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I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Snn5
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New research from AT&T reveals that 70 percent of people engage their smartphone while driving.

Most of them are texting and emailing (a combined 94 percent), but many have taken up other activities behind the wheel, like browsing the Web (28 percent), checking social media (66 percent across platforms), snapping a selfie (17 percent), shooting a video (12 percent), or video chatting (10 percent).


Drivers Are Doing What With Their Smartphones?! | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Khines5705
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Sad thing is, I bet the percentages are actually higher and many people are ashamed to admit they engage in these activities while driving. Laws that are put in place to curb this are not working. It's just impossible to protect people from their own stupid decisions.

Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Snn5
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I was riding with a friend recently.  I looked over and he was trying to watch Netflix on his Note while driving.  I said a few choice words and told him to pull over if that was the best example of the "raising his mother gave him."  Since we were going Interstate speeds with a 26 foot u-Haul and a brand new car on a dollie in tow, he decided to refrain.

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Snn5
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Speaking of Interstate, I saw this bus, but was unable to snap a photo fast enough.

I thought to myself..."I hope this bus is like the actual S6 and DOES NOT rotate."

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Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Khines5705
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So you were taking pictures while driving? LOL

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Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Snn5
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Speaking of Interstate, I saw this bus, but was unable to snap a photo fast enough.

This is a stock image from elsewhere that I just removed identifiable info from.

I saw a similar bus on the same interstate ride as the above reply.

Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
Khines5705
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Thanks for clarifying. I do admit I have taken a few photos when I was driving and I shouldn't have.

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MiiHere
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It's not that the laws fault, it's the people who don't follow the law and the police that are not upholding the law that render the law useless. In OR you're not even allowed to be holding your phone, but in SC you can text at a red light (or so I've heard.) OR has one of the lowest motor vehicle death rates, while SC has the highest. OR police do administer tickets for the violation; have heard numerous stories. SC police drive past the swerving driver using their phone; I've witnessed it and I haven't heard a single story saying otherwise.

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Snn5
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Re: I don't understand how people do all this behind a wheel when driving:
CherylH224
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They can do it all but certainly not well!

Last summer my car sustained over $7,000 in damage because some kid decided to text while driving. He was looking down and didn't realize me and three other cars were stopped at a light. The impact of his car on the car behind me caused several cars in a row to collide. (Mine was in the middle so I had front and rear damage.) Smiley Sad

I rarely texted while driving beforehand but I haven't gone near my phone while driving since. It's just not worth it. Tens of thousands of dollars in damage overall for one text! Luckily, no one was hurt. That's not always the case though.