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Texting is a problem

September 15, 2008 - Heather Ziegler
Now that there is a report that the engineer on that doomed train in California may have been text messaging right before the accident, it's no joke how dangerous the practice can be when driving a car or a train. A story we had in the paper on Sunday related how local cops are concerned about things such as texting when we drive. I can honestly say I've never sent a text message. I prefer my discussions in person. Then there are the young drivers, at least in the most recent two cases, who swerved to miss a shredded tire or an animal in the road. Both times the young drivers swerved, lost control and could not regain control of their vehicles. Most police will tell you that unless you are traveling at a low speed and there is no traffic around you, it can be extremely dangerous to swerve. Sometimes it is better to hit the item in the road than swerve, kill yourself or someone in another vehicle. Anyone have a similar experience? Tell me about it and the outcome.


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