Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things that I see that drive me nuts...

I just read this on someones blog (sorry I forget which blog) that Oprah had a show on what not to do in the car while driving. I honestly can't figure out why so many people drive with one hand and talk on the phone. When I see them texting I really get upset. What in the world is so important that it can't wait for you to turn off your car and then talk or text? I especially go bonkers with the parents who are talking on the phone on the highway and have kids in the car seat. A total disrespect for lives. What are they thinking?

Texting and driving is = to having 8 drinks and driving.

Talking on the cell is = to having 4 drinks and driving.

Am I the only person who thinks this behavior is selfish and insane?
Inquiring minds want to know.

28 comments:

  1. It's a good comparison - we often assume a driver is texting when their car speed varies unpredictable and they have trouble staying in their lane. Sure enough, when we pass them, they are indeed texting. It's crazy!

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  2. It is so insane. I can't imagine anyone doing that but they do it everyday. I see people on the phone and just wonder if they have all their brain cells.

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  3. You are so right - why would anyone take the risk of texting and driving? And with kids in the car? Insane. Nothing can possibly be that important. Thanks for the good info.

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  4. I fully agree. Speaking as the "Bannie" of 6 little ones, I don't want their mommies texting or talking, except to those little children. There are times when technology is not a real blessing and this is one of them!

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  5. I think it was this morning on GMA, they showed the upcoming fines related to this violation,,,pretty stiff ones too!

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  6. Against the law here..drives me nuts too!
    Hang up and drive!

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  7. It's against the law in California. I'm so glad it is.

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  8. Tell the First Lady of California that. lol

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  9. Yes, I saw this show and quoted it on someones blog~~can't tell you whose. It's amazing that one can fill the van/car buckling in your precious cargo and then use your cell to talk and text. I've seen people using computers and painting their nails also. Nothing is worth a life!

    Have a super day and thanks for spreading the awareness.

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  10. Wow what an eye opener. Great post. It really should be againt the law. I have to admit though, I sometimes check my messages while driving and notice that my car is swerving a bit. But for the most part I don't like to use it while driving.

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  11. It is awful and so dangerous! Scares me!!

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  12. it is hard to believe what people do while driving..eating..shaving...reading... putting on makeup....texting...crazy...we have laws here now no cell phones in school zones...during school hours...

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  13. I agree!
    The idea of handsfree, phoning (like onstar) is wonderful, still, just keeping your mind away from driving can be catastrophic!

    I have seen so many drivers who are doing everything BUT driving!

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  15. While driving on the freeway, I witnessed a car swerving. As I passed, I glanced over to see the woman holding yogurt in one hand, a spoon in the other, a phone on her shoulder, driving with her knee. I'm guilty of using a bluetooth, but keep both hands on the wheel.

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  16. No you are not alone. I am also confused as to why people walking on the street need to be making calls/texting ... or worse on the bus .. hey lady do you really think we're all here to listen to you discuss whatever. The other morning a very loud phone talker got up and walked to the exit phone still firmly attached to her hand/ear and I said out loud 'oh how sad, she's leaving before we get to hear the rest of her plans' ... the man next to me guffawed. The woman on the phone? She was too deep in conversation to know she was being dis'd

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  17. I saw the show and the stats were truly scary. I don't talk or text while driving, ever. I have 2 little ones in the car and they keep me plenty distracted. I know myself well enough to know that I could never add a phone conversation to my car chaos. I hope people get it. Innocent lives are not worth that phone call or text!

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  18. I'm with you sweetheart!!! But here's an interesting twist..
    Two years ago my husband was driving ,,,company car, and recieved a call from his boss. He knew he'd be on the phone a while so pulled three feet off the right shoulder and began to talk.Knowing it would take a while ...took off the seatbelt, leaned to the inside of the car, looked in the rear view mirror while talking and said..."I'm going to get hit". A logger truck took off the whole left side of the car. My husband said it felt like someone lifted him up and put him in the right side of the back seat.every window blown out...half the car gone...him in the backseat with the cell phone still in his hand. NOT A SCRATCH ON HIS BODY.
    Here was a stopped car and a cell phone...
    My take= cars and cells don't mix...Moving or still.
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  19. Oh...I forgot a good point!.
    If had Not taken his seat belt off, He would have been killed.
    That was a crazy day,
    xoxo`~kathy...

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  20. Amen! I never knew those analogies, but I love them!

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  21. Hey Joyce, I TOTALLY agree. I have gotten to the point where I won't answer if I'm driving. It's so easy to be distracted anyway, I don't need help! Kids especially feel they are "exempt" in this. I just hope they don't find out the hard way. Good reminder!
    Debra

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  22. Do you know what that Chinese comment was?

    Anyway I agree with you totally - I didn't see those statistics, but I am sure they are correct.

    We are killing ourselves.

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  23. So true! It has just been outlawed in our province (B.C. Canada) and I'm so glad!

    DD

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  24. Hi Joyce, You're preachin to the Choir!! I agree!! Just wanted to pop in and say how glad I was you stopped by. I hope you come by often. Now that I know where you are I'll be back again.

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  25. Great post. People need to think.

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  26. I couldn't agree with you more! It drives me over the edge when you follow someone all the way to a store..etc and watch them talk the whole way and then continue into the store with the phone attached to their ear! OMG, no regard for others!

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  27. I find it very annoying to see people attached to their cellphone while driving.

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  28. thank you for stopping by my blog...your site is great and I agree about texting or talking on the phone while driving....it is a big pet peeve of mine also...really drives me nuts.

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