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This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby Anonymous2012 » Jul 19th, 2012, 9:05 am

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8203091.stm

They need this in our driving schools...
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Re: This will open your eyes on Texting and Driving

Postby Jo » Jul 19th, 2012, 9:23 am

Please advise, this video contains upsetting images. View at your discretion.
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Re: This will open your eyes on Texting and Driving

Postby majjjl » Jul 19th, 2012, 11:36 am

Its unfortunate that they need to make a re-enactment movie like this to get people to smarten up...
I agree they need better education like this. Europe seems to always be a step ahead....
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Re: This will open your eyes on Texting and Driving

Postby dsldriver » Sep 28th, 2012, 5:11 am

And the problem is that movies like this are shown all over the world and yet I still see it everyday in Kelowna. I have no problem with someone sending a quick message when stopped at a light (not sure why the law does), but while you're driving a 2 ton machine down the road is just sheer idiocy.
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby Takin it easy ! » Sep 28th, 2012, 9:11 am

I think that most of the addicted phoneoholics think this will never happen to them they are just to cool and how dare they tell me I cant use my phone in my car.
I dont know what its going to take to put an end to this stupidity :clueless:
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby grammafreddy » Sep 28th, 2012, 11:17 am

Takin it easy ! wrote:I dont know what its going to take to put an end to this stupidity :clueless:


When they die in an accident, it usually stops them.
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby Takin it easy ! » Sep 28th, 2012, 11:45 am

grammafreddy wrote:
Takin it easy ! wrote:I dont know what its going to take to put an end to this stupidity :clueless:


When they die in an accident, it usually stops them.
Sad but true !
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby xlauvawke » Sep 29th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Not going to lie, i kind of laughed at this PSA clip.
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby Takin it easy ! » Sep 30th, 2012, 8:57 am

xlauvawke wrote:Not going to lie, i kind of laughed at this PSA clip.
IMO some fools will laugh at anything easier to laugh than think !
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Sep 30th, 2012, 9:55 am

xlauvawke wrote:Not going to lie, i kind of laughed at this PSA clip.


Which part was the funniest for you ?
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby xlauvawke » Sep 30th, 2012, 1:55 pm

SmokeOnTheWater wrote:Which part was the funniest for you ?


The hyper-dramatization and visual effects.

Don't get me wrong, i understand the message, it's just the media in which the message is conveyed that makes me chuckle.

SmokeOnTheWater wrote:Be careful ... karma is a bi .... you will not laugh when it happens to you or your loved ones.


I don't believe in karma but i do believe that if you do something stupid or irresponsible you WILL pay the consequences at one point or another. As for if it were me or my family, i would still probably laugh. My brother rolled his car because he was driving too fast for his cars capabilities and his own lack of skill so i laughed at him. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at things) he wasn't really hurt in the "accident" which has done nothing to dissuade him from his speeding habits.

Edit: apparently it looks like i'm implying that i never speed, this is not true.
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby P_J_Manning » Dec 12th, 2012, 4:33 pm

xlauvawke wrote:..... As for if it were me or my family, i would still probably laugh. My brother rolled his car because he was driving too fast for his cars capabilities and his own lack of skill so i laughed at him......



Tell us, would have have still have laughed had he been killed or paralysed, or if he had rolled into another car killing or seriously injuring the innocent people in it, or if he had rolled into a yard full of kids!!!

Melodrama or not, the message was serious, and should be treated that way.
Also driving a car is a serious business, it is essential a weapon in the wrong hands.
Using any hand held device has been illegal in a lot of Europe for well over a decade, and carries a lot more of a penalty if caught, than it does here.
If you kill someone whilst driving on the phone you can be facing murder charges!
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Re: This will open your eyes on texting and driving

Postby xlauvawke » Dec 12th, 2012, 7:48 pm

P_J_Manning wrote:Tell us, would have have still have laughed had he been killed or paralysed, or if he had rolled into another car killing or seriously injuring the innocent people in it, or if he had rolled into a yard full of kids!!!


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