Man texting on phone - hits train

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by N Gauger, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    The City of Phoenix just passed a law making it illegal to text message while driving. That happened after a young girl hit another car head on while she had been text messaging. Neither driver made it. The driver that hit that train got lucky. A pity though that he probably messed up the train a bit in the process.

    Oh yeah, the Arizona legislature debated this past session to pass a law against drivers text messaging, but thought it wasn't important enough to vote on it.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Sometimes I fail to see why we need to specify every single way you can (in this example) drive like an idiot... Don't the dangerous driving laws cover all these scenarios without having to tell us exactly what not to do, or change every year to keep up with technology (both of which are impossible to do, by the way).

  5. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    This falls into my...

    ..."Man, I love stupid people!" tickle file.

    I read the title of the thread to my wife. She giggled like I did when I finished reading. She apparently enjoys stupid people too. They're so entertaining when they're trying to be all important and stuff- you know, texting, celling, selling, etc.

  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    has nothing to do with this, well kinda, but I looked on my fone bill that just came in the mail and it said I sent 8,953 txts last month!!! and most of those were to my girlfriend, thats what seeing her all day and then txting eachother all nite till 3:30-4 in the morning does hahahaha Good thing we have unlimited txting, that could have been the most expensive fone bill ever sign1sign1
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    What in the world...

    ...was texting invented for anyways? I don't see any use of it myself, really. I was offered enough money for a cell phone once, but most of it went into my train table instead, the rest for my savings for my RS-32.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Geeez! (In reaction to both of those stories!)
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The way things are in the U.S., if the law does not prohibit something, it is legal. I don't think we even have "dangerous driving" laws here. Probably the closest thing to a "dangerous driving" law here in California is the basic speed law that sets the speed limit on unmarked roads (roads without speed limit signs) at 55 mph or a speed that is safe for current road conditions. The governor here just signed a bill into law making it illegal to text message while driving, but I don't think it takes effect until after Jan 1.
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Yet another Darwin award winner..
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Pennsylvania is supposed to pass a law to make it illegal to talk on cell phones. I don't know if that will include texting or not. I have seen quite a few accidents that happened because of people on their cell phones.
  12. woodone

    woodone Member

    Well they can pass all kinds of laws that forbid phones & texting. That will not keep some fools from doing it anyway. The only way to stop the phone & text use from a automobile is to put some type of cutout devise in the automobile. If the auto is moving the phone will not work!
    You must pull off to the side of road and stop to use phone.
    Well that will not happen very soon, so be on the lookout for phone and text users while driving. They are in a differant world while they talk or text.
  13. zedob

    zedob Member

    I refuse to answer or use my cellphone while I'm driving. As for text messaging, I have no use. Leave me a message, I'll get back.

    Make ya wonder how the world got along without cellphones 10 years ago.
  14. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    In South Africa it is illegal to use your cell phone AT ALL while driving- even for sending SMS's. As mensioned earlier, you do still get people using their phones, tisk tisk.

    This reminds me of an incident when I was quite young.

    One evening I heard on TV that it was illegal to drink and drive. The next day my dad was drinking Coke and I said to him that he is not allowd to drink and drive because it's illegal and the police are gonna catch him. Aah the innocence that comes with being young!

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