Posts Tagged ‘driving’

 

Ya just gotta watch this ; TOTALLY  FUNNY; reality show people in their 20s and up who are trying to get a drivers

license.Granted this is NYC – because in Minnesota or Oregon or Louisiana NOBODY past age 16 is not driving.

Some of these people are educators- a terrifying thought..

 

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SEE THIS LINK

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING : ACTUAL ACCIDENT FOOTAGE

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING CRASHES: THE ACTUAL VIDEO   Please see the above link and paste in your browser. Terrifying. APPSNEWBIE

DEATH BY TEXT

Driving While Texting (DWT): FOR THOSE YOU LOVE: DON’T

Please paste this in your browser.

http://youtu.be/505k3YCc7Bw

Driving While Texting (DWT)

DWT is the new Drunk Driver of the  American  highways. 

 Researchers in one study demonstrated that driving while texting was twice as dangerous as driving while talking on the phone, a practice which has been shown to be as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08.

This is the general threshold for intoxicated driving.

 A separate report found that texting and driving is MORE dangerous than drunken driving. It has also been shown that texting is more dangerous than listening, dialing, talking or reaching for a device.

Why IS DWT Dangerous?

Using a communication device, for any purpose, can be distracting and dangerous.

According to scientists, the brain has a very difficult time processing different information streams. As a result, drivers who are concentrating on eating, dealing with children or changing the radio station — let alone typing a message or having a heated argument with their spouse — have difficulty focusing on the task at hand and reacting to road conditions.

 

Though driving while texting is a problem among most age groups, it is a bigger problem among teens. As a result, many states prohibit minors from using cell phones for any purpose while driving.

In the United States Congress, legislation has been proposed that would prohibit drivers nationwide, of all ages, from sending emails or text messages while driving.

Driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. One of the fastest growing and most problematic of driver distractions is text messaging.

Numerous studies in recent years have linked auto accidents to text messaging and cell phone use. In response, in January of 2009 the National Safety Council urged state and federal lawmakers to ban the use of cell phones and other text-messaging devices while driving.

Since then, 14 states plus the District of Columbia have banned texting while driving, and several U.S. senators have united behind a bill that would ban driving while texting (DWT) nationwide.

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous, as well as negligent.

ARE YOU GUILTY?

APPSNEWBIE Wonders

 

TEXAS AUTOBAHN:DEATH BY TEXT:NO NIGHT DRIVING SPEED LIMITS

HONK and Copy the link.

Thank you so much for a REALLY great visual.

My appreciation to http://www.autoguide.com

and Vertical Scope.

They REALLY are experts in the transportation market and what a great visual.

http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/d/418363-4/85-speed-limit.jpg

 

THE NEW TEXAS AUTOBAHN: NO SPEED LIMIT AND

MORE DEATH BY TEXT ?

 

Well, dip me in butter and roll me in nuts- as  I gleefully plagarize Berta of Two and a Half Men.

I am SPEECHLESS –nearly – at the decision of the Texas House of Representatives who approved a new transportation bill that will raise speed limits up to 85 mph in select areas, and put an END to the night-time speed limit as well.

This is I ADDITION to the VETO by Governor Perry of the Texas statewide ban on texting while driving bill.

HMM- are we not killing and maiming each other fast enough? We need help, already?

That Vetoed bill was Texas House Bill 242, which would have enacted a statewide ban on texting while driving. At least three cities, including Austin, Texas have already banned such texting, and the state already bans texting in school zones. ( A nod to the safety of children)

Governor Perry said that texting while driving “is reckless and irresponsible” but that he saw the distracted driving bill as “a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.”

(LIKE WE DO NOT NEED TO HAVE OUR DRIVING MANAGED? ASKS) Current Texas law already prohibits drivers under age 18 from texting behind the wheel.

BUT – just how is this enforced –and what are the penalties? Another  paper tiger?

YIPPPEE- let me see- no speed limit- no text bans- no limits.

By the way- Appsnewbie has lived in Texas- I know of whence I speak about Texas driving habits. Driving the rush hours and Houston and Dallas Texas are like taking your life in your own hands – and

The hill country in Texas – at night is pitch black- in the winter the hills are GLAZED with ice –and extremely steep.

In Texas there are NO sand trucks –or snow plows-

(In your dreams)and the Texas driver only knows how to stomp on  the brakes-and forget about knowing how to drive on ice.

Here it is- y’all are on a back road in your Suburban-

Just been out partying –driving  between  Round Rock and Georgetown- just cruising after a FUN night in downtown Austin – just a few brews- so floor that puppy and text your friend in another vehicle

“GOING 90 and u

That is when you hit then other car head on when he came around the bend…all you saw were headlights and it was SO FAST.

 

 

 

My heartfelt thanks to AT&T, the participants and our public servants who so bravely appeared in this heartbreaking video.

APPSNEWBIE DOES NOT TEXT AND DRIVE.

In a recent road trip from Florida to Minneapolis, friends asked why I did i not answer or speak on the phone as I drove; I said becajs esif I do  I will kill myself – or someone else.

There is NO WAY I can naviate around  an 18 wheeler truck  slamming on his brakes- right in front of me -

or

TRY  TO MISS HUGE pieces of thrown “tire rubber ” that I MUST avoid hitting  or take out my OWN tires or my vehicle’s front end-

OR  AVOID METAL grocery carts – YES – OMG—flying across an  oncoming lane at 70 MPH -

I will be dead – and  may very well take other innocents  with me.

I DO  NOT CHOOSE DEATH BY TEXT…I DO  NOT CHOOSE DEATH BY DISTRATED DRIVING

WHAT IS THE LAW in YOUR STATE??

APPSNEWBIE WONDERS

 

PLEASE  Watch AT&T’s new 10-minute documentary titled “The Last Text,” featuring stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel. 

AT&T created this documentary as part of its “It Can Wait” campaign because we want consumers be safe while using our technology.

We are grateful and humbled by the bravery of the people who agreed to be on camera for the documentary. We would have no story to tell without them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DebhWD6ljZs

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