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Are you still texting while driving?  Wikipedia - Texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle.

If your answer is yes, then that's not good! Without going into deep statistical data , your life is at risk and you put others in danger when you text while driving.

 Based on my experience I can state that the subtle time that passes when texting is amazing. And while driving you seem to lose track of your surroundings even though it appears that you are aware of what's going on around you (it's weird). Your perception has been distorted just by practicing this odd technique. Your car still travels many feet per second and your focus has been eliminated from the most important thing you are supposed to be doing at the time....DRIVING A CAR!

Ask yourself a couple of questions about the times you were texting while driving.... "Do you remember if the light was red or green?"   "Did you come to a full stop at the stop sign and look both ways prior to proceeding forward?"   " What  was the car behind you doing?"  And, "At what speed were you traveling?"  Just a few of these "hello" are you sleep at the wheel or just texting! These are questions everyone should consider.

We don't need laws to tell or make us stop texting while driving....We need to exercise common sense practices when handling an automobile. Be safe out there on the road.... and hold all calls.

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Comments (4)

Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates

If you are going to test while you drive, I suggest writing your own obituary.


Great post.

Aug 24, 2011 02:43 AM
Juan Bassett
Long & Foster - Germantown, MD

Roger that Erv!  Sad but true!! 

Aug 24, 2011 02:49 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I don't text while I am driving unless I am at a stop light. I can't don't feel comfortable doing it while actually driving. So I don't do it.

Aug 24, 2011 06:18 AM
Juan Bassett
Long & Foster - Germantown, MD

Sussie, Hopefully our texting can wait until the car is parked. The problem is that we lose sight of our surroundings ... even if for a moment. And that's when something unexpected can happen. 

Aug 24, 2011 06:27 AM