How to Text while Driving

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DON'T !!

Plain and simple, just don’t do it. In California it’s illegal and has been since January 1, 2009.

Illegal, yet every single day I see numerous drivers willingly breaking the law. Yesterday it was a middle aged woman who had both arms thru the steering wheel, blackberry against the speedo, on the freeway!

The following video is part of an half hour long program being shown to new drivers in the U.K. It's graphic in nature and worth every single moment of it's 4 minutes and 15 seconds.

It’s a professionally made short movie using actors but that doesn’t diminish the message. If I had my way I’d make every teen driver and their texting parents watch this before they signed that contract for their new smartphone!

Watch the video then go hug your kid.

What do you think... too harsh?

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Lane Bailey
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I don't even like to read my texts while driving... except at lights... red ones... 

But 27 years ago I watched people reading novels and newspapers while driving around Washington, DC...

August 17, 2009 10:33 PM
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Debbie Summers
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Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida

Just the video image has done it's job.  I have actually quit talking on my cell while I drive - it's just not worth it...   My mom gave me the best advice at 16 - "Focus on driving, your life may depend upon it"

August 20, 2009 09:32 AM
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Marcia Hawken
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Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.

Mke, Like smoking, we have to find a way to say texting while driving is sooooo uncool.

August 22, 2009 04:37 AM
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Liz Loadholt
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Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

Mike --- great post and great video.  Thanks for sharing.

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August 23, 2009 02:41 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Mike, texting or talking on a cell phone is right up there with drunk driving.  We all need all the reminders we can get that when we're driving, we need to be driving.

August 31, 2009 10:09 PM
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