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Drivers still texting on the road

July 14, 2013

As of the first of the month, using a handheld cellphone while driving is a primary offense that could result in a traffic citation, just as is texting while driving....

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Privatized

Jul-14-13 3:19 PM

Indeed they're still texting and talking. From big trucks to small cars, heads tilted to one side, one hand on the wheel and gesturing, pointing, weaving like a drunk, 10 miles above or below the posted limit, and putting others at risk while doing so.

I'm starting to think walking and cell phone use is a problem. You see them all the time, "I'm in the store looking at jelly and I just saw the bread aisle, starting to write my check, walking out the door, left foot right foot...", every move must be reported. The strangest though are the ones with an ear device you don't see, they walk right at you, look right at you, talking away, then you try to respond to them. lol

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RANDOM21

Jul-14-13 3:22 PM

It used to be a sign of a mental health issue when someone walked around talking to the voices in their head. Now you have to assume a blue-tooth apparatus of some sort is being used. Occasionally you still see a person talking to"some body else" and they don't have an ear wig. Just don't know anymore.

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IFHPED

Jul-15-13 12:17 AM

Some people are so self important.

I hate it when we are at a restaurant and someone's stupid cell phone rings, loudly, and they just HAVE to talk to the caller. Then, you can hear everything they say because they talk loud. Like I give a flip what they are talking about!

It totally ruins our dining experience.

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Privatized

Jul-15-13 11:55 AM

I watch certain people whip out their phones as soon as it peeps, screen the call or answer, but their excuse for not answering is always a dead battery, left the phone somewhere, etc. But the phone is always within reach or in use when you see them.

Send them a text and they're right on it. Then they'll text with a question that requires a complex answer and insist you text instead of call. When they do that, I want to send - rpobvj3pobj3[oi - and let them figure it out. Too many people just can't, or won't, communicate verbally.

We were taught phone etiquette in the 4th grade, but nobody even knows what that is these days.

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stinkbomb

Jul-16-13 7:04 PM

Blabbing and texting will get much worse before it gets better. Unlike alcohol, there aren't massive amounts of money to make from stopping a texter or lawyers for texters. The DMV doesn't get its pound of flesh either like they do for reinstating your license, dui classes etc. Not to mention, there is NO textalyzer :)

Even in fatal accidents, it's almost impossible to prove someone was blabbing because the phone is lost or smashed somewhere.

No, this will go on forever because the state only cares about your safety if money is involved.

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