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Just now, Gugny said:

 

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.

This is insane.  They are looking at road better than the drunk.

 

It's not no vision.  Where are you getting this from. Some vehicles have the text come up on system.  Teenagers can text behind their backs.

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Option one.

 

0.13% isn't really that much in the grand scheme of things. And while he may be impaired, must buzzed drivers know they're impared so they have their hands at 10 and 2 and keep their eyes on the road. The only thing to worry about essentially would be reaction time, and slamming the breaks if necessary. Someone texting isn't even looking at the road.

Of course my option is neither, but I was asked to choose between the two.

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4 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

This is insane.  They are looking at road better than the drunk.

 

It's not no vision.  Where are you getting this from. Some vehicles have the text come up on system.  Teenagers can text behind their backs.

 

I am delayed due to rear-end accidents at least 5 times/week.  It's a straight ***** line.  Only taking one's eyes off the road will result in an accident of that kind.

 

I'm getting this from driving 120 miles round trip every day I go to work (PTO and holidays give me ~35 days off).

 

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4 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

I am delayed due to rear-end accidents at least 5 times/week.  It's a straight ***** line.  Only taking one's eyes off the road will result in an accident of that kind.

 

I'm getting this from driving 120 miles round trip every day I go to work (PTO and holidays give me ~35 days off).

 

Don't let it wreck your day. Sounds like it wrecks your day?

 

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference."

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7 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Don't let it wreck your day. Sounds like it wrecks your day?

 

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference."

 

Wreck my day?  No.  Piss me off?  You betcha.

 

With no idiocy on the roads, it takes me an hour each way, door to door. 

 

And God caused the ***** accidents, anyway, by making so many ***** idiots!

 

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32 minutes 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 irrational and emotionally driven (sorry for the pun).  We're really fugged I tell you. Logic escapes many.

 

 

Hike against traffic.

Bike with traffic.

 

Enjoy!

 

I guess my 29 years in law enforcement don’t mean a thing then.

 

I’d much rather get into a vehicle with someone that is a .13 BAC than I would someone texting.

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

Wreck my day?  No.  Piss me off?  You betcha.

 

With no idiocy on the roads, it takes me an hour each way, door to door. 

 

And God caused the ***** accidents, anyway, by making so many ***** idiots!

 

Dream perfection.  Dream grace.

 

Hate to say... You're kinda too far to be commuting that distance.  I find that to be absolute idiocy.

 

A 60 mile commute and expecting to be door to door every time, in a State with a maximum speed of 65 mpg, is unreasonable.  Even if you live/work in a straight line right off the exits. It's unreasonable to expect it every time you go to work. 

 

Really... That's the definition of idiocy.  Being unreasonable.

9 minutes ago, Binghamton Beast said:

 

I guess my 29 years in law enforcement don’t mean a thing then.

 

I’d much rather get into a vehicle with someone that is a .13 BAC than I would someone texting.

2-1 the other way.  @LeviF91 and @Sig1Hunter disagree.

 

The guy at .13 is ready to fall asleep!  Alcohol is a depressant.

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9 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Dream perfection.  Dream grace.

 

Hate to say... You're kinda too far to be commuting that distance.  I find that to be absolute idiocy.

 

A 60 mile commute and expecting to be door to door every time, in a State with a maximum speed of 65 mpg, is unreasonable.  Even if you live/work in a straight line right off the exits. It's unreasonable to expect it every time you go to work. 

 

Really... That's the definition of idiocy.  Being unreasonable.

2-1 the other way.  @LeviF91 and @Sig1Hunter disagree.

 

The guy at .13 is ready to fall asleep!  Alcohol is a depressant.

 

Just now, Binghamton Beast said:

.13 is not ready to fall asleep. LOL

The legal limit of .08 really even isn't that much. It's purposely low because they'd rather be safe than sorry. 0.13 is roughly two beers in the past hour for the average person. 

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12 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Dream perfection.  Dream grace.

 

Hate to say... You're kinda too far to be commuting that distance.  I find that to be absolute idiocy.

 

A 60 mile commute and expecting to be door to door every time, in a State with a maximum speed of 65 mpg, is unreasonable.

 

What unit of speed is "mpg?"

 

You're unreasonable.

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3 minutes ago, Binghamton Beast said:

.13 is not ready to fall asleep. LOL

You never seen my wife in 2 beer low gear.

Ha!  You'd be begging for an inexperienced driver texting!

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16 minutes ago, ExiledInIllinois said:

Dream perfection.  Dream grace.

 

Hate to say... You're kinda too far to be commuting that distance.  I find that to be absolute idiocy.

 

A 60 mile commute and expecting to be door to door every time, in a State with a maximum speed of 65 mpg, is unreasonable.  Even if you live/work in a straight line right off the exits. It's unreasonable to expect it every time you go to work. 

 

Really... That's the definition of idiocy.  Being unreasonable.

2-1 the other way.  @LeviF91 and @Sig1Hunter disagree.

 

The guy at .13 is ready to fall asleep!  Alcohol is a depressant.

 

Nah lol.No where near. Just ready to keep partying. Seen much higher and still those ppl were not ready to fall asleep. However, it does depend on the person and how much they can handle. I guess maybe some smaller ppl or those who don't have a decent tolerance could possibly be ready to go to sleep.

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Just now, DC Tom said:

 

What unit of speed is "mpg?"

 

You're unreasonable.

Ooops typo.  mph.  I am on Galaxy 6.  "G" is a hair away from "H" on onscreen QWERTY.

 

Only an idiot would not recognize that as a typo.

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Just now, ExiledInIllinois said:

Ooops typo.  mph.  I am on Galaxy 6.  "G" is a hair away from "H" on onscreen QWERTY.

 

Only an idiot would not recognize that as a typo.

 

For all I know you measure time in gallons, lock-boy.

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I’ve made a career out of arresting drunks. I’ve seen first hand the carnage it causes. Texting and driving is unsafe as well, but I have a difference of opinion as to which risks my life more. To those that say that .13 isn’t that drunk, and it doesn’t take much alcohol to get to that point....I invite you to use this link and see how much alcohol it would take you to get there. The answer is quite a bit (unless you are a small female). I’m absolutely sloshed at a .13, and it takes a ton of alcohol to get a 6’2 245 lb corn fed American male there. Functioning alcoholics wake up at a .13 everyday.

 

 

https://www.intox.com/drink-wheel/

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Just now, DC Tom said:

 

For all I know you measure time in gallons, lock-boy.

No.  Only can idiot would assume that.

 

Don't assume.  You're a bit more smarter than that.

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Just now, Sig1Hunter said:

I’ve made a career out of arresting drunks. I’ve seen first hand the carnage it causes. Texting and driving is unsafe as well, but I have a difference of opinion as to which risks my life more. To those that say that .13 isn’t that drunk, and it doesn’t take much alcohol to get to that point....I invite you to use this link and see how much alcohol it would take you to get there. The answer is quite a bit (unless you are a small female). I’m absolutely sloshed at a .13, and it takes a ton of alcohol to get a 6’2 245 lb corn fed American male there. Functioning alcoholics wake up at a .13 everyday.

 

 

https://www.intox.com/drink-wheel/

 

A few years back we had an on-duty State Trooper get mangled. Why? She was texting on her phone, crossed the center line and ran head on with a tractor trailer.

 

Again, nobody is disputing drinking and driving is not dangerous. It is which is worse. 

 

I believe it is definitely debatable. 

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1 minute ago, Sig1Hunter said:

I’ve made a career out of arresting drunks. I’ve seen first hand the carnage it causes. Texting and driving is unsafe as well, but I have a difference of opinion as to which risks my life more. To those that say that .13 isn’t that drunk, and it doesn’t take much alcohol to get to that point....I invite you to use this link and see how much alcohol it would take you to get there. The answer is quite a bit (unless you are a small female). I’m absolutely sloshed at a .13, and it takes a ton of alcohol to get a 6’2 245 lb corn fed American male there. Functioning alcoholics wake up at a .13 everyday.

 

 

https://www.intox.com/drink-wheel/

Thanx!  Key words to take away from your post.

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16 minutes ago, Binghamton Beast said:

.13 is not ready to fall asleep. LOL

 

And we aren’t praising .13

 

just answering what we’d do under a two option silly hypothetical 

 

nothing for people to have a hairy spazzzzz over

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36 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

I am delayed due to rear-end accidents at least 5 times/week.  It's a straight ***** line.  Only taking one's eyes off the road will result in an accident of that kind.

 

I'm getting this from driving 120 miles round trip every day I go to work (PTO and holidays give me ~35 days off).

 

i know a guy that has a rather large collision shop in our area.  he is so swamped with work he doesn't know what to do.  he'd love to do the more serious work on expensive cars, but he can't.  he has too many fender benders.  texting has kept that guy busier than he needs to be.

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7 minutes ago, Binghamton Beast said:

 

A few years back we had an on-duty State Trooper get mangled. Why? She was texting on her phone, crossed the center line and ran head on with a tractor trailer.

 

Again, nobody is disputing drinking and driving is not dangerous. It is which is worse. 

 

I believe it is definitely debatable. 

Happens. Either choice is a poor one. Drunks kill people every night. I don’t believe the fatal crash statistics support that texters do the same. 

 

Bottom line- don’t drink and drive, and don’t text and drive. Pay attention to the damn road!

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After reading this thread I'd rather be a passenger with someone who is texting while having a BAC of .13 than take a roadtrip with @ExiledInIllinois

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