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Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
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Cara Latham
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3/28/2013 | 9:31:44 PM
re: Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
This shouldn't be surprising-- as we become a more mobile workforce, workers are spending more time responding to emails from their managers, co-workers, and clients while out of the office. Still, this doesn't excuse any irresponsible behavior, but I can definitely see how adults would be worse offenders than their kids, especially considering all the educational programs geared toward preventing teens' texting while driving. Perhaps more of these messages should be aimed at the adults.
UberGoober
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3/29/2013 | 2:52:52 PM
re: Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
If you work for a company the requires you to be that connected, you're probably in the wrong place. There's no excuse for risking the lives of those around you just to get a reply to a text or email out a few minutes sooner, but scarcely a day goes by when I don't have to dodge someone thumbing away at a phone while they should be paying attention to the world around them. One can only hope that when these morons do mess up in a really catastrophic way, they find a nice bridge abutment to hit instead of a soccer mom in a minivan full of kids.

Driving while texting should be treated exactly like drunk driving, Won't happen, though, until we get an organization like MADD. Too bad that MADWT doesn't trip lightly off the tongue.


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