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    What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

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    Question What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Chris on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:11 pm

    oth are bad, obviously, but who do you have more disdain for: the drunk driver who causes an accident or the texter who does?



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Bluesmama on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:13 pm

    Texting. People driving drunk can still keep their eyes on the road, although their reflexes are dulled. You can't text and watch what's in front of you.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Alan Smithee on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:14 pm

    You could almost make an excuse for the drunk because their judgement is impaired (almost by definition) but at least a sober texter can put the fucking phone down at any time. A drunk is drunk for the whole ride. I have no sympathy for either though.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Alan Smithee on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:16 pm

    I heard of a medical study that found that just talking on a hand held phone while driving was equal to driving while impaired.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Bluesmama on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:25 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:I heard of a medical study that found that just talking on a hand held phone while driving was equal to driving while impaired.



    I can believe it, because it dulls the attention span. Driving is one thing where multi-tasking is NOT a plus!



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Tony Marino on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:33 pm

    Both are bad!



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Shale on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:27 pm

    Both are bad and result in too many innocent ppl being killed by someone else's stupid decisions. Which is why I DELIGHT at news stories where a texter or drunk hit a solid object that kills them. The roads are just a little safer when that GOOD news occurs.




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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Nystyle709 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:32 pm

    I have a great disdain for both, but I'll go with drunk driving. Countless more people have been killed by drunk drivers than texting drivers.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Nystyle709 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:33 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:I heard of a medical study that found that just talking on a hand held phone while driving was equal to driving while impaired.

    It's not. Maybe for some people.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Nhaiyel on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:42 pm

    Both deserve their licenses revoked, but to me the texting driver is the bigger idiot, because their senses weren't compromised. They had the wits to know better, but chose to place value in something as unnecessary as reading and sending texts while operating a motor vehicle. Just a goofy thing to do.



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    Question Re: What's worse: texting while driving or drunk driving?

    Post by Alan Smithee on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:49 pm

    Nystyle709 wrote:

    It's not. Maybe for some people.

    Shrugs (Oh well…) Tell it to the doctors who did the study.



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