Fess Up - Are you guilty of TWD? (Texting While Driving)

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Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com NC License #115457

Fess Up - Are you guilty of TWD? (Texting While Driving)

Let's face it, in our business of real estate we are constantly on the go, constantly on our phones, on our computers and iPads emailing, and oh yeah, constantly texting.

Texting while drivingIn fact texting seems to be taking over as a top way of communicating. People are buying smart phones with bigger keypads so they can text easier.

I once asked my 12 year old daughter why I never see her talking on her cell phone? Her answer, "Phones are for texting".

It really is a time saver you have to admit. With texting you get right to the point. And you can be just about anywhere, doing anything and send a quick text to someone for a quick answer to something. Including while you are in your car.

So, I have to ask my fellow comrades, Are you guilty of TWD? Even a little bit? Do you pull over? Do you text while at a stop light?

Fess up. Even if it's to yourself. The firing squad will not come looking for you.

We don't have to be reminded of how dangerous texting and driving can be, but I had a close call the other evening, so I'm DONE. Especially after looking at these photos.

(Click on the photo for more, but I CAUTION YOU! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC! Only if you have a very strong stomach)

There's my confession..

(Photos courtesy of Steiger Law)


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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Mitch!  Excellent post and I know that you would never TWD!!  ;-)  I have seen a car a Providence High School that they had there showing the damage done in a lethal accident from texting while driving.  I worry about our children (grown also) who were raised in this technology age and are attached at the fingertips with their cell phones--primarily texting.  I wish it were mandatory to leave our phones in our trunks while at the wheel.  Someday, that will be the law, I believe!  Great post and very scary graphic.

Dec 03, 2012 02:48 AM #1
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Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
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Thanks Debe! I agree!

Dec 04, 2012 12:50 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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NOPE, it is not worth an accident.   I tell my clients, if I am driving, I will call, but NOT text!

Dec 24, 2012 12:27 AM #3
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Connie Harvey
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Mitch, I did NOT click on the photo, I've seen others and that's enough. I really don't text while driving. I do at a stop light but anything more scares me.

Jan 04, 2013 05:18 AM #4
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Lisa Friedman
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I am guilty of doing it all the time, but not in high traffic situations.  A teenager girl just paralyzed someone texting while driving.  That is so horrible.

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