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Old 05-31-2018, 11:32 AM
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Default Parents please teach your kids not to text and drive

Really all of us. We just lost two friends to a texter. My wife and I rode our bikes with Phil and his wife Nadine. Phil just retired at 65 and bought a new Harley trike. They were out riding the other day stopped at a light and a woman ran right into the back of them full speed, ejecting both into oncoming traffic, they were both pronounced dead at the scene with massive trauma. RIP Phil and Nadine. An absolute preventive tragedy.
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So sorry for your loss. Such a sad tragedy, and texting and driving is so preventable.
My prayers to you and I hope your memories of them are fond.
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As an avid cyclist (bikes), it has become really scary riding on the road. It really is an epidemic.

Sorry for the loss of your friends. Sucks.
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They are everywhere, just yesterday the car directly behind me got plowed. When he got hit, instead of slamming into me, his car ended up getting thrown into the oncoming lane and got plowed again from the front. How I walked away unscathed I do not know.


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Sorry to hear about this.

I'm thinking that accidents that involve texting while driving should be treated the same as a DUI.
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:17 PM
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The driver needs to spend a long time in jail for vehicular homicide not unintentional vehicular manslaughter with probation. They need to keep locking up "nice, good kids and place them in hard prison. Eventually if enough "good kids" do hard time the word will get out not to text and drive. Of course this is only fantasy, probation, ankle bracelet and loss of DL for a year or 2 is reality.
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Damn! Sorry to hear that.

I see it everyday. People driving distracted while texting or talking on the phone. They swerve all over the road and don't pay attention. Take a look around you while you are at a stop light and you will see at least one person who is obliviously staring at their phone and not paying attention.

It has gotten quite ridiculous!
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Really all of us. We just lost two friends to a texter. My wife and I rode our bikes with Phil and his wife Nadine. Phil just retired at 65 and bought a new Harley trike. They were out riding the other day stopped at a light and a woman ran right into the back of them full speed, ejecting both into oncoming traffic, they were both pronounced dead at the scene with massive trauma. RIP Phil and Nadine. An absolute preventive tragedy.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friends.

Texting, etc. while driving is really an epidemic. A few years back I was in a rental car and was rear-ended by a driver that I believe was on his phone just prior to the crash. Didn't know it at the time, but searched him up afterwards on facebook and saw he had posted a selfie just a few minutes prior. I unfortunately, see it all the time around me. My daughters are not at driving age. The oldest, however, has become a hawk when I'm driving somewhere. She is getting real good at spotting texters, or other distracted drivers. When she's of driving age, there will definitely be stipulations on phone use and driving.
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Wow. They were just out having fun and now they are dead. That is a wakeup moment. Sorry to hear about your friends.
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Very sorry for your loss and please don’t take what I’m fixing to ask the wrong way

How is it people can still talk to text, I’m sure it has something to do with the phone not being banned in cars
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Sorry to hear. Texting while driving is one main reason I sold my last bike. And, I had built it from the ground up. I starting noticing folks on their phones while driving. One main thing I noticed is that it is not an age thing. I see tons of older folks playing on their phones while driving. Everyone from teenagers up to blue hair grandma's. It really is worrisome.
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Geeez....so sorry...prayers positivity and hugs...awful
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B Jenner got away withd killing a woman, knocking her car into oncoming traffic.
No questions asked. He got an award just after that, and a ton of money! Why should anyone else pay attention to driving?

It is an epidemic.

Distracted Driving:
Food, Drinks, Phones, Guests, Noise, Music, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, and Jungle Drums.
Haste, Stupidity, Ignorance, Arrogance and, Hate!

We are the Kings and Queens of Not Paying Attention to where the vehicle is going, and a few other things
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Just a nation of thumb monkeys.

Can't imagine how important and busy folks must think they are to have a need for a computer and a telephone in their pocket at all times.

What a sad world.

Why on earth would any teenager need a telephone in their pocket? They don't.

Nothing short of assault with a deadly weapon when you come into my lane while texting. I hope you hit a tree and kill yourself. Seriously.
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Sorry for your loss......

regardless of hands free or not, if a person is in an accident they are at fault regardless, to a percentage...if you're not 100% focused on driving you are distracted to some degree , by text or conversation no matter if it's in your had or hands free....I can assure you a jury of 12 will always without a doubt see it that way. Even if you're not by law at fault, if you are focusing 100% on driving you may could have avoided someone in the wrong.... I was involved in a serious wreck years back before texting was such a big thing, and 1st thing done by the civil case lawyers was subpoena my phone records to see if I was on the phone...luckily I was not...
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Well I have been depressed for days now, but it just dawned on me the poor folks that ran over my friends. They never could have foreseen the coming seconds. They unfortunately will be haunted by this also.
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Sorry to hear about your friends Mike
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Tragedies like the OP's are happening every hour of every day.
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Mike, Im so sorry for what happened to your friends. I do agree that it needs to be on par with drunk driving.
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Just got an email from my brother. Text is as follows:
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Friends daughter’s car.

Kid texting crossed line, and hit her head on.

In wheelchair. Should recover. Wedding planned for November.



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