Texting while driving

by Stephen on May 24, 2012 · 22 comments

in Life

Hi Friends,

Texting is really cool and is really convenient but what do you think about texting while driving? Do you think that it is dangerous like elder people tell you or do you think that you can handle it just fine?

For me, I initially thought, eh, no big deal, I am in control, plus there is always the urge to respond right away, you know…

UNTIL ONE DAY… a friend texted me while I was driving home from the gym. It was nothing important but I responded to his text…. while driving through a big long curve with trees on the sides blocking my view of the road ahead. As I was about to complete the big curve, I saw a lot of cars 50 feet in front of me, all stopped…

They stopped for the red light… but because I was busy on the phone and I didn’t see the road well, I wasn’t prepared to stop the car at all. I slammed on my brakes and thanks God I was able to stop my car in time.

I felt cold and sweat. On the rest of the way home, I thought about my decision in replying to my friend’s text. Was it a good idea to risk my life and maybe someone else’s life too just to respond to an unimportant text? Plus the financial trouble should be very expensive… texting while driving wasn’t worth it at all.

Since then, I have become very careful about my driving and today, I make this page in hope to spread the word about the huge consequences of texting while driving. Please spare out 5 minutes and watch the video below, created by school and police in the UK. It based on a real life accident.

 

Mobile phones have become very popular and teens texting while driving are on the rise. According to recent government statistic, accidents caused by texting while driving are more than accidents caused by drunk while driving. Some states have started to create laws to make texting while driving illegal.

Texting while driving is very dangerous. Please watch the video above and if you are still not convinced, please do a research and let us know in the comments below.

Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving:

 

What do you think about texting while driving? Do you think you are a good driver and you can handle texting while driving just fine? Have your say in the comments.

 

Useful texting while driving links:

If you find this story useful, please share with a friend!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ellye Bell May 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I think it’s sad =(

2 Violet May 26, 2012 at 1:02 am

Serves her right, she deserves to die.

3 Chintu May 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

I will never text while driving……..after this story. :)

4 Manya May 28, 2012 at 4:05 am

Really a story to learn from!

5 Sarah June 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

She didn’t die though.. after all the texting.
Lives were in her hands. :(

6 Crystal June 4, 2012 at 3:45 am

Thank you for saving my life so someone told me something and it kind of stayed with me so I am gonna share it “Don’t temp fate that text can wait”

7 Neha July 2, 2012 at 3:16 am

While walking too we should not text. I have lost my friend just because she was walking and texting insted we should stand at one place then u can text unlimited at least u’ll be safe not like my friend.

8 Leslie September 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Texting while driving is seriously life threatening. I am a local to the school bus photo above. The young man driving the silver truck was texting and didn’t notice the diesel stopped~ the bus driver tried to avoid the accident, but couldn’t. Obviously the young man was killed. However, what this picture doesn’t show is the second bus that was following. The second bus crashed into the first bus killing another young girl. So much hurt because a text that just couldn’t wait… Please~ Don’t Text and Drive…

9 Ahmad October 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Please don’t text or chat with friends while driving or riding. Care for yourself and others.

10 Dolraj khanal October 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

This is really tragedy. One should not only stop texting, all should stop this, texting while driving is a serious problem taking others life….

11 Tim January 26, 2013 at 1:07 am

Cell phone use should not be allowed at all while driving. It is not just texting it is also placing and receiving calls. Automobile manufacturers should include cell phone syncing devices in all models of cars, not just the cars for the wealthy.

12 Jackie January 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Poor Violet (no 2 comment), have you never made a mistake in your life? Some empathy is needed, and this educational video sent around the world. It’s stupid to text and drive, stupid, stupid! But none of us are perfect. Let’s educate and get these foolish people to realize that a car can be a ‘deadly weapon’ if not given your undivided attention. Don’t ‘play’ in a car. Drive with care. Please listen world.

13 Kelsey June 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Yes. I have seen this video before, I will admit It’s a habit to respond to the text, but it can wait, I will not do it anymore, life is too precious to waste. Those pictures are so sad, and I really agree with what Tim said, that is a fabulous idea. The wealthy shouldn’t have all the luxury, especially when lives can be saved!!!!!!!! Im a horse woman, so probably many people would not understand when I say this, but it would be a lot safer if we still could ride our horses most places than drive our car.

14 Grace April 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I had to stop watching after the little girl said,”Mommy, Daddy, wake up.” I will never text and drive and I won’t let that happen to my children, ever.

15 Stephen April 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Grace, you are awesome!

16 Ashley May 12, 2014 at 11:44 am

This is no joke.

17 Aric Ledesma October 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I think people shouldn’t text and drive. It’s extremely dangerous, and it could serious injury or death. I myself text when I drive time to time, it’s a bad habit that I need to get rid of. People that feel confident in texting and driving at the same time are foolish and that good luck will only last so long. Don’t text and drive! Buckle up!

18 ASHANTI November 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I THINK ITS NOT SAFE WHILE DRIVING BUT MY MOM REXTS AND DRIVES WHILE SHE IS DRIVING AND WE HAVE NEVER GOT IN AN ACCIDENT

19 Tony November 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

This is a very good story!!!!!! DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE the way I am doing right now to type this letter or note or whatever. STAY SAFE AND DRUG FREE (:

20 Angel cruz November 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Good story and comments !

21 Manuel November 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

These people should pay attention to the street these people are so dumb and stupid like the people at the pictures

22 Pepito juanito November 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I agree with manuel

Leave a Comment

Current ye@r *