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Stop saying texting while driving might kill you: Texting while driving will kill you

Texting while driving will kill you. When you get behind the wheel of an automobile, you’re already driving a deadly weapon, the automobile. Then you couple that deadly weapon with texting. You now have a deadly weapon driving down the road on auto-pilot. Since you’re not the only one on the road, ultimately, you will injure, cripple or kill yourself and some innocent driver who is abiding by the laws of the road.

There needs to be clear and concise laws regarding “texting while driving. Too many lives are being lost as results of this issue. You can no longer think that it can’t happen to you. If you keep driving as I suppose you will, in a matter of time, will it not only happen to you but it will also happen to one of your family members. Are you still taking it likely now?

Case in point:

Texting Teenager Responsible for Deadly Highway Pile-up

A federal safety official says a 19-year old pickup truck driver involved in a deadly highway pile-up in Missouri last year sent or received 11 texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the accident.

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman said this week it’s clear the pickup driver was manually, cognitively and visually distracted.

In connection with the findings, the NTSB recommended on Tuesday that states ban all driver use of cell phones and other hand electronics, except in times of emergency. The Ban should apply to both hand held and hands-free electronics, the Board said.

Investigators said the young driver sent six texts and received five texts just before his pickup crashed into the back of a tractor truck, beginning a chain collision. The pickup was rear-ended by a school bus, which in turn was rammed by a second school bus.

The pickup truck driver and a 15-year-old student on one of the school buses were killed. Thirty-eight other people were injured in the August 5, 2010, accident near Gray Summit, Mo. Texting while driving has been identified as a scourge on U.S. roads by the Department of Transportation and several states, which have enacted anti-testing laws.


January 7, 2012 - Posted by | Community News | , , , , ,


  1. Texting while driving is a serious danger that keeps many parents up at night! If you are concerned that your child is texting and driving, please download MMGuardian Parental Control FREE. It disables your teen’s ability to text while operating a vehicle, so they stay safe!

    Comment by mmguardian | August 6, 2012 | Reply

  2. 1 death is too many for the family of the deceased person! This needs to stop now!

    Comment by Sam | August 3, 2015 | Reply

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