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Old 09-02-2009, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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That's scary. If someone get's in an accident well texting, they should be charged as if they are intoxicated.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i am guilty of texting while driving.....and i do it on a daily basic....my parents give me an earful if they see me do it.....but i still do it but i try to do it while iam on a red light or waiting on traffic....
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i am guilty of texting while driving.....and i do it on a daily basic....my parents give me an earful if they see me do it.....but i still do it but i try to do it while iam on a red light or waiting on traffic....
you honestly cant wait 5 or 10 minutes until you reach your destination?
i dont mean to be an asshole, but if anyone ever hit me because they were texting, i'd punch their teeth in.
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+1 INSIDER.

Actually, read an article from The Toronto Star a few days ago. Talked about the same thing and this 21 yr. old girl just couldn't help herself with texting.
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i am guilty of texting while driving.....and i do it on a daily basic....my parents give me an earful if they see me do it.....but i still do it but i try to do it while iam on a red light or waiting on traffic....


you can't wait to text?
I don't even answer my phone most times or I use a hands free device if I need to pick it up
but I like to listen to the street while in the car
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I did it once and lost track of the road for a split second. I took it as God putting a warning shot over my head.

I now wait for a red light. Never when the car is moving.

Isnt a law coming in soon?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you honestly cant wait 5 or 10 minutes until you reach your destination?
i dont mean to be an asshole, but if anyone ever hit me because they were texting, i'd punch their teeth in.
+1000000

...and then shove their cellphone up where the sun don't shine!
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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But did she get his number?

I once passed a biker who was texting and having a smoke, at the same time, while moving. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I once passed a biker who was texting and having a smoke, at the same time, while moving. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
Fuccin insane!

And then people wonder why there are so many accidents on the road
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I almost got hit by a girl texting and smoking a cigarette. I had my 8 month old in the car.

I can't for certain say what I would've done to her had she hit us.
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I almost got hit by a girl texting and smoking a cigarette. I had my 8 month old in the car.

I can't for certain say what I would've done to her had she hit us.
exactly, thats what i'm getting at... i honestly think i would go clinically insane for a brief period and end up with blood soaked clothes if anyone ever smashed into me (or a loved one) and hurt them because they were texting.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I almost got hit by a girl texting and smoking a cigarette. I had my 8 month old in the car.

I can't for certain say what I would've done to her had she hit us.
That's what I'm sayin man! I got a 6 year old boy and if someone were ever to hit us because of IGNORANCE and STUPIDITY I don't know what I'd do...it wouldn't be pretty though.
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But did she get his number?

I once passed a biker who was texting and having a smoke, at the same time, while moving. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
i have my M licence, I did the weekend course with some friends...
I never told them this until after the course was finished (when we got our licences and they were discussing getting their bikes) that i was never going to set foot on a bike again. I did the course and passed, but i knew from the moment i rode that bike (at the start of the course) that this was going to be the death of me... and i decided right on the spot that i would finish the course, have a good time, but would never actually get a bike. It is horribly dangerous and i never felt comfortable at any point.
but thats just me, maybe i'm a puss... i just knew that motorbikes werent for me as soon as i rode one.

since that day (2 years now), i have 2 friends who have had major accidents while riding.. both should have died but are lucky to be alive.
one of them will never walk again, the other just about broke ever bone in his body.
its scary.
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i have my M licence, I did the weekend course with some friends...
I never told them this until after the course was finished (when we got our licences and they were discussing getting their bikes) that i was never going to set foot on a bike again. I did the course and passed, but i knew from the moment i rode that bike (at the start of the course) that this was going to be the death of me... and i decided right on the spot that i would finish the course, have a good time, but would never actually get a bike. It is horribly dangerous and i never felt comfortable at any point.
but thats just me, maybe i'm a puss... i just knew that motorbikes werent for me as soon as i rode one.

since that day (2 years now), i have 2 friends who have had major accidents while riding.. both should have died but are lucky to be alive.
one of them will never walk again, the other just about broke ever bone in his body.
its scary.
My father passed out on a bike because he had pneumonia and didn't realize it. He thought he was just tired from working a lot of OT. Anyway, long story short he was launched from his bike, tumbled down a large hill and was knocked unconcious. He suffered a major concussion, required 30 stiches, had his front teeth cracked up but amazingly suffered no broken bones. The doctors told him it was practically a miracle that he could go through such an incident and come through it with no major injuries. They told him had he not been wearing a helmet (At the time he was riding with his brother to Laconia Bike rally and was in an area of the U.S. where helmets are not manditory), he would have certainly died. He had a huge cut/dent in his helmet. He was really lucky but until we received more details from my uncle we were are all scared that we might lose him. He still rides now by the way. His bike was totally demolished but he reconstructed it and its back on the road. He has not gone on a major bike trip though and the accident happened four years ago.

I agree, bikes are dangerous machines and you know what? You could be the best rider in the world and that makes no difference if the other guy coming at you isn't paying attention and collides with you. I owned a dirt bike as a kid, didn't suffer any bad injuries but a couple of my friends had suffered things like broken wrists, arms and collar bones. Anyway, I haven't went for my bike license and I probably never will.

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good to hear your pops was alright Apollo...
those things are dangerous, and like you said - you can be the best rider in the world - but its the other people on the road that you need to be weary of.
these bikes nowadays are so fast and small, and they wizz by like the wind... its easy to not even notice them.
its preference though, my friends absolutely love their bikes and wouldnt trade them in for the world, me on the other hand, i'm scared to death of them.
i never felt in control when i was riding - im sure that comes with practice - but i wasnt willing to take the risk.
just not for me.... i hate feeling out of control.
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i have my M licence, I did the weekend course with some friends...
I never told them this until after the course was finished (when we got our licences and they were discussing getting their bikes) that i was never going to set foot on a bike again. I did the course and passed, but i knew from the moment i rode that bike (at the start of the course) that this was going to be the death of me... and i decided right on the spot that i would finish the course, have a good time, but would never actually get a bike. It is horribly dangerous and i never felt comfortable at any point.
but thats just me, maybe i'm a puss... i just knew that motorbikes werent for me as soon as i rode one.

since that day (2 years now), i have 2 friends who have had major accidents while riding.. both should have died but are lucky to be alive.
one of them will never walk again, the other just about broke ever bone in his body.
its scary.
I ride a motorbike from when i was 14yo, and from 4 years ago my ride is a 140hp Ducati. When i was young i was on tarmac quite often, but then i fell only once in the last 8 years. I'm always really mindfull while riding, expecially of other drivers.
But motorbikes are only about passion. If you're not a jackass you know that they're dangerous and death is one of the conseguences that may happen, and you keep it in your mind while riding.
Actually my father died on a motorbike two years ago, but i keep on riding, simply 'cos i always knew that this can be one of the options, but i always wear helmets, gloves, jacket and boots, if not a complete suit for long trips or track days and ride very carefully while inside the city.
Simply i couldn't live without, even if yes, you're right, they're dangerous.
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I did it once and lost track of the road for a split second. I took it as God putting a warning shot over my head.

I now wait for a red light. Never when the car is moving.

Isnt a law coming in soon?
That's exactly the way I take it now.
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