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Calgary, AB
reply to IowaCowboy

Re: Texting and driving

Why not stuff like car radio and climate controls? As you said

"you should give 100 percent of your attention to the task of driving and zero attention to other things"

"other things" will be everything else, including talking to passengers...

I sure hope you follow this now yourself?...

And I think that ignoring a text or call until I get to my destination is bloody stupid! If you were driving from Springfield, MA to Long Beach, CA, do you really expect everybody to ignore all calls and text messages for minimum 2 days? This is what you said.

Lastly, if I am on the highway with little traffic around me, yes I will answer my phone, if I am in an area with a lot of traffic or not on a freeway/highway, I will leave my phone.
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You'll be thinking the way I do after surviving a major car accident like I did the one where the other driver reached for a cell phone and alcohol was a factor.

There is nothing more traumatic than being in a high speed crash in the middle of nowhere and watching a car roll and I could have been killed. I might have walked away from that crash but the emotional scars are still with me, especially since someone was killed in the other vehicle and I'm not the one at fault.

Texting and driving, it can wait. Same goes for calls as well.
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