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2009-12-22 08:11:45 AM
I enjoy short stopping and such when I see the little chicky behind me texting.
 
2009-12-22 08:19:39 AM
I don't get how the Sopranos reference applies.

/obvious
 
2009-12-22 08:32:52 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I enjoy short stopping and such when I see the little chicky behind me texting.

There's a difference between tapping the brakes so they see the lights vs actively endangering yourself and other drivers to feed your own self-righteous desire to punish someone.

Lessons are of no use to a corpse.
 
2009-12-22 08:33:29 AM
Two days ago a kid in my town was killed when he drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and crossed into the northbound lane where he was t boned by a pickup. He was dead on impact. While police believe that speed was a contributing factor, he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the crash.
 
2009-12-22 08:40:02 AM
friendinpa: Two days ago a kid in my town was killed when he drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and crossed into the northbound lane where he was t boned by a pickup. He was dead on impact. While police believe that speed was a contributing factor, he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the crash.

LOL OMG GONNA DIE BYE
 
2009-12-22 09:13:53 AM
Seriously, there are countries that are still researching this? Isn't this common knowledge alongside "water is wet"?
 
2009-12-22 09:18:26 AM
I text, browse, compose professional emails and even submit award-winning Fark headlines while driving
 
2009-12-22 09:19:45 AM
www.fquick.com

/hot
 
2009-12-22 09:19:47 AM
friendinpa: Two days ago a kid in my town was killed when he drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and crossed into the northbound lane where he was t boned by a pickup. He was dead on impact. While police believe that speed was a contributing factor, he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the crash.


Awesome. One less moron on the roads for me to have to worry about.
 
2009-12-22 09:20:01 AM
I think Captain Obvious just crapped his pants.
 
2009-12-22 09:20:03 AM
I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...
 
2009-12-22 09:21:45 AM
lemenem.com
 
2009-12-22 09:23:16 AM
Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...


You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?
 
2009-12-22 09:24:00 AM
Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...


You think?
 
2009-12-22 09:24:30 AM
Time for another constitutional exception (new window). Cops should be able to pull you over and look through your phone whenever they want!
 
2009-12-22 09:24:31 AM
Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...


Admission is the first step in recovery. My brother does the same thing, and I have to yell at him every time he does with me in the car.
 
2009-12-22 09:24:45 AM
I pulled off the road, into a parking lot, to send a text just the other day. You can too, stupids. Getting somewhere 60 seconds later isn't going to hurt you.

That last line applies to speeders and tailgaters, as well.
 
2009-12-22 09:25:55 AM
farm3.static.flickr.com

Driving while engaging in distracting practices is dangerous. Ric Romeo, please pick up the white courtesy phone. I'd like to see a study on driving impairment while texting verses while intoxicated.

wht u doin = .004 BAC
 
2009-12-22 09:25:58 AM
idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?


Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."
 
2009-12-22 09:26:08 AM
Peat, I would like you to meet repeat.

/old news is still old
 
2009-12-22 09:26:09 AM
Driving while texting is no more distracting than eating or talking to your passengers. Why should it be outlawed? I do it all the time and I'm an excellent driver. People who can't handle it shouldn't be on the road anyway.

/Someone was going to say it
//Might as well get it over with
 
2009-12-22 09:26:29 AM
I drove past a guy on the interstate once who was seriously getting down with himself. Now, how is that not just as distracting?
/I can't look AND text at the same time. duh.
 
2009-12-22 09:26:56 AM
...while dr and the medics was playing on the radio?
 
2009-12-22 09:27:10 AM
Telos: idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?

Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."


Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.
 
2009-12-22 09:28:31 AM
Please Stop Texting While Driving.

6 Cars at a stop light used to mean that I would make it through the light. Thanks to you texting distracted idiots, half the time the line doesn't move for 20 seconds after it turns green!?!?! Then when it does start moving, LA DE DA texter accelerates like he's crammed his foot underneath the damn pedal and he's trying to push it down still with the other one.

/current gf keeps texting while driving
//I tell her to stop that every time.
///Seriously, I'm not that concerned that she responds anywhere close to immediately.
 
2009-12-22 09:28:34 AM
OniNeko: Telos: idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?

Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."

Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.


Nothing? What if terrorists rigged your phone to explode if you make a phone call? Then your only option would be to text 911!
 
2009-12-22 09:29:34 AM
mynameismark: friendinpa: Two days ago a kid in my town was killed when he drifted off the right side of the road, over corrected and crossed into the northbound lane where he was t boned by a pickup. He was dead on impact. While police believe that speed was a contributing factor, he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the crash.


Awesome. One less moron on the roads for me to have to worry about.


Good point, and I agree, as long as the moron doesn't take out innocent people.
 
2009-12-22 09:29:52 AM
I text and drive and have no problem driving safely.

Anti texting nuts can suck it.
 
2009-12-22 09:30:05 AM
I receive road head while texting while viewing porn on my portable dvd player while listening to the radio while doing my hair while talking on the phone while yelling at my kids in the backseat while driving. It helps me relax so I can concentrate better.
 
2009-12-22 09:30:25 AM
OniNeko: Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.

well, except for getting brief, important information to someone who cannot pick up the phone or listen to voicemail because they are otherwise engaged.
 
2009-12-22 09:30:27 AM
Telos: OniNeko: Telos: idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?

Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."

Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.

Nothing? What if terrorists rigged your phone to explode if you make a phone call? Then your only option would be to text 911!


*facepalm*

Ridiculous hypothetical situations are no way to move this conversation forward. Unless your name is Jack Bauer, I think you'll be okay.
 
2009-12-22 09:31:34 AM
I text while driving all the time and I can guarantee I'm still a better driver than 90% of the people on the road. It's an art form, and some people are too retarded to multitask. Then again, I don't have to take my eyes off the road to text.
 
2009-12-22 09:31:51 AM
I_C_Weener: I receive road head while texting while viewing porn on my portable dvd player while listening to the radio while doing my hair while talking on the phone while yelling at my kids in the backseat while driving. It helps me relax so I can concentrate better.

There is so much wrong with that. +1, would LOL again.
 
2009-12-22 09:32:20 AM
scrapetv.com

this guy has the right idea. when your text-driving, hold it up near the windshield so you can view the road with your peripheral vision while you text.

/THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!
 
2009-12-22 09:32:33 AM
I prefer sexting while driving.
 
2009-12-22 09:34:35 AM
Self-important ass-hats are self-important ass-hats.
 
2009-12-22 09:34:40 AM
I'm driving and leaving comment on fark so I'm getting a ki
 
2009-12-22 09:34:52 AM
Dr.Fey: image

That's the official teenybopper texting protocol.

Phone up, head and eyes down, mouth open. That's about it except for one other option (lane use): weaving all over the place or driving 15 MPH slower than the rest of traffic while in the passing lane (and randomly stepping on the brake pedal).

"I see stupid people" sticker is usually on the car somewhere, too.
 
2009-12-22 09:36:12 AM
FuturePastNow: Getting somewhere 60 seconds later isn't going to hurt you.

That last line applies to speeders and tailgaters, as well.


You're the ass that sits in the left lane doing 65 mph aren't you?
 
2009-12-22 09:36:16 AM
litespeed74: /hot

That's great, but wouldn't everything fall off once you straighten out the wheel? Must be for them nascar types...
 
2009-12-22 09:36:36 AM
And I text, browse, compose professional emails, shop online, cue up MP3s, IM, use Google Maps for Blackberry, Facebook, tweet, and even submit rarely-greenlit Fark headlines while driving.

I've been typing some kind of message or other on a phone while driving since about 1999. I drive about 15,000 miles a year in rural, suburban, and urban environments. I haven't had an accident in over a decade. I've had one ticket -- for speeding on a rural interstate at 2 AM when I wasn't using my phone -- in the last 5 years.

The keys: being comfortable with technology, highly verbal, and able to multi-task. Most people are not and should put their phones down and drive.
 
2009-12-22 09:36:44 AM
rogerklotz: this guy has the right idea. when your text-driving, hold it up near the windshield so you can view the road with your peripheral vision while you text.

/THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!


That look on his face is the look most people get on their faces while texting and driving. I don't think holding the phone near the windshield will help.
 
2009-12-22 09:37:13 AM
Starryeyes: OniNeko: Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.

well, except for getting brief, important information to someone who cannot pick up the phone or listen to voicemail because they are otherwise engaged.


Whatever they are doing, it's not as important as you driving your car properly.
 
2009-12-22 09:37:31 AM
As a runner, I'm aghast at how often I see people texting while dri WHUMP!
 
2009-12-22 09:38:22 AM
OniNeko: Telos: OniNeko: Telos: idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?

Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."

Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.

Nothing? What if terrorists rigged your phone to explode if you make a phone call? Then your only option would be to text 911!

*facepalm*

Ridiculous hypothetical situations are no way to move this conversation forward. Unless your name is Jack Bauer, I think you'll be okay.


Sorry, didn't realize we were moving a conversation forward. I'll be serious now.

What if Jessica Alba texts me and says she can't talk, but wants to meet somewhere? How would I communicate to her where we're going to meet without talking unless I text her back? And this is Jessica Alba we're talking about, so I can't take that long or some other Farker will get her!
 
2009-12-22 09:38:34 AM
Crakerasscracker: Self-important ass-hats are self-important ass-hats.

Listen man, I'm an important wealthy businessman. I don't have time for "phone calls" to my peons or weiner kids.
 
2009-12-22 09:39:29 AM
Angrarulz: FuturePastNow: Getting somewhere 60 seconds later isn't going to hurt you.

That last line applies to speeders and tailgaters, as well.

You're the ass that sits in the left lane doing 65 mph aren't you?


I used to say 'slow traffic to the right', but then it dawned on me that NO ONE thinks they drive slow... so I started saying "keep right except to pass." Now I just need either a megaphone or a huge decal with backward lettering.

redeemed1.files.wordpress.com

Something like this would do nicely.
 
2009-12-22 09:40:31 AM
iamscotto: And I text, browse, compose professional emails, shop online, cue up MP3s, IM, use Google Maps for Blackberry, Facebook, tweet, and even submit rarely-greenlit Fark headlines while driving.

I've been typing some kind of message or other on a phone while driving since about 1999. I drive about 15,000 miles a year in rural, suburban, and urban environments. I haven't had an accident in over a decade. I've had one ticket -- for speeding on a rural interstate at 2 AM when I wasn't using my phone -- in the last 5 years.

The keys: being comfortable with technology, highly verbal, and able to multi-task. Most people are not and should put their phones down and drive.


lol, no. Driving is not something you should be "multitasking" while doing. Do that on your own time, not when you're endangering me and my family by driving a 3000 pound vehicle down a public road.

/Every idiot always thinks they are "above average".
 
2009-12-22 09:40:35 AM
OniNeko: Telos: OniNeko: Telos: idrow: Telos: I hate to admit it, but I text while driving. It usually starts at a stop light, but then you have to finish the damn message so you end up driving for a bit while typing.

On the other hand, I can mostly touch-type and I look up between each keystroke at least.

/I should stop...

You have to? Seriously? Why does anyone have to text while driving? What could possibly be so Earth shatteringly important that you have risk your life and others who happen to have the misfortune of being around you on the road?

Well, frequently it's "I'm going to be a little late..."

Use your voice command to call the person and put them on speaker. That doesn't require a text message. In fact, NOTHING requires a text message.

Nothing? What if terrorists rigged your phone to explode if you make a phone call? Then your only option would be to text 911!

*facepalm*

Ridiculous hypothetical situations are no way to move this conversation forward. Unless your name is Jack Bauer, I think you'll be okay.


*Checks profile for location* Keep texting while driving, genius. Buffalo is nowhere near me.
 
2009-12-22 09:41:04 AM
reveal101: rogerklotz: this guy has the right idea. when your text-driving, hold it up near the windshield so you can view the road with your peripheral vision while you text.

/THE MORE YOU KNOW!!!!

That look on his face is the look most people get on their faces while texting and driving. I don't think holding the phone near the windshield will help.


it does for me at least. a full keyboard helps also... most of the time ill just wing the whole text without looking on my iphone, then look and correct my mistakes after
 
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