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Old 08-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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WARNING!!!!

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND VIOLENT VIDEO

The only reason I am posting this video is to make fellow members and their children aware of the dangers and tragedies that can (and do) occur when texting/using a cell phone while driving.

I answer my cell phone rarely while driving but after viewing this video, I will NEVER use it again when operating a motor vehicle. Even those who view themselves as "tough" or "hardened" may need to keep a box of Kleenex handy while watching.


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Old 08-27-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting that. I saw that on FB the other day.

Problem is you may be the safest driver in the world but it doesn't help if some idiot hits you. That's what really scary

I saw a drunk driver once flying down the road, he clipped the back edge of this woman's Lexus just right and her car flipped in front of me 5 TIMES and landed on it's roof. OMG.. and he was in this little POS honda.

When the DA's office called me b/c I was a witness they told me it was because she was in a big car she survived.

I've also seen *real* pictures from an accident from someone texting and it was way worse than that PSA. There are just so many distractions today.

When will people realize its just not that important to speak to/text someone as soon as they call you. Let them wait. If you don't, they may be waiting forever.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Well, my cell phone is definitely staying INSIDE of my pocket while I'm driving from now on.

On a side note, this was kind of hard for me to watch because a very good friend of mine was in a very bad car accident two days ago and is now paralyzed from the waste down.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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Cell phone use while driving has been suggested to be worse than drunk driving by some recent studies, yet in states where it is illegal the punishment is merely a fine. Any guesses why that is? I'll give you a hint, MADD. I say we start a cell phone program and get rich.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:15 AM   #5
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Its a great video . Here in NYC everyone talks on their cell phone . They couldnt care less about the $ 130.00 summons you will get if caught by the police .
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:17 AM   #6
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Cell phones, ipods, GPS systems, cd players, Big Macs....one is as bad as the other.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:43 AM   #7
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If you have to use your cell while driving, buy a bluetooth. You can set them to answer automatically after two rings and can call anyone in your phone book by voice activation, completely hands free.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:26 AM   #8
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I don't have a cell phone (hate the damn things), but I do have a company-issued Blackberry for when I am in the oncall rotation. I won't look at it if it goes off when I'm driving - I always wait until I have stopped the car.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:32 AM   #9
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If you have to use your cell while driving, buy a bluetooth. You can set them to answer automatically after two rings and can call anyone in your phone book by voice activation, completely hands free.
I was with a friend of mine a few months ago who was using her bluetooth and she almost rear-ended the car in front of us because she was so engrossed in her conversation. I firmly believe that when you are driving, your concentration should be 100% on the road.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:30 AM   #10
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This is really just an updated version of the old "scared straight" drivers ed videos from the 40's-60's with a little better SPFX and production values. Some of those were SO over the top that they were unintentionally comical. This is at least handled seriously.
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