1. eve6er69's Avatar
    This is just a post to remind people as much as we think we have it under control it is really unsafe to take your eyes off the road.

    I created this post because last weekend I was affected by someone texting and driving in a very expensive Mercedes.

    Sunday morning at 4AM I was awoken to a loud bang and vibrating of my home. When I quickly got normal clothes on and ran outside I saw this. Results of texting and driving.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1382192953.246307.jpgResults of texting and driving.-imageuploadedbytapatalk1382192975.434660.jpg

    If it weren't for my front porch being so old and made of concrete he would have come through the house and landed in my living room.

    Nobody was hurt except for the driver having road rash.

    Right before the tow truck came to remove the car a fireman went to take the keys from the ignition and noted that the kids cellphone was still going off inside the car with text sounds.

    So as much as you think it won't happen to you or affect you one day it will.

    Up until this happened to me I used to sparingly text and drive but tried to use Siri to do so but she's not always accurate. Now I leave it for a stop sign or a red light if I know it's slightly important.


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    10-19-2013 10:33 AM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    Wow!


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    10-19-2013 10:46 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    To everyone reading this: your replies to people aren't as important as your safety. If you really have to reply to texts within seconds, go Siri or some other form of voice input. Stay safe.
    10-19-2013 10:58 AM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Omgoodness, this is horrifying... I can't even imagine being awaken by this and going out to see this sight.


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    10-19-2013 10:58 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thankfully, you and your family are safe......I can tell you stories that would blow your mind in regard to the things I've seen and have witnessed over the years. Anyway, thank you for sharing your frightful experience with us. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend...
    10-19-2013 11:26 AM
  6. pr1nce's Avatar
    Thank God you and your family are fine. Thanks for reminding us of the dangers of texting and driving.
    10-19-2013 11:59 AM
  7. li2327's Avatar
    I use to be a texter and driver. It use to drive my daughters crazy. I don't do it anymore. It's a very dangerous game to play. Thank God everyone is ok. Thanks for sharing that.


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    10-19-2013 12:07 PM
  8. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    @ eve6er69: glad this didn't up worse for you or the driver

    @ JustMe'D: I think you SHOULD tell these stories, if you are able to.
    10-19-2013 12:10 PM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    Also worth mentioning: this isn't just a "kid's thing." A lot of older folks feel compelled to pick up their new iPhones every time it rings, dings, or buzzes. Just this week, my 66 year-old mother answered a FaceTime call while driving. Had to read her the riot act.
    10-19-2013 12:55 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Did the driver admit to texting and driving?

    Glad to hear your family was safe and your home didn't sustain significant damage!
    10-19-2013 01:03 PM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing, I am glad you and your family are ok. I see this a lot, I am an EMT some times they walk away and sometimes they don't. The rate of accidents due to texting and driving just keeps climbing. And what's worse is a lot of the time it's not the one texting getting hurt. There is no text that is worth it.
    10-19-2013 01:12 PM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I stopped using my phone at all in the car. When you are talking on the phone your focus becomes only the 2 inches around your head. Scientifically proven. But I stopped when my friend told me why he doesn't use his phone in the car anymore. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend and she was driving, then he listened on the phone as she crashed her car died, he heard it all.


    Blazin' From Mini 2 You
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    10-19-2013 02:09 PM
  13. eve6er69's Avatar
    Did the driver admit to texting and driving?

    Glad to hear your family was safe and your home didn't sustain significant damage!
    No. When the fireman went to take the keys out of the ignition he stated to the kids father that his phone was going off like crazy. The kid claimed to see a deer. I've lived here for 11 years and I have yet to see a dear since I live in a city.


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    10-19-2013 11:04 PM
  14. eve6er69's Avatar
    Thankfully, you and your family are safe......I can tell you stories that would blow your mind in regard to the things I've seen and have witnessed over the years. Anyway, thank you for sharing your frightful experience with us. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friend...
    Yeah. I'm a lineman for a large cable company so I see many poles hit from texting. It's overtime for me. Lol


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    10-19-2013 11:10 PM
  15. eve6er69's Avatar
    I stopped using my phone at all in the car. When you are talking on the phone your focus becomes only the 2 inches around your head. Scientifically proven. But I stopped when my friend told me why he doesn't use his phone in the car anymore. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend and she was driving, then he listened on the phone as she crashed her car died, he heard it all.


    Blazin' From Mini 2 You
    That's horrible. I wouldn't be able to drive after that.


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    10-19-2013 11:11 PM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    I stopped using my phone at all in the car. When you are talking on the phone your focus becomes only the 2 inches around your head. Scientifically proven. But I stopped when my friend told me why he doesn't use his phone in the car anymore. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend and she was driving, then he listened on the phone as she crashed her car died, he heard it all.


    Blazin' From Mini 2 You
    That's awful.
    10-20-2013 12:45 AM
  17. josens's Avatar
    Poor *******. Never text during driving. I drive safe.
    11-08-2013 04:26 AM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    As an ER Nurse I see the end results of this exact thing just about every week. I do think it has gotten better, but not even close to solving the problem unfortunately. People simply don't think that the text can wait and until that happens, we will continue to see exactly what you posted here. I've noticed an increase in smoking and driving too, which IMHO is just as bad. I guess some people either don't care or think they are the only ones on the road. While others think they can do anything while driving and nothing will ever happen to them.....
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    11-08-2013 05:15 AM
  19. sting7k's Avatar
    Wow! Thanks for sharing. Glad everyone was OK.

    Cut it out people!
    11-08-2013 07:28 AM
  20. rMBA13's Avatar
    Use Siri.
    11-08-2013 10:57 AM
  21. mulasien's Avatar
    Use Siri.
    NO! Using Siri to dictate a text is just as distracting when driving as texting normally. They've actually done studies on this. This is a terrible idea and even worse when people think it's a 'safe' alternative.
    11-08-2013 01:29 PM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    I never ever text while driving. If I talk its hands free and has to super important.
    I use my Bluetooth speaker for GPS voice only.
    I keep my phone in my pocket while driving. If get a call or text I'll pull over if I can.


    #Naked Tuesday
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    11-08-2013 01:39 PM
  23. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I despise people that I see texting while driving....I just want to pull them over myself and shake some sense into them !! When I first got my 4S 2 yrs ago, I used Siri once in a while to read and reply to a text....BUT I no longer do this either. It really is just as distracting so now if I know I'm expecting an important call or text I will find somewhere to pull over and then respond. I will never text or talk on a phone and drive. There is my life and too many others that would be put at risk !!
    11-08-2013 02:15 PM
  24. thatgirl87's Avatar
    Holy ****! A car crashed into our trees in front of our house 2 years ago. When I used to drive, I never texted. Driving requires too much concentration. I don't understand how people think they can drink and drive, text and drive, doing anything that can mess up their driving.


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    11-08-2013 03:08 PM

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