Ex. 10,000,000 in Why SMS While Driving is Bad - HotHardware
Ex. 10,000,000 in Why SMS While Driving is Bad

Ex. 10,000,000 in Why SMS While Driving is Bad

If you need any proof that while some states have such laws, we should probably have a federal law against text messaging while driving (or maybe even some technology), here's a great example.

This bus driver, in San Antonio, TX, is trying to text, while driving disabled passengers to their destination. He pulls the phone out, and starts texting, and boom: right into the rear of another car.

Fortunately, it was all captured on tape, and the guy has lost his job. Let's hope he doesn't get another one driving anyone anywhere. 

While this didn't result in fatalities, the Metrolink train disaster from 2008 certainly did, and it should be a reminder that not just drivers, but anyone operating a vehicle of any type should refrain from text messaging --- or emailing --- while doing so.  And meanwhile, we here at HotHardware assume all you readers play it safer, and are smarter, than to do this.  Or are you?  Let us know if you text while driving, and why.
 
Watch the video.
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I text at stop signs and stop lights... but not while moving.

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That video is nuts. Completely inexcusable. He should be fined big for that and his license suspended.

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At stop signs? Really? Three seconds of texting.. good for you. And what happens when you look down at your phone, then look up and pull forward into the intersection. What if its a four way and somebody isnt looking and you hit them? Your no better than the bus driver. If you have a phone, make a phone call on a headset, but dont injure or kill people cause you have to get off that 3 second text. "Hey grl, in the car. TTYL ROFL JKLMAO" I hope somebody hits you because they were texting and not paying attention coming off a stop.

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Wow, get off your high horse pal... It goes more like... pull up to a stop sign... send a text message... put phone down... look both ways... then go. And for your information, talking on a headset is JUST as distracting as holding the phone to your ear. The action of holding a phone isn't distracting... it's the engaging in a conversation that is distracting. Hence why I don't even make phone calls while moving. And you're even WORSE than that bus driver for wishing harm on to ANYONE. Seriously you need to chill out or just go away.

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I hate having to use a headset in Ca i get more distracted than I would if i were just to pick up the phone and talk on it. I some times text and drive but not in traffic thats just dumb

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Accident scenes are displayed everyday in TV news and blogs and most of them are caused by texting while driving. It is dangerous to be distracted while driving. I use mobile application of http://www.drivesafe.ly/ to send out text messages and stay focused on driving.

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Where I live, El Paso TX, it seems the norm rather than the exception. Not only do we have to fear tweens texting and driving, but we have what we call driving while illegal out here.

Oh well, at least he didn't kill any of his disabled passengers or the people he ran into.

Moral of the story, if you have to text and drive, make sure your texting your bail bondsman!

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