Would you feel bad if you killed someone while driving?

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    Feb 10, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    Would you feel bad if you killed someone while driving? Most folks would, but, don't engage their brains when it comes to operating mobile devices while driving a 4000 pound machine at 60MPH. What's wrong with them? Just stupid? What?

    We need to educate ourselves to a hazard more dangerous than driving while under the influence...CELL PHONE USE...

    http://www.oprah.com/packages/no-phone-zone.html
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    Feb 10, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    I don't drive often anymore and from time-to-time I do talk on the phone (hands free!), but the idea of texting or anything else while driving is too fucking scary for me.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    nah remorse is for the faint-hearted icon_twisted.gif
  • calibro

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI don't drive often anymore and from time-to-time I do talk on the phone (hands free!), but the idea of texting or anything else while driving is too fucking scary for me.


    studies show hands-free devices actually cause more accidents because they give the illusion of safety; holding a phone isn't the cause of the accident, it's the talking on one that distracts you from what you're supposed to be doing and hands-free devices do not ameliorate that issue.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidWould you feel bad if you killed someone while driving? Most folks would, but, don't engage their brains when it comes to operating mobile devices while driving a 4000 pound machine at 60MPH. What's wrong with them? Just stupid? What?

    We need to educate ourselves to a hazard more dangerous than driving while under the influence...CELL PHONE USE...

    http://www.oprah.com/packages/no-phone-zone.html


    I only operate my mobile device while driving drunk.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    ppl need to put their shit on speakerphone...i never text in the car, i KNOW i will wreck if i start texting
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidppl need to put their shit on speakerphone...i never text in the car, i KNOW i will wreck if i start texting


    see my post above for why speaker phone is still a bad idea...
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    calibro said
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidppl need to put their shit on speakerphone...i never text in the car, i KNOW i will wreck if i start texting


    see my post above for why speaker phone is still a bad idea...


    aah yea, i didnt even read that. Yea thats true i guess, ive gotten myself distracted from just bein so heavy into a song and ive had my eyes on the road (i like music icon_smile.gif)
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    Actually I would feel more bad for my car....nah I kid...

    I would actually feel worse for the family, imagine all that suffering they would go through for ones stupidity...guess people will never learn...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidWould you feel bad if you killed someone while driving?


    Depends...are they a liberal, or a conservative? icon_eek.gif

    KIDDING!!!

    Seriously, the whole texting and driving thing is really getting scary. It's an epidemic. I'm not even sure if stricter laws is going to help all that much. What I think will need to happen is that they will need to make bigger strides in "Voice Activated" messaging and stuff like that. I don't agree that hands-free talking on the phone is any more dangerous than talking to a passenger sitting next to you. Distractions are distractions.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    What kind of stupid question is this? Of course I would!
    This is why I don't text while driving.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I made a friend pull over when we going out b/c he wouldn't get off the freaking phone.
  • HyannisGuy

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    I'd feel horrible if I killed someone for any reason other than self defense and I'd still feel badly about that.

    I don't have to worry about texting as it takes me 5 minutes to type out a single message, that's why I've blocked text messaging on my phone. I do talk on the phone while driving and I use voice activated hands free. I agree that this is no more dangerous than talking with my passenger.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    Um, yes. What kind of a question is that?

    Oh cell phone stuff. Yeah I see now. Ha ha.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    Sure I'd feel bad.

    I actually have a pet peeve about people who can't give the cell a rest even when driving. Texting and driving is out of the question period. I refuse to answer a call when I'm driving even if it's my bf calling. I can call him back the second I'm at my destination or chances are I'm headed in his direction anyway. If I am on a long drive and I keep getting a call I will reluctantly answer to see if it's an emergency. I've got the earpiece sitting in one of the cupholders. My GPS gets more use in my truck then my cell.
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    not that i am disagreeing with anyone about safety/consequences/etc; however, many of you are completely discounting long drives. "i cannot tolerate people who can't keep off the phone until they get where they're going."

    excuse me, gertrude, but most of my commutes are 4-7 hours long. they really, really, really need to make advances in voice activated everything. i agree that distractions should be kept down, but if you expect me to not use my cell-phone AT ALL while i'm driving... well, that's just not gonna happen.

    the only way to stop it would be to put motion detection in the phone, so that it cannot be used when you're traveling over a certain speed. the gps built into many car dashes is inaccessible while the vehical is in motion. perhaps that's an option??
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    Yeah, they have sort of created a monster with all the technology available to us...we've become addicted to it. Due to my line of work, I am on the phone probably 75% of the time I am in the car.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Who wouldn't?
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    ..only if I drug them beneath the car while they were alive.
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    joshnyc saidnah remorse is for the faint-hearted icon_twisted.gif


    Yes and broken hearts are for arse hols too.
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    ddt8665 said



    Holy crap that was violent.

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    I being so blessed to not only live in one of the worlds best countries, but one of the top most livable citys, where mobile phone use in cars has been severely restricted to hands free only, by law. So if you hurt or kill another while driving and using your mobile to text or whatever, you go straight to jail. If you get done for using your phone while driving, you can have your licence cancelled too. It is the way it should be.

    How in the hell did all those people survive, before a mobile phone become attached by an umbilical cord anyway?
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Cell-phones are the new cigarettes.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 10, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    Absolutely yes. I would feel terrible if I killed someone while driving a motor vehicle. That is one horrendous incident that would haunt you for the rest of your life. If I killed someone because of my own negligence behind the wheel, I would probably turn in my license.