All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘texting while driving’

People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It ‘All the Time’, God Help Us

AT&T has been running its “It Can Wait” campaign for a few years now, shining a light on the country’s continued problem with distracted driving. Every so often it puts out a survey and every time the result come back it’s like oh my god what the hell are people doing. First things first – 61 percent of people say …

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Florida Woman Texted “Driving Drunk Woo” Right Before Allegedly T-Boning a Truck and Killing Her Passenger

A person is dead thanks to the careless actions of a Florida woman, so there’s nothing funny about this story. But its sheer stupidity factor makes it important. In August of 2013, a 22-year-old woman ran a red light at 4:45 am and plowed her rented smart car into the side of a truck. She survived, the driver of the …

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Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive

This post is brought to you by cranky old men everywhere. Teens, put down your goddamn phones and look at the road. Stop changing tracks on Spotify, stop texting bae. Stop dancing with your friends and looking at stuff in your passenger seat. Please look at the road. You’re going to die. Check out this two minute video from AAA: …

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You Probably Shouldn’t Text and Drive with Google Glass Either, Says Study

If one of your reasons for possibly purchasing Google Glass is safer communication while driving, you might want to rethink your assumptions. In what he’s calling the first study of its kind, University of Central Florida researcher Ben Sawyer has tested the notion that texting with Google Glass while driving is safer than doing it the old fashioned way. What …

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Checking Maps While Driving Not Part of Cellphone Ban, Rules California Court

A California appeals court has ruled that consulting Google Maps on your cellphone is not the same thing as talking or texting on said phone, and therefore does not fall under the handheld ban the state issued back in 2008. Effectively, that means you can use your device to look up directions without the fear of an eagle-eyed cop handing …

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Police Catch Florida Man’s Texting & Driving Crash on Video

Texting while driving is stupid, reckless, dangerous, and an all around dick move. Everybody knows this, but the majority of adults continue to do it. Why? Well, why does anybody do anything, really? I’m going to go with selfishness, as opposed to stupidity. You can fix selfishness. Every week it seems there’s a new story about some distracted driver doing …

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Woman Named Cowit Hit a Bunch of Cows While Texting and Driving

In you-couldn’t-possibly-make-up-if-you-tried news, a woman named Daisy Cowit has been charged with a handful of crimes after plowing into a bunch of cattle in Orange County, New York. According to witnesses and police, Cowit was texting and driving when the incident occurred. She claims that she was simply checking her phones for an incoming call – but did admits that …

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Here’s What Texting While Driving Will Cost You in the US

If you’re caught texting while driving, the fine you could be forced to pay varies wildly depending on which US state you’re in when you’re caught in the act. According to a handy map compiled by Mother Jones, the lowest maximum fine for a first-time offender resides in California at just $20. And according to the map, you really don’t …

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Texting Driver Crashes into a Lake, Survives but Faces Charges

Guys. Hey guys…guys? You have to stop texting while driving. Yes, according to recent surveys about half of you admit to the practice and a whopping 98% of you admit to doing it even though you know it’s dangerous – so we all know this is a serious issue. But you’ve gotta put down the phone. A 25-year-old Maryland woman …

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Texting Someone While They’re Driving Could Leave You Liable in New Jersey

A New Jersey appeals court has just handed down one of the most baffling rulings concerning technology and civil liability that you’re likely to see. Ever. In plain words, the court has ruled that future texters who knowingly text someone who’s driving can potentially be held liable for that remote text. That means that, in theory, if you text your …

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New Texting While Driving Game Is Exactly As Hard As It Should Be

You know that texting while driving is terribly dangerous and can lead to you running straight into a big truck full of crap. Or most likely something worse, like another human being. If you need a quick refresher on how texting while driving can screw up your life, as well as the lives of others, take a look at Werner …

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Texting Driver Runs into a Bunch of Crap. Literally.

Texting while driving is pretty stupid. As is eating a sloppy burger while driving, or putting on mascara while driving. Basically, when you’re driving – you should drive. Distracted driving has always been an issue, but it has definitely vaulted its position from issue to all-out safety hazard now that everyone has a mobile phone in their pocket. Recent studies …

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