Scary drive for pregnant woman

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Danielle Gruttadaurio was a day away from her due date and she was tired of being cooped up at home waiting.

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Oct 4, 2008
 
GOD BLESS! Congratulations!
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The gentleman that saved her works at the hospital. God works in mysterious ways! Congratulations to all who were involved in this happy ending even.
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It's impossible to drive defensively while having a cellphone conversation (hands-free or not). So, shut the phone off and concentrate on driving.
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Oct 5, 2008
 
Should have been turn the phone off and concentrate on driving.

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Ex Good Sam Worker wrote:
<quoted text>THEY WERE ON SPEAKER PHONE...Hands Free Allowed in NY
Allowed, but still proven not as safe as not being on the phone. Those who really care don't use one at all when driving. Nothing is that important to talk about when you should be paying attention to the road.

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Allowed, but still proven not as safe as not being on the phone. Those who really care don't use one at all when driving. Nothing is that important to talk about when you should be paying attention to the road.
There you are.Have you been to ranch?
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cell phones cause brain cancer and the 20 somethings have them growing out of their ears. don't care that they are hands free. you can't drive responsivly and talk at the same time. she was very lucky.my question is: what did we do before cell phones. still don't have one. do not want to be avaiable 24/7, to anyone.
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IRRESPONSIBLE- not only being on the phone but, out and about one day before you're "due".
She should have been home massaging her belly.......deep cleansing breath.....
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Oct 5, 2008
 
How times have changed, in my day we were told not to drive after 7 months of pregnancy. I am so happy for all of them. God Bless little Anthony!
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Oct 5, 2008
 
SUNRISE HIGHWAY!!!! and thankfully the suffolk county police were there! it took the sheriffs over 20 minutes to arrive! For the sake of public safety we need suffolk highway patrol back! call your legislators and complain!

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disgraceful wrote:
SUNRISE HIGHWAY!!!! and thankfully the suffolk county police were there! it took the sheriffs over 20 minutes to arrive! For the sake of public safety we need suffolk highway patrol back! call your legislators and complain!
And we also need more people to stop living on the damn phone all the time.
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Oct 5, 2008
 
What about the truck that clipped Mrs.G's car? Mrs. G was a victim of aggressive driving. Why are you all blaming the victim for going out and driving? By the way... when I had my babies I was never told to stay home or not drive when my due date was approaching.

Thank God that Mrs. G and her baby are fine.

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Ex Good Sam Worker wrote:
<quoted text>THEY WERE ON SPEAKER PHONE...Hands Free Allowed in NY
Just because it's legal doesn't make it safe. I don't understand why anyone has to use a phone in the car. She left Speonk, so she was probably only away from home for a half hour or so. What was the big need to talk to her husband in that short time? It is my opinion that call phones are nothing but electronic leashes. I own one, it is for emergencies only.No one knows my number and I have only had to use it once when my car broke down on the Thruway.
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Oct 5, 2008
 
poconoweeze wrote:
cell phones cause brain cancer and the 20 somethings have them growing out of their ears. don't care that they are hands free. you can't drive responsivly and talk at the same time. she was very lucky.my question is: what did we do before cell phones. still don't have one. do not want to be avaiable 24/7, to anyone.
How do you know cell phones cause cancer? Almost every recognized study I've heard of state the opposite.

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What about the truck that clipped Mrs.G's car? Mrs. G was a victim of aggressive driving. Why are you all blaming the victim for going out and driving? By the way... when I had my babies I was never told to stay home or not drive when my due date was approaching.
Thank God that Mrs. G and her baby are fine.
What about the truck? How do we know that she didnít swerve into itís lane to get clipped. Perhaps the truck was in the wrong, however, had she been off the phone and more attentive, she could have moved out of the way. Aggressive driving was never mentioned.
The reason for questioning her actions is that most women elect to stay home a week before giving birth so that they will be ready when the time comes. Most women also care enough about their soon-to-be-born child than to risk using the phone while driving. Many people have enough trouble making careful driving decisions without being further confused with cell phone fodder.
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What about the truck? How do we know that she didnít swerve into itís lane to get clipped. Perhaps the truck was in the wrong, however, had she been off the phone and more attentive, she could have moved out of the way. Aggressive driving was never mentioned.
The reason for questioning her actions is that most women elect to stay home a week before giving birth so that they will be ready when the time comes. Most women also care enough about their soon-to-be-born child than to risk using the phone while driving. Many people have enough trouble making careful driving decisions without being further confused with cell phone fodder.
Death Race usually I find your comments pretty accurate and appropriate but in this incidence you are off the mark. You are blaming the victim... don't you see what is wrong with that ? By the way, the last baby I had the Dr. told me to come to his office on my due date to be checking knowing that I had to drive myself about fifteen miles with my five year old in tow. Pregnant women driving vehicles is standard proceedure in this day and age. Mrs. G was clipped in the rear by the 18 wheeler which I consider aggressive driving. By the way.... I liked your ferret in a party hat picture better!
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Oct 5, 2008
 
How's her m-i-l doing?
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Oct 5, 2008
 
gng wrote:
How's her m-i-l doing?
I assume she was either coming from or going to mil's house, as she wasn't mentioned in the article.

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Thank God they are both safe!
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Oct 5, 2008
 
I'm glad everything worked out. However, as everyone who has ever had a baby knows, YOU DO NOT DRIVE WHEN YOU ARE A DAY AWAY FROM YOUR DUE DATE.

Nor do you talk on the phone, hands free or not, when driving.

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