aaawall91 wrote:...For how I live my life. I do think texting while driving is wrong, but I do it anyways, as safely as possible. In texting I look at the phone for as little as possible (less than a second) and then type as much as I can before having to look again...similar to playing with fire...I love to see how close I can get to fire, or how long I can put things in fire (one of my nipples were completely black after last weekend). So with both, I don't do either for an extended period of time...but in small increments there should be no harm done if your smart, about being dumb. The irony.
you kinda sound like the guy that has 7 beers and says, i'm only a little buzzed, i'm not drunk, then drives home and kills someone. You shouldn't be doing it at all. less than a second with your eyes away from the road? uh huh, keep telling yourself that, you may start to believe it... actually... looks like you already do.
I can understand why you would think that from what I said, but believe me its not the case. I don't drink and drive, just doesn't happen unless its a very small amount and a large amount of time goes by.
The thing with drinking is, it impairs your judgment and decision making as well as vision. Now, if your sober you can be aware enough to realize whether or not the current situation your in is safe enough to glance away for a second. I live in the middle of no where, when I'm driving along country roads at 40 miles an hour and all around me is a bunch of fields, I think I can realize at this point it would be okay to glance away for a second to text, or grab my drink, or whatever I need to do.
Now this being said, I know its not safe, and when I do it I make sure the only person who is at risk is me. There can't be any cars around me, no people near the road, nor people in my car. Once again, I know its not right, but neither is eating in your car, changing clothes, listening to loud music, putting headphones in your ear, and the list goes on and on (Note: I don't do most of those) and I don't think texting is nearly at the top of the list of dangerous things. But I do agree, it should be illegal.