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May 20th, 2009
04:00 PM ET
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  1. Yvonne

    Guilty as charged.

    I will look at the blackberry while stopped at a red light. Now, I just keep it in my bag so that i am not tempted to look at it while driving. It's hard since the blackberry is also the telephone but I am done texting while driving. No more "TWD" for me!

    May 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  2. Shorty

    Texting while driving is just as dangerous as talking on cellphones while driving. Common sense should tell people driving demands our attention. Professional drivers should know this more then anyone. Lives depened on all of us paying attention to what we are doing.
    If you have to call or do a text, pull over and do it to your heart's content.

    May 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  3. Donald Watland

    Texting is fine for those who like fiddling with little keys. I would prefer playing a clarinet while commuting, if I had my drothers. I've seen men shaving and women applying make-up in the rear view mirror, while others elect to read the newspaper to help the time go by. We all need a distraction to help with the tension caused by too much traffic!

    May 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm |
  4. marsh

    wow i see the government came up with another way to get money. out of us..they use to say redlight camera was s important and save lives. now they dont use them in my state because they didnt get money they thought they suppose to get.–IT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

    May 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  5. Rudy

    Do not illegalize texting and driving! It may be a very bad idea, but it should absolutely NOT be banned. It should not be the policy of the US government to take away people's rights before they even do anything wrong! If it's legal to eat while driving, or put on music while driving, then it should be legal to operate a phone. It's a judgement call which should be made by the individual, not the government. That is American policy. If you pay for a phone, you should not be prevented from using it.

    Texting while driving should be allowed, but if an accident is caused then the texter should pay the price in the form of a big fine. That is fair, and will also dissuade people from texting while driving just as effectively as outlawing it. Police have better things to do than look for texting drivers!

    May 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  6. Cote

    Let's see! We have already had a commuter train wreck as the engineer was texting only seconds before the wreck.
    Our young people have terrible driving records! Maybe we should allow surgeons to text while operating too?
    Texting is a bad idea when combined with almost anything!
    Fines are not the answer.

    May 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  7. Kari

    This video is so powerful and such an eyeopener for all. My kids are not old enough yet to text but they could be the one's in the backseat of the other car. Texting while driving needs to be OUTLAWED everywhere. Great PSA.

    August 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  8. Marvin Broudy

    If all insurance companies warn drivers their polices will be voided if they are caught texting while driving or involved in an accident because of texting.

    March 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

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