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1- Get into the passenger seat with a driver who has a BAC of .13%

 

2- Be a passenger in a car that the driver is sending and reading text messages.

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2. The drunk is always impaired. The texter is only impaired during the moments that they are looking at their phone.

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2. I could take the phone away from the child,therefor no more distractions as far as that part goes anyways.

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18 minutes ago, Patrick_Duffy said:

2. I could take the phone away from the child,therefor no more distractions as far as that part goes anyways.

 

For the sake of this exercise, let’s say you were passed out and had no idea as to either.

 

Or, maybe better, let’s say you were operating a car on a two lane highway. You have a car coming from the opposite direction. What would you consider the more dangerous situation. The driver having a .13% BAC or the driver texting.

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I use Uber A LOT! It’s cheap all things considered. Had my mom over for lunch with family today. A mimosa or two....get her back home for $11 mid day. 

 

But to the point: You can take the phone away from a texting fool, most likely preventing a fender bender. A .13 driver is crazy dangerous. Sadly, at some point in my life I probably did this. Those were different times. 

 

 

Option #3 would be someone on weed, but I wouldn’t know how to quantify that. 

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This is a cop out, but it depends on the person.  I'd probably feel more safe riding with a 50 year old with a .13 BAC, who has been drinking for 30 years than I would a 25 year old in the same situation. On the other hand I'd feel safer with a 25 year old who grew up texting than I would if they had a .13 BAC.

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1 hour ago, Sig1Hunter said:

2. The drunk is always impaired. The texter is only impaired during the moments that they are looking at their phone.

 

1.   The texter takes his eyes off the road 100% of the time he's texting.  It's like driving with your eyes closed.

 

Texting drivers are the reason I sold my motorcycle and stopped riding.  They're also the reason it takes me forever to get to work and home from work.

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1 hour ago, Binghamton Beast said:

 

For the sake of this exercise, let’s say you were passed out and had no idea as to either.

 

Or, maybe better, let’s say you were operating a car on a two lane highway. You have a car coming from the opposite direction. What would you consider the more dangerous situation. The driver having a .13% BAC or the driver texting.

 

I don't know, I guess they would be about equal as far as dangerous. But .13 is a little bit high but I've seen higher. So I guess maybe the driver texting might be a little more dangerous since their eyes are not on the road at all at certain times while texting.

 

But what if the person was drunk with a.13 bac AND texting at the sametime? Disaster waiting to happen I suppose.

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Honestly, most of us have probably been in a car with each of those at some point, unfortunately 

 

luckily, despite the obvious risk, you are still very likely to make it home. 

 

That said.... I’m not trying to get in either car... and the extent of the texting makes a big difference in this comparison.

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1 hour ago, RaoulDuke79 said:

This is a cop out, but it depends on the person.  I'd probably feel more safe riding with a 50 year old with a .13 BAC, who has been drinking for 30 years than I would a 25 year old in the same situation. On the other hand I'd feel safer with a 25 year old who grew up texting than I would if they had a .13 BAC.

Huh? 25 year olds now are crappy drivers... Who cares if they can text like the Dickens! LoL...

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I’m going with trick question because they’re equally likely to crash. 

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8 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

1.   The texter takes his eyes off the road 100% of the time he's texting.  It's like driving with your eyes closed.

 

Texting drivers are the reason I sold my motorcycle and stopped riding.  They're also the reason it takes me forever to get to work and home from work.

People on phones in general and texting in particular was a major reason why I stopped riding and sold my motorcycle as well - and I loved riding. 

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12 hours ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

... Who cares if they can text like the Dickens! LoL...

My grandmother used that expression and probably have not heard it in 25 years.

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1 may be able to handle this no sweat as normal life

 

a semi-famous preacher a decade ago entered the hospital and was found to be in late stage cirrhosis of the liver from heavy boozing for 40 years, a total shock to all around him

 

He sounded kinda sloshed to me on podcasts 

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18 hours ago, Binghamton Beast said:

1- Get into the passenger seat with a driver who has a BAC of .13%

 

2- Be a passenger in a car that the driver is sending and reading text messages.

 

3 - have some dirt on the Clintons !!!

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it's going to be a number one for me dog.  have you every seen a car just repeatedly cross lines and drive on the shoulder for a period of time?  you drive up and sure enough...they're still screwing around with their phone.  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, teef said:

it's going to be a number one for me dog.  have you every seen a car just repeatedly cross lines and drive on the shoulder for a period of time?  you drive up and sure enough...they're still screwing around with their phone.  

 

 

 

My experience (on a three lane highway every day) is that they take the middle lane.  My assumption is that they're selfishly giving themselves room for error on either side.  Tell-tale sign that someone is texting is speed inconsistency.  If I'm behind someone in the middle lane and they suddenly reduce speed, as I pass them, they're almost always texting.

 

On nice days when my window is down, if their window is down, I like to you, "STOP ***** TEXTING!!!"

 

It probably does nothing more than make me feel a little better, but ***** it.

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3 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

My experience (on a three lane highway every day) is that they take the middle lane.  My assumption is that they're selfishly giving themselves room for error on either side.  Tell-tale sign that someone is texting is speed inconsistency.  If I'm behind someone in the middle lane and they suddenly reduce speed, as I pass them, they're almost always texting.

 

On nice days when my window is down, if their window is down, I like to you, "STOP ***** TEXTING!!!"

 

It probably does nothing more than make me feel a little better, but ***** it.

that's exactly what happens.  the moment they see you speeding by, they'll start speeding back up, just about sending me through the roof.  i got caught at a green arrow the other day because someone was texting,  the arrow turned green, and she just sat there.  i was the second in line,  honking, and nothing. she finally clued in, but it was just in time to end the green arrow, and she was the only one that got through in a long line of waiting cars.  i was ready to murder someone.

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17 hours ago, Gugny said:

 

1.   The texter takes his eyes off the road 100% of the time he's texting.  It's like driving with your eyes closed.

 

Texting drivers are the reason I sold my motorcycle and stopped riding.  They're also the reason it takes me forever to get to work and home from work.

JC... You're insane.  This is so stupid beyond belief!  We even have a poster @Sig1Hunter with his whole career revolving around this saying that #2 is better.

 

Anyway... You drive like 60 miles one way to work.  Even going 60mph for every second of the drive, it will take you an hour each way... How much faster do you want to go?  Warp Speed.

 

 

Impaired driver with alcohol is always impaired.  Even if a texter reacts, they still have better reaction time.

 

Wow... As society some are really irrational and emotionally driven (sorry for the pun).  We're really fugged I tell you. Logic escapes many.

 

 

18 hours ago, /dev/null said:

I think I'd go for a walk

Hike against traffic.

Bike with traffic.

 

Enjoy!

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1 minute ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

JC... You're insane.  This is so stupid beyond belief!  We even have a poster @Sig1Hunter with his whole career revolving around this saying that #2 is better.

 

Anyway... You drive like 60 miles one way to work.  Even going 60mph for every second of the drive, it will take you an hour each way... How much faster do you want to go?  Warp Speed.

 

 

Impaired driver with alcohol is always impaired.  Even if a texter reacts, they still have better reaction time.

 

Wow... As society some are really are irrational and emotional driven (sorry for the pun).  We're really fugged I tell you. Logic escapes many.

 

 

 

Well, I guess we know your answer to the would you S a D question.

 

Texters are not looking at the road. That's not impaired vision.  It's NO vision.  Which is worse.

 

You don't need to be a cop to have ***** logic.

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