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74 Responses to AT&T Don`t Text While Driving Documentary

  1. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Link: AT&T Don`t Text While Driving Documentary - If you text while you drive, you really need to see this short doc.
  2. Profile photo of FauxFox
    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Don`t be a dumbass and put the phone in your lap while texting, hold the phone near the top of the steering wheel with the brightness down so it doesn`t block out everything behind it, especially at night.

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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:05 am
    lol
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    paddyboom Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:06 am
    when I`m drunk, I forget to text people back, so I always have a few drinks before I get behind the wheel.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:08 am
    FauxFox
    No, you idiot. If it is important, pull over. If it isn`t, don`t do it.

    How complicated is that?
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    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:14 am
    LordJim, hey idiot, you`re an idiot. That is all...
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:21 am
    it`s called natural selection, if you`re dumb enough to do it you`re dumb enough to die doing it leaving more room in the world for the rest of us
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:22 am
    FauxFox,

    Can`t argue with that logic.
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:23 am
    it`s called natural selection, if you`re dumb enough to do it you`re dumb enough to die doing it leaving more room in the world for the rest of us

    And what exactly was the bicyclist doing that was dumb, or the guy who was a passenger?
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:24 am
    at&t`s attempt to start to get us to start using our roll over minutes
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:24 am
    mcssls

    Yeah, except the morons are just as likely to take out you or me.
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    Pravda7 Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:30 am
    Paddy.. lol - you`re full of great ideas ;)
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    soupkid Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:32 am
    The idiots that joke about it here are the same ones that will do it regardless, as they think it couldn`t happen to them. Just like the ones in this video.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:32 am
    @mcssls
    except that you`re piloting a guided missile that could hit anyone who is not doing the same.
  15. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:34 am
    No, FauxFox, it is YOU who are the idiot. That is all.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:35 am
    9:50 LMAO what an insensitive troll
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    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:39 am
    Do you guys still have that stupid age limit that is 16, for getting a driver`s license?
  18. Profile photo of mcssls
    mcssls Female 70 & Over
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:40 am
    daily activity in Albuquerque, people on phones and texting while driving. They weave all over and are oblivious to all around them. I get lotsa one fingered waves when I get next to one on my bike and keep revving the engine.
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    Dr_b0red Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:42 am
    thst was very dark.....
  20. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:43 am
    I text while driving all the time. But I do it as safely as possible. Only texting at red lights or straightaways with light traffic around (like highways, for example). I know, it`s not the smartest thing to do while driving, but I could certainly be doing worse things while driving. On a side note, I never get behind the wheel if i`ve had the smallest sip of alcohol even :-)
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:44 am
    One of the root problems here is that driving is seen as a right by many drivers in the US- despite the fact that it is most definitely a privilege- and for a good reason. A car is an extremely dangerous piece of machinery in the hands of someone who is not operating it safely- yet people are rarely mindful of that danger when they get behind the wheel on a daily basis.

    I remember watching motorists on the highway from the window of my schoolbus when I was a kid (in the days before cellphones were common), and I`d see people putting on makeup, flossing, eating breakfast, reading the paper. It`s totally insane to think that this is acceptable. I`m glad that using a phone and driving is rapidly on its way to being tantamount to driving drunk in many states. If you can`t drive safely, don`t fcuking drive.
  22. Profile photo of FauxFox
    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:44 am
    LordJim, I`m sure you understand why I called you an idiot.

    Too each his own, get it?
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:45 am
    "Do you guys still have that stupid age limit that is 16, for getting a driver`s license?"

    how is that stupid? retarded 15 year olds shouldnt drive. retarded 16 year olds shouldnt drive either, but they have to start somewhere.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:45 am
    "Only texting at red lights or straightaways with light traffic around (like highways, for example)"

    Real smart- because traffic never stops suddenly on the highway. There was footage in this video of a guy rearending the car in front of him doing just that. Stop lights are fine- but if your car is moving, the road needs your undivided attention.
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    repost Male 13-17
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:46 am
    My mum was killed by a lorry driver that was on his mobile and didn`t break fast enough.
    he walked away fine.
    kinda goes against the natural selection idea really.
    in short don`t do it, if its important, pull over
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    haveheart Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:49 am
    wow.
  27. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Also, TKD, you`d be better off driving under the influence of a small amount of alcohol than texting. There isn`t much worse you can do while driving than perform a task that requires use of your eyes and hands.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:15 am
    One of my friends, when I`m in the car, will hand me his phone so I can type and read texts for him instead of him getting distracted. If he`s in the car alone, he just shuts his phone off.

    Sure, there`s been those awkward "Uhh, dude... Girlfriend, and she wants to talk dirty..." moments, but he`s never had an accident that I know of.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Any kind of mobile phone use whilst driving is just daft. drivers should keep their attention on the road, not on phones, passengers, make-up, or any other silly activity.
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    Chojiro Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:21 am
    mcssls: "it`s called natural selection, if you`re dumb enough to do it you`re dumb enough to die doing it leaving more room in the world for the rest of us"

    Wonder why you didn`t die yet.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Thats sad and scary!
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Totally deserved it... idiot
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Still glad I don`t own a cell phone.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:54 am
    I can`t even imagine the pain a parent must feel in the loss of a child. The part where the mom is singing "Happy Birthday" for her dead daughter made my heart sink and almost cry.
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    lovepath7 Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Perhaps there should be built special `text while driving` roads whereupon all of the people who text while driving are free to drive and text. This would serve to ensure that `text while driving` drivers only endanger other `text while driving` drivers, while also creating work (and therefore an economic boost) building new roads (or additions to existing roads), and increase the demand for the emergency personnel and services that will likely be required to care for these `multi-taskers` when they mash up. Next up- `driving while intoxicated` roads.
  36. Profile photo of Ascaris
    Ascaris Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    Multi-tasking is an art :

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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    driving sucks. its hard enough to do it with full attention.
  38. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    @lovepath7- lol, excellent solution. You should run for congress. Although I suggest combining the text while driving and drunk driving roads.
  39. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Also- cyclists: Just because you`re not behind the wheel of a car doesn`t make it OK to talk on your phone. I`m a cyclist myself and nothing pisses me off more while on the road than seeing other cyclists riding like morons.
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    houtex Male 40-49
    61 posts
    January 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Ignore the phone while driving. Just ignore it completely. Turn up the radio or MP3s. This is why answering machines, voice mail were made, and why texts and emails don`t disappear until you delete them. There is NO emergency unless you`re a doctor, fireman, or policeman, perhaps.

    /won`t ever "integrate" a phone into a vehicle again.
    //damn near killed myself on a motorcycle trying to think about something other than the motorcycle riding. That stopped that day.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    It really is pathetic to see people so enslaved to their phones. Every time I see some asshat pull out their cell phone every minute or so to type something inane I just want to knock it out of their hands and slap them in the face. Especially when I`m talking to them.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    Uhhh... This is why I don`t look at my phone when I am driving... Especially when I have two boys in the back seat who don`t care if my wife is texting me, or if my friend wants to know what is happening tonight..
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    yeah whenever i text someone and they say they`re driving i stop texting them completely and won`t respond if they keep texting me. i bitch at my friends all the time when i`m in the car with them and they`re texting, and if they start going out of the lines or anything at all even begins to happen i yell.
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Anyone else notice the time when they show the text on the phone? 4:20
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    kribbe Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    thnx for bringing my mood down, great message thou, much better than the obligatory 3 times a year don`t drink and drive videos, that you have to watch if you go to school or are training for a drivers license
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    zombieland Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    Accidents are horrible, but that`s all they are, is accidents. she could have looked away for any other reason and the result would have been the same.
    I am a smoker i have look away for i dunno 3, 4 seconds or more to light a cigarette. i just do it at a time i deem safe.
    Also not to be rude in anyway. the birthday thing was a little....odd
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    tnaran Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    It is horrible tempting to respond to the "chime", but I have (knock on wood) ignored the chime each and every time, and never regretted it. There has yet to be something important texted to me. If it`s important, they call. I answer hands free, but I usually make it clear I`m driving and (thankfully) the callers make it quick then hang up.

    Better yet, I try to bury the phone in my jacket so I can`t hear it at all when driving.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    zombieland:

    Texting requires far more concentration on the phone and away from the road. It also takes a lot longer than lighting a cigarette.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    I started this, then saw it was over 10 minutes long.

    WAY past my attention span. Let me know if it`s any good...
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    LithiumOne Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    The last one paid the ultimate price for using a preposition at the end of a "sentence". If she had sent "Where are you", she`d still be going to random dudes` baseball games today. So sad...
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    I am your cell phone carrier. I am Mayhem.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    "her cap and gown were still in her. car"
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    oh my god, I cried during this whole thing so sad :`(
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    omgitsher Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    :( i didn`t mind that it was kinda long, i text and drive almost every time i get in my car. This vid. got to me a little.
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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    "The last one paid the ultimate price for using a preposition at the end of a "sentence". If she had sent "Where are you", she`d still be going to random dudes` baseball games today. So sad..."

    This video was so dam sad and that joke is so mean...


    ...but so god dam funny, I laughed so hard.
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    Jofferwry Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 4:46 am
    Yeah it`s sad and all, but at least there are a few less dangerous drivers on the road that would endanger other people`s lives.
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 5:02 am
    It a phone try calling back instead of texting next time Ooops there is no next time :(
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2011 at 5:37 am
    If you text and drive, you`re a frakking idiot. End of story.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2011 at 5:45 am
    how many of them didn`t wear a seatbelt?
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    Axejst Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 7:24 am
    "If you text and drive, you`re a frakking idiot. End of story."

    It`s amazing that discussion has continued this long. He already said all that needed saying.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2011 at 8:54 am
    If you text and drive.... wear a frakking SEATBELT! End of story.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 9:43 am
    To everyone that watches this and continues to text and drive...there is a special hell waiting for you, a very special hell!
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:10 am
    out of reach out of mind-put the phone in the trunk.
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:18 am
    @a1butcher: Tell that to the passenger in the car that is now afflicted for life, who might I ad was wearing his seatbelt or the guy on the bicycle that was killed...because everyone knows that there are seatbelts on bicycles.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    I say let them do it and the natural selection will take care of the rest...
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    @angelmassb
    only problem is the innocents the person might take with them

    At least with drunks, you figure they`re driving way late at night, not so many folks on the road, they`ll kill themselves, but not so with texting
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    Is it still ok to check I AB while Driving?

    SHh SHHSHHH!@@!POJFE
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 4:47 am
    If you really need to text and drive then smoke pot text and drive, I can promise you, that you won`t even hit the 5 mph line
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    EvilNobby Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 11:06 am
    I text and drove once, clipped the kerb and never again.. touching vid.
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    Klix Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:02 am
    I`m not gonna lie...I cried ):
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Im bored but I dont want to be bored and sad.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    It`s ok, with AT&T`s shtity service you won`t get any reception anyways!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Very powerful. Excellent message. My wife recently broke the driver`s side-view mirror off her car while driving with my 2 girls on board. They were arguing, she wasn`t texting, and noone was hurt but they all could have been and I certainly gave her hell for it. I told her, and everyone needs to learn this, "When you`re driving a car the most important thing you`re doing is driving the car and you can`t let anything get in the way of that!" Actually I think I was shouting at the time. I`ve seen people on phones, shaving, & doing eye makeup at the wheel. If one of these is you remember that everyone around you is at risk because of it. If you`re driving, drive the car. If you`re not going to drive the car put it in park. I`m a doctor. Stay safe.

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