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Unread 03-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!!

I don't know about you, but I REALLY don't enjoy going to FUNERALS for a friend of mine who died at 20 because he was texting and driving, and got plowed into by a garbage truck when he pulled out distracted.
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Unread 03-06-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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I've had to smack my friends because they try this stuff.


Txting while driving = dumb.
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I'm guilty as charged. I don't do it as much anymore though since i have a touch screen. I only do it if there's no cars around, or if i'm at a stop light. When i had my old Chocolate 2, it didn't take my attention away from the road at all. But generally i try not to. I definitely won't read one when there's any cars nearby.
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I'm guilty as charged. I don't do it as much anymore though since i have a touch screen. I only do it if there's no cars around, or if i'm at a stop light. When i had my old Chocolate 2, it didn't take my attention away from the road at all. But generally i try not to. I definitely won't read one when there's any cars nearby.
I can't because I have a full QWERTY keyboard and no numpad, plus its illegal in Illinois now, but this was way too sobering for me, even if I didn't really know the kid.
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It's a new nationwide law. And yeah i have a full keyboard too. Env touch
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I have an lg neon - worst messaging phone ever.
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I have an lg neon - worst messaging phone ever.
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G1 - Probably the best keyboard ever. But yeah, I don't anymore after having a few close calls. And the full Qwerty takes my eyes off the road way more than my old normal phone.
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Just the act of entering the message, regardless of how, is what takes your attention off the road. It doesn't matter if you're using 9-key, touch or qwerty.


There's a good reason I don't, despite being able to touch-type on my EnV-2's Qwerty. Can you imagine how much damage my 5500 pound truck could do if it were to become an out-of-control missile?
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Your truck doesn't way 5500 pounds. That's about what my Silvy weighs..
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