acrossthelake wrote:romothesavior wrote:Tautology wrote:romothesavior wrote:
What if you kill someone while texting? While flipping thru your CD case? While checking out a hot blond on the side of the road?
I am not convinced that those pose an equivalent danger, but I would only ever do the last one anyway.
Saw something on TV where they did a study on texting while driving and the response time for texters was about the same as drunks.
Texting while driving actually something of an equivalent danger. If you've been in this thread criticizing DWI, you really shouldn't text or talk on the phone while driving either, because research bears out that that's fairly dangerous as well.
Yeah, you really shouldn't be texting/talking while driving. The law is behind on punishing these offenses as they should.
That being said, it is different from DWI, because as an above poster said you aren't always texting like you are always drunk. Further more, while drinking and texting both inhibit your reaction time and concentration, only Drinking inhibits your decision making skills and overall cognition. Thus Drunk Drivers are more likely to do stupid things while they are behind the wheel (such as texting).