Wireless Leaders Come Together to Curb Texting and Driving

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

Four of the country's wireless leaders are coming together for a multi-million dollar ad campaign to put an end to texting and driving.

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RNR

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May 14, 2013
 
some phones have Text to Talk or vice versa, spending money for a fancy phone is better than dying and/or killing someone else
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Can't cell phone manufacturers use GPS to not allow texting when moving?

The GPS tells how fast and location. Why not program the phone to disable texting when vehicle is no motion.
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reminds me of tobacco companies' anti-smoking campaigns
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"reminds me of tobacco companies' anti-smoking campaigns"

In so many ways.
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Why don't they just not offer texting on phone anymore - Problem solved

Guess that's to easy.
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How about just turn the d*mn things off completely while driving?! These morons yammering away and trying to drive at the same time are just as dangerous!!
RandomThoughts

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May 14, 2013
 
I bet they are more concerned with cleaning up the bandwith on the towers and still collecting unlimited usage fees.

Maybe not .

I still remember my field trip to RJ Reynolds in Richmond in 7th grade.

They taught us smoking saftey and gave all the teachers a carton of cigs .

The place was amazing , even back then .
huck

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May 14, 2013
 
RandomThoughts wrote:
They taught us smoking saftey
don't inhale?
Suzanne Cahill

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May 14, 2013
 
Good idea but rather have police focus on more violent type of crimes or prevention of crime in dangerous areas then watching for idiots intent on believing their text is important enough to risk their life and others while on the road. Agree there are many alternatives the tech companies could employ to stop texting while driving. Wonder if they are concerned for profit or safety? In addition, the GPS systems in use seem to present a driving hazard too. One must take eyes off road to look at a map or reprogram location. How many people pull over to do that? Why must people be connected 24/7? An emergency situation is understandable for phone use, texting is not. What is so imperative that people need to know every life move at that precise moment? We need to get our priorities more in line with real life!
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May 14, 2013
 
Suzanne Cahill wrote:
Good idea but rather have police focus on more violent type of crimes or prevention of crime in dangerous areas then watching for idiots intent on believing their text is important enough to risk their life and others while on the road. Agree there are many alternatives the tech companies could employ to stop texting while driving. Wonder if they are concerned for profit or safety? In addition, the GPS systems in use seem to present a driving hazard too. One must take eyes off road to look at a map or reprogram location. How many people pull over to do that? Why must people be connected 24/7? An emergency situation is understandable for phone use, texting is not. What is so imperative that people need to know every life move at that precise moment? We need to get our priorities more in line with real life!
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RNR wrote:
some phones have Text to Talk or vice versa, spending money for a fancy phone is better than dying and/or killing someone else
It is hard enough driving around C'ville with your eyes on the road because of all the folks who think they are the only ones on the road and everyone should get out of their way. Using any kind of phone certainly increases the risk of accidents.
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Now if the beverage industry will allow legal blood alcohol limit to be reduced from .08 to .05.
Oh wait, I forgot, corporations govern.
sez you

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May 14, 2013
 
huck wrote:
Now if the beverage industry will allow legal blood alcohol limit to be reduced from .08 to .05.
Oh wait, I forgot, corporations govern.
You betcha. Have you read the latest about Bayer Aspirin and honey bees? What more proof could a person want?
sez you

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May 14, 2013
 
Texting while driving? installing jammers in autos would fix that quick.
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May 14, 2013
 
they should bump it back up to .10
or just take it down to 0.0 and arrest everybody driving a vehicle.
Me myself and I

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May 14, 2013
 
It shouldn't be the phone companies getting involved, it should be the legislature.

We have enough studies that show using your phone while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk.

There should be points on your license if you're seen using your phone by the police. It should also be standard operating procedure that the police check every driver's text/call history in the event of an accident with enhanced penalties if you're in an accident while using your phone.
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Me myself and I wrote:
It shouldn't be the phone companies getting involved, it should be the legislature.
We have enough studies that show using your phone while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk.
There should be points on your license if you're seen using your phone by the police. It should also be standard operating procedure that the police check every driver's text/call history in the event of an accident with enhanced penalties if you're in an accident while using your phone.
The three of you need to catch up, already being done. What they need to do is ban texting and ticket cell users as a primary offence.
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May 15, 2013
 
info wrote:
Can't cell phone manufacturers use GPS to not allow texting when moving?
The GPS tells how fast and location. Why not program the phone to disable texting when vehicle is no motion.
There are apps for that
Check google play for android based system and the apple store for apple systems
RandomThoughts

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May 15, 2013
 
huck wrote:
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don't inhale?
Actually they stood us in line as you exit the building , handed out cartons to our teachers and showed us some posters of a real lung that was all black , and a picture of a wrinkled up old man with a cig in his mouth .

Then when we got back to school we had the same posters on the school walls in a couple classes.

But I didn't pay attention , I was busy watching the bugs get sucked up into these really neat vaccumes and bug wakers over the doors .... way back then that place was state of the art. The way those smokes were packed then was amazing , I cannot imagine how they do it today .
Over-Reacting

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May 17, 2013
 
As a fireman I have saw wrecks over the radio and other issues. Not texting!
Where is the big stink over using the radio???

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