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Old 02-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, I'm a very careful driver and I can easily look up and down between gassing and breaking. I often find myself texting and driving and yesterday I ran over a dog. The dog was fine as I was only doing about 60km/h and had nothing more than a broken leg or so. Regardless, the text was important because I would have forgotten to pick up my friend at the gas station.

Is there some kind of car kit that allows me to text while I drive. Thinking along the lines of text-to-speech and vice versa to hear the texts.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No matter how good you are, texting or writing email while driving is NOT something you should be doing. Talking on the phone is almost as dangerous.

Nothing more than a broken leg?

No, I will not give you a solution.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And yesterday you called people on this thread "retards" and that something was a "stupid response" and you are taking shots at long time forum members.

Then you ask for this.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No message is that important that you must read and respond to it whilst driving. My solution is to pull off the road before managing messages.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Holy crap. Please feel free to cross the street in front of my car so I can practice my texting and driving technique. I'm sure you won't mind a broken leg or collapsed lung.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The OP is damn lucky it wasn't a child (or adult) he hit. Maybe he wouldn't be so casual about it. I would not feel sorry for him at all if someone did the same to him. Jacka@@.
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I'm trying to imagine running over a dog, then having the gall to go online and proclaim my driving bona fides. I can't.

Wouldn't a good driver know where he was going before he left?

Wouldn't a good driver know that texting while driving is against the law?

Wouldn't a good driver manage to avoid mangling an innocent dog?

What did you tell your friend when you picked him up? "Sorry I'm late, just had to make sure the dog I hit was out of my way first."
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Any this idiot thinks were retards!!!

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Any this idiot thinks were retards!!!

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That makes it clear.
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Um, DubDub, talking on a bluetooth or wired handsfree device has been shown by OOIDA studies to be no more dangerous than listening to the radio, or holding a conversation with a passenger, while FMCSA studies have shown that changing the station or a cd on your stereo is just as distracting as texting. I'm sure you've been guilty of one or more of these activities, just like the rest of us. A gentile rebuke is called for here, not the ripping apart of someones actions.
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First off, I'm a very careful driver and I can easily look up and down between gassing and breaking. I often find myself texting and driving and yesterday I ran over a dog. The dog was fine as I was only doing about 60km/h and had nothing more than a broken leg or so. Regardless, the text was important because I would have forgotten to pick up my friend at the gas station.

Is there some kind of car kit that allows me to text while I drive. Thinking along the lines of text-to-speech and vice versa to hear the texts.
I would highly reccomend turning off your BB while driving, that dog could have easily been a child. Nobody needs that kind of experience on their mind for the rest of their life. I've seen too many decent people make a momentary mistake, and end someone elses life in my 16 year proffesional driving career. Please don't become or make someone else into a statistic.
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I'm sure you've been guilty of one or more of these activities, just like the rest of us. A gentile rebuke is called for here, not the ripping apart of someones actions.
I have been guilty of doing this on very rare occasions(notice rare). Fortunately, it didn't result in an accident and I have learned to use my bluetooth headset while in transit.

Everyone makes mistakes, this is fact.

However, this guy is admittedly NOT using a bluetooth and repeatedly texting an driving. As you said in your second post, the dog could have been a human and outcome much worse. I cannot help but imagine myself or one of my family on the receiving end of this guys lethal driving practice. Therefore a gentile rebuke is not called for. He gets what is deserved.
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I thought it was a Tebow thing!
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