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Do you text while you're driving?


I try not to do it while the car is moving, but I'm definitely guilty of doing so occasionally, and totally whip out my phone to read a message or send one when I'm at red lights.

I refuse to text my fiance if I know that he is driving, and if he texts me when I know he's driving, I call him right away like "IF THIS CONVERSATION IS WORTH YOUR LIFE WE CAN HAVE IT OUT LOUD"
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[User Picture]From: mlledesade
2013-01-23 02:31 pm (UTC)

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This.
[User Picture]From: rainbow_vagina
2013-01-23 12:08 pm (UTC)

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So instead of him texting (dangerous) you call him? (even more dangerous)
[User Picture]From: 69love_songs
2013-01-23 12:17 pm (UTC)

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I forgot speakerphone doesn't exist!! Neither do headsets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[User Picture]From: asa_chan
2013-01-23 12:18 pm (UTC)

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Please be more responsible.

I don't text or call. Too distracting.
[User Picture]From: kadevha
2013-01-23 12:57 pm (UTC)

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I have done it at stop lights but I know that is even bad. There is nothing that is so important that it can't wait until you at least pull over. A coworker got dark tint on his windows so police can't see him texting. This is also a guy that uses a handicap pass that is not his to park in those designated spaces and is proud that he got his car up to 120+ mph on the interstate with friends in the car. He's young (22) but he still gets a ton of grief from me and other coworkers about it. He doesn't care though.
[User Picture]From: kmeghan
2013-01-23 12:58 pm (UTC)

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only when I'm at a stop light.
[User Picture]From: wednesdayscat
2013-01-23 12:59 pm (UTC)

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I wouldn't do either. I get just as distracted when I'm on the phone and walking; I can't imagine what I'd be like when I'm driving.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2013-01-23 01:15 pm (UTC)

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Absolutely not. It's actually against the law here, but I still see people do it. A few months ago I was behind a woman who was texting while driving, she was just not paying attention to what was going on (not doing the speed limit at points, then going over the speed limit, swerving, stopping randomly for no reason, etc). Eventually I watched her rear end a car (hard) stopped at a red light. I honestly think cell phones while driving should only be allowed if they are hand free.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-01-23 01:40 pm (UTC)

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I don't. And I don't talk on my phone unless I'm on long stretches or road/highway where there's little traffic and I know I won't have to stop or slow down much. I drive a stick shift. That's enough to be concentrating on when I drive. I don't need to add phones to the mix.
[User Picture]From: cdozo
2013-01-23 01:58 pm (UTC)

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I will read a text message if I'm stopped at a light, but I would never try typing one.
[User Picture]From: druiaen
2013-01-23 02:23 pm (UTC)

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I don't text or talk on the phone while driving, I don't have a headset or Bluetooth and I need both of my hands to drive. Unless I need it for navigation (in which case it goes in the cupholder which amplifies the sound) it's in my purse and completely ignored until I'm out of the car.
[User Picture]From: jadiie_babii_0x
2013-01-23 02:26 pm (UTC)

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I used to at lights and such sometimes but I got in a bad accident and totaled my car in December. The accident had nothing to do with texting but I am still nervous and much more careful when in the car now. So I would never anymore.
[User Picture]From: spiffle
2013-01-23 02:32 pm (UTC)

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omg I hope you're okay.
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2013-01-23 02:45 pm (UTC)

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Only at lights.
[User Picture]From: acidrain
2013-01-23 02:51 pm (UTC)

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i don't drive but unless someone's dying or about to give birth, i can't even begin to wrap my head around why people can't wait until they park the car to even check their texts, let alone send one.
[User Picture]From: homunculus
2013-01-23 02:52 pm (UTC)

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fuck no. i don't talk on the phone either. i hate it when my sister does and refuses to stop. i avoid riding with her now. too bad she does it with her kids in the car.
[User Picture]From: katydidnt98
2013-01-23 03:00 pm (UTC)

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No. It can wait until I get to where I'm going. If I'm waiting on an urgent call or text and get one while I'm driving, I may pull into the next parking lot and take a look at what just came in, but if the car isn't parked, the phone stays in my purse.
[User Picture]From: thunderflyer
2013-01-23 03:08 pm (UTC)

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I don't even talk on my phone while driving, except through the hands free car phone.

Modern drivers are lulled into thinking that driving doesn't require our full attention thanks to all of the bells and whistles such as an onboard computer doing for us things like shifting gears, traction control, cruise control, computer assisted braking, etc. Being as I learned to drive with a car that was manual Everything (manual transmission, manual choke, manual cooling, no power steering or brakes, etc) I learned to pay Very Close attention at all times to all systems and my surroundings.

My daughter will also be learning to drive in a similar car for the same reasons.
[User Picture]From: commabut
2013-01-23 04:13 pm (UTC)

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I don't drive. I try not to text or call my boyfriend if he is driving and I ask him not to text or answer calls when I'm in the car.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2013-01-23 05:00 pm (UTC)

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Never. I think people who do are really fucking stupid.
[User Picture]From: un_attra
2013-01-23 09:05 pm (UTC)

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I don't exactly "text" while driving, but when I'm stopped and I'm using my GPS I will text in the address I need....which is just as dangerous :/
(Why not get it up before I start driving? Island sometimes has shotty connection and I need to drive around a bit before I can get it to load everything up...major suckage)
[User Picture]From: rubytuesday6
2013-01-23 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Yes I'm guilty of doing that
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2013-01-24 01:56 am (UTC)

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I did today when I was stuck in awful traffic and needed directions around it.
[User Picture]From: semi_sweet
2013-01-24 03:31 am (UTC)

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I do when the traffic is stopped. I also check facebook, email, and google things. But if a stoplight is 4 minutes I don't really see the harm. I neevr do it while the car is moving.