'll keep doing what I'm doing. My favorite thing to do while driving is playing Need For Speed.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:50 PM   #50
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Hot Pursuit I guess?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #51
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You guys don't sext while you're driving?

Pfft.

Amateurs.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #52
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You guys don't sext while you're driving?

Pfft.

Amateurs.
It's what I call "checking my blind spot".
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #53
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The new recommendation, if adopted by states, would outlaw non-emergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road.
It would not apply to hand-free devices or to passengers.
This is so stupid. Why make an exception for emergency texting? I can understand emergency calls, but texting??

Maybe they should allow emergency drunk driving too.
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Pfft.

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My car incorrectly reads incoming texts to me in a robotic voice.
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This is so stupid. Why make an exception for emergency texting? I can understand emergency calls, but texting??

Maybe they should allow emergency drunk driving too.

I read that as a ban on non-emergency calls and a ban on texting.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #57
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any 'emergency' exception is just plain stupid

people call 911, (the emergency number) when they are locked out of their cars, when there is a power outage, and for other stupid reasons
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Crash victim's boyfriend releases final texts - Montreal - CBC News

For anyone that can read French, here is the actual Facebook post with the text messages:

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #59
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Saw this on the news last night, couldn't believe it. People actually download apps while they're driving? Gee, I didn't even notice that HUMAN BEING there.



Police say hit-and-run driver was using phone
By TIM BUCKLAND
New Hampshire Union Leader
Published May 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm (Updated May 22, 2012)



PLAISTOW — A local man told police that he didn't realize he'd hit a man with his van because he was distracted while downloading an app to his smart phone.

John Sheehan, 30, was arrested Tuesday on a felony hit-and-run charge that he hit a man while driving east on Forrest Street on Sunday night, then drove away, police Lt. William Baldwin said.

When officers tracked down the van, which had damage to its front end, and Sheehan, “He said, 'What did I hit?'” Baldwin said. “He later said that he thought he'd hit a tree and freaked out and went home.”

Baldwin said Sheehan told officers he didn't notice that he'd hit someone — Baldwin said the “thump” was heard by residents on Forrest Street — because he was distracted by his phone. Baldwin said he didn't know which app Sheehan was allegedly downloading at the time of the accident.

Baldwin said the injured man, whose name was not released, was “alert and conscious” when emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident. The man was taken to Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., then flown to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he was in critical, but stable, condition Tuesday night, Baldwin said.

Sheehan was being held Tuesday in Rockingham County jail, Baldwin said.
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PLAISTOW — A local man told police that he didn't realize he'd hit a man with his van because he was distracted while downloading an app to his smart phone.

John Sheehan, 30, was arrested Tuesday on a felony hit-and-run charge that he hit a man while driving east on Forrest Street on Sunday night, then drove away, police Lt. William Baldwin said.
He should know better, he's not some dumb teen that just got their license.
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