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Old 12-11-2007, 02:30 PM   #15
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I wish people who drive would do that, and only that. I also wish that driving laws were enforced more strictly in this regard. As a motorcyclist, these people make my choice of transportation one that I'm seriously thinking of giving up. Idiots, all of 'em.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:41 PM   #16
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I have a friend in Manhattan who was going blind. My son, who does not drive, went to visit him. They decided to go cruising with my friend driving and my son giving directions, right, left, brake, stop etc.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #17
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You didn't say what they were reading. Times best-seller or an Oprah suggestion???
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:02 AM   #18
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You didn't say what they were reading. Times best-seller or an Oprah suggestion???
I think it could turn into a Horry Story.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:09 AM   #19
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what is this?

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who was texting,
What is this thing "texting" anyway?
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:11 PM   #20
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What is this thing "texting" anyway?
You're not serious?
Just in case..
it's sending a text message on ur cellphone or PDA type fone, etc..okay
VERY SLOW AND DANGEROUS AS ALL GET OUT, WHILE DRIVING..
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #21
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The "multi-tasking" trend that seems so prevalent today can be a real invitation to disaster. My most recent experience was with a cashier who was talking on phone while trying to make change. Even though the correct change amount was clearly shown on the cash register she gave me an extra $10 - then became so befuddled when I tried to give it back to her that she had to put her telephone call on hold while she figured it out! If I was an employer I'd keep the telephone at least 10' away from the cash register and prohibit employee cell phones on the premises. Unfortunately, most of the drivers who multi-task won't admit that what they're doing is/was dangerous until they have a serious accident.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #22
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Gosh I'm not a good enough driver to text, read novels, or talk on the cellphone while concentrating on traffic, I need to give it my full attention to avoid problems, guess its my age showing.

I was at a family funeral and saw my cousins from the back their heads were bent, I thought wow, how nice they're remembering so and so in prayer, I get closer and they are texting, before the funeral, during the funeral, and at the graveside. So much for the work life balance eh? I can see why blackberries are nicknamed crackberries.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:28 PM   #23
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The humm of the truck going down the road is very relaxing! I have never tried any major amount of reading but it is a good time to take a nap ! That is why manufacturers put those reclining seats in our vehicles. Other drivers are great, they honk and wake you up every time you inadvertantly go into the oncoming lane. Many of them are so courteous as to go on the shoulder just to give you extra time for a quick stretch & yawn . This sleep technique saves a lot of time (multi-tasking) and allows you to be fresh when you reach your destination...assuming you don't over sleep and pass your turn . You do need to practice sleep driving so you only to go straight or veer left when sleeping, if you go right on a two lane no one wakes you up until your off the road.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:33 AM   #24
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Group "W" bench

I'm imagining a young man sitting on the group "W" bench. (the place you sit when rejected for military service) I ask him why the situation? His reply "Well I was having text in my convertible" Well I'm off to Alices for breakfast hoping that kid rehabilitates himself.
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U cn get nfin u wnt @alices rstRNt, excepting Alice

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Is this a quote from the idiot that eats his own poop and flings it at the even more idiotic fans? Just wondering, I think his name was GG Allen, he was a "musician", now dead(Pretty sure it was overdose).
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Is this a quote from the idiot that eats his own poop and flings it at the even more idiotic fans? Just wondering, I think his name was GG Allen, he was a "musician", now dead(Pretty sure it was overdose).
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #28
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A couple of years ago I was merging onto the interstate on my way to work just before dawn and I looked over into the next lane and the guy driving had the dome light on and was reading a book will driving at least 70 MPH! I slowed down and let him get sufficiently ahead of me. When he crashed, I wanted it to be someone far ahead of me and not me.

The British seem to do a lot of studies on cell phone use. Perhaps it is because they are so popular in that country. Anyway, a study they did about a year ago proved that a person's reaction time while using a cell phone is FAR worse than that of someone that is way past the legal level of intoxication. I certainly believe that just from my own person empirical knowledge. That's why I try to never drive while using my cell phone. On those rare occasions when I do have to use it while driving I use a hands free blue-tooth device. I still feel that a conversation on one of these devices is more distracting than a one-on-one conversation with a passenger.
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