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May 12th, 2009
06:30 PM ET

Why Can't We Disconnect?

"The perfect storm of attentional problems...the worst situation to be in":  That's how one brain researcher describes texting while driving.  The last time our blog covered the subject, more than 100 of you logged on to say that it's a bad idea.

But it doesn't take a brain expert, a blog, or a bucket full of statistics to tell you that it's dangerous to text while operating heavy equipment.  So why do you think that people still do it?  Why can't we disconnect, even if it's only for long enough to get from A to B?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Alyssa

    I think people still text wile they drive because they dint realize the real dangers of it while they are doing it. People know that its dangerous and not smart to do it but when the situation comes to them they don't realize it.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  2. Joolian

    I think that people can't get off there phones even for a little while because habits die hard. If you're talking on a phone you are having a continuous conversation, and you'll want to have a continuous conversation through texting.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  3. Respushia

    People just can't stop talking about how awesome you are Carl!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  4. Adam

    I think that people do it because they're ridiculously addicted to their cell phones, and sometimes they're just like my mother; once you start talking on the phone, you can't stop (but my mother doesn't talk on her cell phone while she's driving). I remember CNN Student News covered a cell phone ban on the January 14th show, and I agree that talking on the cell phone while driving should be illegal. I just don't see why people use their cell phone while they drive. It's not like they're talking about a life-or-death situation.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm |
  5. Daniel

    I think that people text when they are working is because thier allways wondering whats going on in thier lives like whats happening whos getting fired. ps love the puns carl

    May 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm |
  6. Daniel

    I think people text while working because some pepole are worried where is that person whats is he doing who is he whith.ps love the puns carl. Go Rams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  7. Daniel

    I think it's because people grow up texting so much, they can't stop. I have a friend who takes his parents' phone and texts onthat because he can't text on his own phone!!

    May 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  8. AJ

    its obviously not needed to text someone. Its called calling someone. I mean isn't that the main point of a phone, texting is just like going back in time. a phone is a phone so use it AS A PHONE. BE SMART.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:21 am |
  9. Dakota

    Most people can not stop texting because they believe nothing bad will happen, But then it does and it is to late.
    thats why it is important to pay attention to your surroundings especially when driving. It's not just you at risk but others as well.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:43 am |
  10. ngoc

    How can people do that?
    is bads, duh...

    May 13, 2009 at 1:53 am |
  11. Dave

    One of the reason people can't stop texting is because now people do not have control on what they are doing. As the new wireless technology is coming out the people are loosing there patience. At last becasue of our brains are controlling us today we need all the research and statistics to make us aware even then the death and accident number is high and increasing. Lastly I think that pretty soon we we will either need more jail to build up or more cemetry's for many getting convicted of a crime and dying.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:10 am |
  12. Ben

    People just believe they can take good care of all. Moreover, cell phones are simply magical!

    May 13, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  13. Eugene

    People will continue to text because they think they won't get into an accident or get caught. More people would stop if the fines were higher.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:55 am |
  14. Jungeun^^

    I think people do it because even if they know its dangerous, they are so used to driveing and confident that nothing big will happen because nothing happened this far.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:11 am |
  15. Jen

    I do that all the time!!!
    Of course I can't drive cars 'cause I'm not old enough yet but when I ride a bike, I send text messeges and make a call with only one hane gripping the handle.
    I almost got hit by a car once by doing that . But I still do it.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:14 am |
  16. Arya

    Doing it would prove fatal to you but people wouldn't think about it much at the time once you are good at driving. Even if that the most dangerous time.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:22 am |
  17. Nate

    I think it's because people still wants to communicate with people while they are driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:14 am |
  18. Anna

    Hello,
    in my opinion we live in an era where we don't have to wait for anything. In certain way, we can control the time: we can make our channel in tv, we can listen to our preferred radio programme when we want, or we have any new at the moment it happens...
    I thing that for this reason we are not able to wait to writing a sms, we have to do in the moment we want to do, althoug we are driving..
    We would have to learn to wait, to learn to do one thing after the other... We would be more relax.
    Regards,
    anna

    May 13, 2009 at 6:22 am |
  19. Brian

    I am 19 and have my provisional license. I feel that people forget that our cell phones have voice mail. I am on a prepaid cell phone plan, so that makes me limit my text message usage.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:30 am |
  20. Lucy

    I think people still text because, well....people usually, including me, get rid of their stress by doing something what they want and one common thing is texting!!!! I don't know how it gets rid of our stress but it helps. It really does.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:48 am |
  21. Juny

    Text messaging might be their way to relieve stress!
    Sending messages to people who you like and love is such a pleasuere.(Girlfriends, family members etc.)
    Another thing is that businessmen have to receive information and notice from their co-workers through text messaging for immediate reaction. If they don't, he might be fired by his boss for delinquency problems.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:53 am |
  22. tammie

    every one texts and its not right but our world is so addicked to our technolgy we got to have it i dont think we can ever stop people from texting its a way new of life that we WONT give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i text but not while i drive that is just WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  23. Tyler

    What's up Carl?

    I think all the states should have a law against texting while driving. But how will they enforce this law? How will the police know if someone is texting unless they hold the phone up to the windshield? No one will admit to it if they are pulled over.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:59 am |
  24. HANNAH!!!!!

    Because it's addicting!! And I think people think they can get away with it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  25. parker

    I don't know why people stop texting while driving. I think that it's the fact that people think that it's safe and it's not. They don't know the risk.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  26. caroline!!!!

    I think it is really dumb to text when your driving because you probably can't multytask. And I don't know why people still do it. It's DUMB!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  27. frannie

    its really dumb to text while driving because you cant possibly be watching the road at the same time. i think that people are just so used to texting that it's hard for them to stop even just to get somewhere.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  28. connor

    I think that people shouldn't do it because 16 year olds like to text a lot and they will get in a car crash so I think it is dumb.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  29. chandler

    I think that people can't stop because they don't think that it will happen to them. I think that they hear all of these stories but they think that it will never happen to them.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  30. Marshall

    I think that we can't disconnect because some people are just obsessed and don't care what happens. The benefit to risk factor is definitely not worth it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  31. John

    I think people do it because they think they are cool and think they can multi-task when in reality they're to stupid to know that when you're looking at your phone, you're not looking at the road.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  32. Kate

    I think that if you need to text you should pull over to the side of the road and if you need to comunicate that fast you should call.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  33. Karen

    IT'S JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!!! Texting while driving is setting yourself up for some sort of serious accident. It takes common sense to realize that. I'm not sure why people are so addicted to texting that they do it while driving, but it's definitely not a smart thing to do. It should be banned in all 50 states.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  34. Jack

    People have just gotten so used to texting and staying in contact with people that it is second nature for people to keep texting when they are in the car. I don't think that any one really thinks that they will crash or be pulled over for teting so they keep doing it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  35. Abby

    I think we can't disconnect because we have to talk to the people around us to keep in touch.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  36. Anabel

    I think that it is dumb for people to text while driving. That's how so many crashes have happened. Don't people realize that it is bad? They should stop..

    May 13, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  37. Crystal

    io think that they think girls r more important then dying.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  38. Matt

    I think that people still text while driving because the laws have not been enforced enough to stop texting while driving. They also, unfortunately, think that they can still communicate with their friends and drive at the same time.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  39. hunter

    I have seen a show where they tested if driving while drunk was as bad as driving while talking on a cell phone, and that was talking amagine texting.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  40. Homie

    Its scary when you see people texting and driving, it is the perfect storm. Its all a accident waiting to happen

    May 13, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  41. Ben

    I guess it is because people get board. They just can't drive or do anything repetitive without something else to do. Or they want to talk to other people all the time. I don't really know.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:15 am |
  42. Brittany

    I think, that people still text while they drive because they are having a conversation that they THINK, Is Important when In all actuality no conversation could be worth someone's Life. I think that If a Conversation, Was THAT Important, They Would Be ON THE PHONE Rather Than, Texting.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:55 am |
  43. Stephanie

    Just dont talk on youre phone you could get in a crash and hurt your-self and others.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:55 am |
  44. maddie

    i think texting while driving is a horible idea. youseriously injured by a crash! dont be stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:59 am |
  45. Wetherington's 2nd period

    Texting is addicting... we need special patrols or tickets, install a cell phone blocker or scrambler in all cars. Increase the costs of texting to minimize its use.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  46. Tiffany

    Maybe they're addicted to it or it's just their habit to text while driving. Or maybe someone text them something and they want to reply. I know it's dangerous, and I'll never do it.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  47. Colin

    I think people cant stop becaus it becomes an upsetion and people cant stop even if it is a stupid thing

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  48. kathleen

    i think people shouldn't have there cell phones on while the are driving a car and if they do have it in the car with them put in their purse.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  49. Lindsay

    I think people can't stop texting because they just want to talk to their friends badly but I think they can wait until they get home to text

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  50. Beau

    I think that it is a bad idea to text while drive but sometimes if you are making plans you have to text or if you are getting directions, or if it is an emergency. Even then you should not text while you are driving because many people die.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  51. alex

    I think its a bad idea because u cant see two things at once and then u will crash! omg

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am |
  52. Cailean

    i think that people still text in the car when they do know that it's dangerous because they just want to communicate with someone.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  53. Lyssa

    O.M.G PEOPLE STOP TEXTING YOU WILL GET KILLED. i think that people should stop amedalinly. or they will get killed...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  54. Addie

    I don't think that it needs to be researched because a lot of people die when they're on the phone so I think it should be against the law. Plus i have had some scary experiences with my mom.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  55. Matt

    i think that people text while driving because its a way to socialize. if i were a bus driver that drove people that u dont even know i would get very bored and would like to socialize with someone i know, and one way of doing that is texting

    May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  56. forest

    I have no idea because I have never had a cell phone before. It's got to be important, or else they wouldn't text while driving, or actually I wouldn't. I think.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  57. Sean

    The problem is that people are saying "Oh, I'm not that stupid!" or "I can do it quickly!" But they are not the best drivers ion the world and they still get hurt!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  58. Bill

    People are so reliant on technology now because they are used to being able to text in a car before the law was around. It is just bad habit.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  59. Brian

    People set a higher priority on what they need to say at that moment instead of their lives... Instant Gratification!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  60. Abigail

    People think that it's okay if they send just one text, and nothing will happen. Or they think that if they stop at a stoplight, then they have a while to send a text before they need to advance again.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  61. Alexa

    Young people see their elders texting, and think it's okay, so they do it. People also don't realize that texting while driving is illegal in certain states. And, when they are stuck in traffic, or waiting at a stoplight, they use the time to text. The problem with that is that they get too involved in their phone and don't realize when it's time to advance. And, if they're in traffic, they may not see that the traffic is clearing up.
    Alexa

    May 13, 2009 at 9:53 am |
  62. Adam

    I think we can't disconnect because it's been part of our culture for so long. Teens and a lot of other people have great social lifes so they want to talk all the time! A lot of people think that the rules don't apply to them!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  63. Jonathon (J.R.)

    I think people need to buy bluetooth head sets so you can talk and drive at the same time without holding the phone to your ear with one hand and drive with one hand.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  64. Adam

    BAN TALKING ON THE CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  65. Jonathon (J.R.)

    I think people still use a cell phone while driving need to learn how to STOP!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:59 am |
  66. Bill

    i hope some people realize that their life is at risk if they keep using their cell phones in the car. it's very dangerous. the only time you should be able to use your cell phone is if your in the passenger seat

    May 13, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  67. Brookie

    I think that people do that because they think they are better than everyone else and they can do what ever they want! BUT THEY"RE NOT!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  68. Mrs.Xenakis's Class

    Don't blame the texters blame the man who invented texting!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  69. BAM

    It is an addiction. They need to have conversation. They just don't see the real issues of texting while they drive. The police need to do something more because not very many people are caught. They also do it because they know they are not going to be caught. So, they do it anyway.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  70. Jacob

    I think that the phone conpany should add a motion-sencor chip so when the phone move more then 10 mph the phone will shut off adamadicly.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  71. Nina

    I think that txting while dfriving it ok as long as you do it while you're at a red light, but Other than that no way!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  72. Marissa

    i think that the reason y people text on their phones while they are driving is because they cant wait for destination to text. they just have the urge when that phone rings for a text we just have to answer it right away because they think its important and if they dont answer it the person might get mad. if they were in a car accident or needed help with a personal problem they need the best person for the job so they need people that are usually driving the people driving feel that if they look at the phone for a couple minutes then nothing will happen to them if they look at it.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  73. Mr. K's Civics Class

    We can't break the habit. We don't think Americans have the will power to stop. Oh by the way Carl, do you text when your driving?

    May 13, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  74. Keisha

    I think you shoudn't text while driving because it shows lack of responsbility and it is very dangerous. People can die if you miss a red light or somthing and you can crash into a truck or somthing. You can go to jail also. And it's against the law in many states. You could kill somebody while texting and take away a family member. DN'T TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  75. Rebecca

    Texting is addicting... you can't not respond back to a text. It's hard not to open it

    May 13, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  76. Scott

    If you don't text a person back they will get really mad and your friends will not be happy with you.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  77. Trevin

    Texting is addicting to some people. People pay for unlimited texting and you need to be able to use it.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  78. Jordan

    People will get mad at you if you do not text them back. You have to pay for it so you should be able to use it whenever you want.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  79. Joey

    Because I am good at it, and I don't even have to look at my cell phone to text.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  80. Amir

    I have to always stay in contact with my girlfriend and I wouldn't want to upset her.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  81. Mackenzie

    A lot of times people don't think ahead about what consequences may come of their actions.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  82. Lucas

    I find it ridiculous that people even text at all, it doesn't make any sense to me. Why would you waste your time trying to send short text messages on a device that was never meant to be used that way, when you can simply talk to the person (not that I'm saying you should talk on the phone while driving). It's a danger to everyone on the road when somebody is texting while driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  83. Jayson

    We can't disconnect because people are to social and need to be in contact 24/7

    May 13, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  84. Skyeler

    I will be first to say that texting while driving is dangerous. But it wont stop because you will have people out there who will think, "I'm a great driver, i can text and drive. I could never get in an accident". Thus showing that those people are usually top of the list to have accidents. Our society has been so consumed by texting, we look like robots with our eyes glued to our cell phones.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  85. rachel

    Um, I think the reason we can't stop texting is because it's fun and addicting

    May 13, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  86. Joey

    Because some people just can't stop texting it's addicting!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  87. Kole

    It is addicting like cigarettes you know but you still do it...

    May 13, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  88. Lauren

    People text anyway because its just so tempting! They think the odds of them getting in a crash is very unlikey,.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  89. Kaianne

    People still text because for one there addicted and its " their social life " but they need to talk to their friends/family so they always are texting, even though they are driving. Which is very dangorous. But I'm not gonna promise I won't do it. (:

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  90. JUSTIN

    I think people text while they drive because they don't think that they'll get into accidents like other people

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  91. Sayer

    Bad idea, after seeing the clips I really think its a bad idea, its like smoking its bad but you cant stop.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  92. David

    It's fun and addicting and once you start you can't seem to stop.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  93. Erin

    It is so addicting! I have a hard time stopping when my parents say so. It is a lot easier that calling. And it is fun to click the buttons. And you can have a conversation without people hearing you. So it is more private. But we should try to avoid texting. It will be a struggle but we can manage. I think, it should become a law in all the states so no else dies and gets hurt.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  94. Hannah

    I think that people still text while driving because they think that they will never get in a car crash but you never know so you just need to be smart about it. And if you get in a car crash you will learn your lesson the hard way, so don't text while driving!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:24 am |
  95. Isaac

    It's because everybody is used to texting so it's really addicting even when people are driving

    May 13, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  96. braden

    cuz thy dnt thnk tht something bad is goin to happen n' thy thnk thy will b fine!

    May 13, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  97. Meriel

    I think the reason they don't stop texting while they're driving is because (maybe they realize the problem or maybe they don't) they probably don't think it will happen to them. Either that or they need to contact some one, and don't think that they will die by doing that. They might just not want to stop driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  98. Dean

    People are constantly trying to multi-task in an effort to speed up and get things done quicker. People really should just slow down and wait for better times to text and communicate to others.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  99. Trevor

    I think they should be a law because people really do not pay attention when they are driving!!! They really need to get a stop to driving and texting and talking on the phone!!

    Thanks
    Trevor

    May 13, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  100. Aimee

    I think people still text while driving because they can't stop and also if they ignore a message maybe the person texting them will get mad at them for not replying. Also because they think that they can be one of those people who won't get in a crash if they are texting at the same time.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  101. Sam

    I think people can't disconnect because there is so much instant gratification now-a-days that people just can't attatch to the idea of giving it up, even if it's only for a little bit.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  102. Lena

    so I've heard about the H1N1 i think it terrible to hear people struggle with it

    May 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  103. Reynolds Current Events

    We think texting while driving is very dangerous even if you are texting without looking Julia.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  104. Chantelle

    I think people still text while driving because people think that texting is more convenient than just calling. Sometimes when you call the call doesn't go through for some reason.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  105. ruby

    i think it is because some people cant get the message that texting while driving is dangerous.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  106. COLIN

    When people are driving it is really dumd to text while driving. Everyone Should pay attention to the road while driving. But people think it is fun to text while driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  107. Kimberly

    Some people text while driving when its against the law because they think accidents will never happen to them. Usually, those are the ones who get in the accidents.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  108. Hanna

    Well people should take a break from texting while driving and working with heavy equipment because if you get in an accident your insurance wont let you off the hook because you werent smart enough to not text while doing these things. its silly to think that people get in bad accidents for something as little as texting. just take a couple minutes, set your phone down and get where you need to be or do what you have to do. not that hard. so just take some time and be safe because nobody wants to say they got in an accident for texting!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  109. Ryan

    I think people want to be social all of the time so they dont want to stop texting while driving. I have almost wrecked my truck by texting and driving but yet i still do it. Maybe its because i just want to be socializing at all times.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  110. Leanna :p

    If it was up to me, every state in america would have the rule of not texting when driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  111. Madi

    I think that people just love it too much to stop. I would rather live than text, but maybe some people don't think that!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  112. Coach Wyatt's 3rd Block

    Coach Wyatt's 3rd Block Current Events class say's we believe that people continue to text while driving for a number of reasons: mainly because we beleive that people do not want to be rude to the person sending the message and they want to reply quickly. We also believe that texting is an addiction, and many people are also beleive that they can multitask when in reality they should only be focused on their driving!

    Thank you,

    Coach Wyatt's 3rd block class

    May 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  113. austin

    hey i think it depends on how good u are at texting if u can text with out looking u should be fine but i would not do it and risk geting in a car crash that would be bad for moms and dads

    May 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  114. *Katie*

    I think that people get way into texting. I think that is way to risky to text while driving, and people need to STOP! This accident is proof that bad thinks happen while texting. I hope this makes people think twice about texting while driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  115. Makayla

    I think texting is very dangerous because you can't pay attention to two things at once. I am not even able to text and I don't like texting. It is easier to have a conversation with someone when you can acutally understand them rather than trying to learn texting language.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  116. Karisa

    For some texting is the greatest thing in the world, but I think that it should not be brought on the road. If you care about your car and the people contained in it you should be more cautious and don't text and drive!!! I guess people don't want to put down the phone because they might miss an important message from their mom... jk

    May 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  117. Brianna

    I really don't know why people still text when they know it's dangerous. I think maybe one reason is just because they don't want to wait to text them back, because they really want to talk to them. Another reason is maybe some people still know it's dangerous, but they think that they won't get hurt in an accident, so they still do it.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  118. Psychology Class and Raven

    People who text and drive are negligent to the world around them.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm |
  119. Elizabeth

    They need to make texing while driving illegal now before the next generation gets thier license so that in 10 years the accident rates aren't any higher.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  120. angela

    WE SHOOD DISCONECT

    p.s wy arent my blogs ever on cnn
    WY NOT

    May 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  121. Noah

    I think we don't need to "disconnect" if you're good at it. Texting while driving is bad if you don't know how to do it.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  122. Emily-Anne

    I know people will do it , even if Illegal. That just how things are.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  123. Rebekah

    I think that people are now obsessed with texting, and many people have to answer their phone as soon as they recieve a message. Also, people don't realize the danger that there is when texting and driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  124. Taylor

    In our society where you can be reached at any time, it is impossible for people to stop texting even just for a few minutes so that they can safely drive. It is viewed as rude if you don't answer back text messages, even if you are in your car driving. I think that is why so many people put their lives at risk just for a text message.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  125. Yaakov

    I think that the phone company should add a motion-sensor chip so when the phone moves more than 10 mph the phone will shut off automatically.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  126. Ms. Missele and her D block

    Here are some of the things my class thinks:

    Shailee says "because it's tempting".

    Jonathan says that people are just used to it.

    Kartikey says that people just don't use their common sense.

    Samantha says that people don't think they will cause an accident–it won't happen to them.

    Kevin says that if it's work related that it might be THAT important.

    Justin says that you can't keep your friends waiting.

    Brian says that people think they "HAVE" to text their bffs.

    Dennis says that he thinks people might actually believe that it's safer to text than talk on the phone.

    Michael says that maybe it has to do with hormones.

    PS- my class LOVES your corny jokes, and I laugh every time.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  127. George

    People can't stop doing it because it's like a drug. Once you take it you can't get off, and people need to learn to stop this. They don't understand that they are a danger to everyone around them and themself. That's why the others states should ban texting while driving. You know, slowly ease them off of texting while driving if possible.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  128. Joseph

    i do not think that it is a good idea to text and drive at the same time because there is a chance that you will die. but you know teenagers now-adays they think that nothing will happen. in facted on the new a person in yorktown was texting and looking at the road and got killed. so if you want to stay alive i suggestion don't text when driving

    May 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  129. Aidan

    I think that it is bad to text while driving because you can be seriously your brain can't do two things at ones and why can't people just call but only if they have blue tooth because you can talk while driving with two hands it conects to your ear. So that is what I think of texting & driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm |
  130. trevor

    i think that it should be a law but people goin to do it any way

    May 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  131. MADELYN

    Its not a good idea to text while you drive because even thouh you teeagers think they will not get hurt they will.You will be safer .

    May 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  132. christian

    The reson people dieing from texting while driveing is because they think its no big deal or they think o im such a good driver even if I text while driving ill still be fine. And there wrong. If you go out for a drive and you get a text the right thing to do is to just leave it a lone till you get to your destanishon. the wrong thing to do is to answer the text and at that timeyou have no idea what could happen next. Many people have died from doing the wrong thing. And the ones who have lived from it i gess you got luky

    May 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  133. MADELYN

    Its not a good idea to text while you drive because even thouh they teeagers think they will not
    t hurt they will.You will be safer .

    May 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  134. Stephanie

    It is probably because everyone thinks that they won't get in a crash while texting. They think that they are better than the people who have crashed, and finally when it happens... I think that it was a good idea to ban texting because even if people don't like it, it will probably save more lives.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  135. sydney

    when i turn 16 i will be more muture about my driving and texting . well i can't even text right now because i dont have a phoneand i am not even closeto getting my drivers licence because it will be 6 more years . texting teenagers who are driving are down right not very safe .hope this eventually becomes illegal.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  136. Adrienne

    i think that people can`t under stand why its so dangous because they have been in a car crash.But i still dont hink it`s so dangerous as long as you do it at a syop light.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  137. BOBBY

    I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE WAY ADDICTED TO THEIR CELL PHONES. I DONT HAVE A CELL PHONE SO I WOULDNT KNOW:)

    May 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  138. Louie

    I don't think its a good idea to text while driving because teenagers think they're not going to crash but they do.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  139. JACK

    THE REASON PEOPLE TEXT WHILE DRIVING IS BECUASE THEY ARE IDIOTS AND THEY WANT TO GET IN A CAR ACCIDENT. DUMMYS

    May 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  140. Emily

    I do not think that you should text when you drive because you need to keep your hand on the wheel and then press all those buttons on your phone. I also think when you text you need to keep your head down and when you drive you need to keep your head up. When you hear all these storys of people dieing and getting hert why do people still do it?Did you hear that someone got killed in Yorktown from driving and texting at the same time. So when you get older and follow these directions I bet you wont die or get hert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  141. TyLer:)

    First off, I think that many people should not text and drive,because I mean look at the man who drag raced on that rode and where did he end up in...the hospital???NO he ended up pushing up daisy's(Dead). And just because that cellphones are illegal to use while driving,dose not mean that you should text in-stead,i mean do you you really have to talk to somebody that bad??and what might probably already happend was that teens who just learned how to drive (before the rule was established) took advantage of the texting rule(until now or they'll get pulled over).So i just wanted to clear up what i thought

    Sincerely- One of your Watchers Tyler.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  142. Melissa

    My sister texts while driving when my parents aren't in the car. It's scary. She does it because she says she has to talk to her boyfriend every second. People probably text while driving to stay in touch with loved ones.

    May 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  143. owen

    most people text and drive probly becouse they think there amazing drivers and nothing is going to happen but in less then a second a screem a boom there dead

    May 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  144. austin

    most drivers just text in cars just because its cool but it just will cause more accidents to americans

    May 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  145. Kasandra

    look at it like smoking. people smoke all the time even though they know that it can kill you. it has all these side affects that can damage your body and yet some people dont care. same with texting. they know its dangerous and it can cause them to get into an accident, but they're so addicted to it they can't stop, even for a second.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  146. Olivia

    Texting while driving, is like drinking and driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  147. kourtney

    I think texting while driving is a bad idea so young and so many people die of texting while driving

    May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  148. Matt

    Personally, I think people are just lazy. People should just get a home phone that has an answering machine. They could have everyone call them at that number and, in the event the person isn't home, leave a message.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  149. Daniel

    we can not dissconect because texting people is a human task. love the puns carl

    May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  150. Bobby

    I think that people text and drive beucase they may feel that they are the best drivers and that nothing will happen. But on the contuary it does. YOUR PUNTS BY THE WAY ROCK OUT LOUD!!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  151. Westly

    I think that people text and drive becuase they are more interested in what they are doing than the safety of others, and it shows. By the Way Carl Your Punts Rock!

    May 13, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  152. sheyanne

    Well I think that its good not to text and drive at the same time because could crash and get serious brain damage or die

    May 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  153. Casey

    I think it's really stupid to text while driving, just look at the evidence of what happens when you do.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  154. STEPHANIE

    I THINK THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP PEOPLE TO SEE IF THEY ARE TALIKING IN THE PHONE OR TEXTING.

    THANK YOU

    May 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  155. Brandon

    It might just be a habit for some people to text while driving, and they just cant break it even if they know the dangers.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  156. Troy

    I think that people still do it becuase they dont think before they drive. If everybody would just stop txting while driving for just a little while there would be less accidents in the country. but i could be wrong

    May 13, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  157. Brooke

    Honestly, people are just too obsessed with texting and talking on their phones. If you want to take your phone some where, go ahead. But turn it off when you're driving. It should be illegal in every country. People worry about things like, "Oh no, my girlfriend might get worried 'cause I'm not texting her back." Who cares!?!?!?! You should really be worrying about your safety.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  158. Lieba

    In life it may seem faster to do more then one thing at a time but in the long run it will hurt you. Its best to just keep your mind on one thing at a time.

    PLEASE USE MY COMMENT. I REALLY WANT IT TO BE IN THE SHOW.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  159. Bernie

    People that drive while textin' is horrible. The odds of you being in a crash while texting is probably 15-1. It's your choice. Live or Die?

    May 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
  160. Valeria

    I think that people text while they are driving because they think that connecting to other peple is more important then paying attention to the road.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm |
  161. Brooke

    People do it 'cause they're so addicted to all the lastest technology. Everyone should just put it away and call or text back later. Explain that you were busy. It's really silly, guys. I've seen people texting while riding a bike! Way back then... no one had cell phones. But now that we do, everyone is obsessed with it. Except the people who don't have cell phones. Like me. And really, I would only use it every now and then. Put your phones away, people!! Get a life and stop depending it on you cell phones!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  162. Brooke

    People are addicted. Everyone says, "Well, how will people know they were texting while driving?"
    Because they're the reason the car crash happened.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  163. Max

    I thik young drivers keep texting because they are fearless. Also it might get addicting. Also they think they know nothing is going to happen but another second there in a car crash. And my opion is that we have had to much crashes over texting. And those people who text are risking there lives just for that one little tex that they sent.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  164. Kwame

    People may think that texting while driving is safe because they have never been into an accident when texting and driving, but car accidents can happen at any second if you are not completely focused on the road.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  165. Anthony

    Well, the reason people text while driving is pretty much the same reason why people drink and drive, even though it is illegal, they keep doing it even if they have a chance of getting arrested.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  166. Kwame

    I think that some people text while driving because they want to show off their phones to the people on the road so that they can look "cool."

    May 13, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  167. Tia

    the people want to be coool

    May 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm |
  168. Zuzanna

    People text during driving because maybe they have to much confidence in themselves, and they believe that getting into an accident while texting will never happen to them. Some people just don't realize the danger that they are putting others and themselves in, so they continue to text.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  169. Cameron

    To me tewting while driving is a major problem teenagers dig themselves by having cell phones. Cell phone used for emergencys are useful but phones should not be permitted. Tewting while is a bigger problem than Carl Azuz's puns. Yours puns just the eyes off the storys.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  170. alejandra

    i think people still do it because they been use to it and cant let go of that feeling to just text or check your message 2 seconds- people !! it takes that little so what ??- well you get into some accident- my older sister waits until we stop she knows that message can wait! =)

    May 13, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  171. Julianne

    I believe that people continue to text while they are driving because they want to be rebellious. Teens especially love being rebellious and I believe that is why they still text while driving. Also, most people don’t go around saying, “ Today I’m going to get in a car crash.” People don’t think that way, they think that they are invincible and nothing bad will happen to them, but the truth is that bad things happen all the time.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm |
  172. harvey

    I dont think it is right to text while driving because teens think that they won't hurt themselves

    May 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  173. Rishi

    When people are driving and they suddenly get a text it becomes their first priority. They are so enthralled in their conversation that they end up not paying attention to the road. This is very dangerous and I am glad States are taking legal action against it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  174. Madison

    People think that texting is cool, and they don't understand how much danger they put themselves, and drivers around them, in.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  175. Erin

    People text in cars because some people just can't stop talking, even if they aren't ACTUALLY talking to them. They probably think it also makes them cool.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  176. Amy*

    i think that people olny text in a car because their barin is saying oh i won't get in a crash no one ever does.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  177. Jake

    I believe that l cell phones should always be shut off in the car. The poliece should have a gun that detects all cell phones that are on in all cars and pull the person who had it on

    May 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm |
  178. david

    I think it's smart for them to make no texting a driving a law, even though it will be hard for a lot of people to follow it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:39 pm |
  179. Mary

    Most people don't even think before they text while on the road. It's just a habit. Carl, do you text while driving?

    May 13, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  180. Victoria

    I think it's a horrible idea to text while driving.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  181. Nicole

    I think its because people lov to text. It's as symple as that.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm |
  182. Utau

    I think it's beacuse teens and other are obsessed with texting and frankly, in my honest opinion, it's quite sickening. And they also think nothing is going to happen and it could. People should be careful while driving and pay attention the the road not their phone. I personally think texing while driving is wrong and I am gald it is illegal in my state :). Back to my point of obsession, we live in a world where people are more and more dependent on technology, and they expect it to do everything for them, they are also used to texting and think it's THAT important. But seriously? What's more important? Common sense and safety, or texting friends? I mean, we've seen the reports on the train, bus and trolley accident, which further proves my point. It is a sickening obsession, which people think is important when usually it's just "What'cha doin." "Nothin'" If it's that important pull over and read it. That's what I say.

    Sincerely, Utau (One who really wants another comment on the show...)

    May 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  183. Judy

    I think they do it because people think they won't get into an accident, and think they have the skills to do two things at once.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  184. Matthew

    I think that you shouldn't text while driving because you could injure innocent people

    May 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  185. Rachel

    I think that they text because they think that staying in communication 24/7 by texting is just as important as safe driving. They think they need to know what everyone is doing all the time.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  186. Kiera

    I think people now are just obssesed with their phones. It seems as if they can't spend a second without it. I am almost 12 and I have never had a cell phone, so I don't see what is special about them. It's just like smoking, they know it's wrong, but it's addicting.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  187. caroline

    i do not think this should be able anny where WHAT SO EVER!!! i just do not what kind of person has that mush uncareness and well stupidity to think " oh just because that person got in a crash because of it does not mean i am going to i mean what are the chances" well those chances are prety big. so if your friend just texted you this well i would probally pull over if you are in a car. want to know what i dont get where i live new york it is against the law to hold the phone up and talk why you are driving but not to text. that is probally why there are many teens getting in a crash. so next time you are in the car going to contacts about to text think about what i said!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  188. David

    I think it is smart to make no texting and driving a law, but it will be hard for people to follow it.

    May 14, 2009 at 12:21 am |
  189. Mr. Moore's 5th period

    Disconnecting is difficult because we don't expect the worse case scenario. All is well until the unexpected happens.

    May 14, 2009 at 12:37 am |
  190. Dakota

    We can't disconnect from texting because we are addicted to communication. When we try to communicate while driving well, bad things happen to good people.

    May 14, 2009 at 12:40 am |
  191. Hannah

    well I think that the reason that people cannot disconnect is because they think" just this once itll never hurt,just this once" there for they do it and do it untill that one time that they mess up

    May 14, 2009 at 3:22 am |
  192. Thomas

    I think it is dun because teen agers dont think it would happen to them yet it can if your the best driver in the world but if you text and drive your the worst driver in the world its worse than a cell phone and all most as bad as drinking. SO DONT TEXT AND DRIVE YOU CAN GET HURT OR DIE. by thomas

    May 14, 2009 at 5:48 am |
  193. Mr. Owen's Class

    Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. Many people (including teens) don't think of the risk of driving and multi-tasking. That takes maturity and a realization that it is not necessary to answer every phone,text,twit you get. Sometimes it is better to wait for a "reflective moment".

    May 14, 2009 at 7:21 am |
  194. Lucy

    I think that you should not text while you are driving because 1. it is not only dangeros but almost distrackting! For exampule if you are texting your boyfriend and...more later.

    May 14, 2009 at 7:54 am |
  195. Deldar

    People love to text. So they do it all the time. They probably can't stop very easly.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:05 am |
  196. megamillion

    i think people text while they drive becuase they are social and want to talk to their friends all the time

    May 14, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  197. Matt

    Some people don't think that this is an issue and some teens like me don't even have a cell phone. Maybe are parents are trying to protect us????

    May 14, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  198. Brooks

    I txt alot and i think that u shud not be able to txt while ur driving. or in a moving vehicle that u are controling

    May 14, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  199. kaycee-dia!

    i text when my parents are driving anf honestly i probably will later in life too..i know sometimes my mom does too and my brother wants too be safer so her calls people instead but seriously its the same thing...texting will drving isnt that bad i think they do it because theyre social and they like to talk!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 8:07 am |
  200. Aidan

    Texting is just sooo much fun. It's easy to see why people don't stop. If i had a car though, I would crush my cel phone so that I wouldn't maybe die...

    Texting isn't worth it

    May 14, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  201. Alec

    i think that people that txt wile they drive just don't think wut could happen to them and others around them.
    I like to txt to but im not old enough to drive yet.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  202. Grace

    I think people think it's more important than making sure people are safe. I think if it gets to serious with companies, then the bosses should make sure the drivers don't even have there cell phones when they start driving.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  203. Sean

    I don't know. I don't text much myself, so I don't see the big deal. I think that some people think that if they can text really fast, they will finish quickly and look up to the road after that. These would be people that text a lot, and think they're really good at it, and that it won't take a while. It takes less then a second to crash.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  204. Eliza

    I think that people cant stop texting because it is so addicting. Even though I don't text, I see people texting all the time. At school, during class, on the bus, down town, and everywhere. They just cant stop.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:08 am |
  205. Abby

    I think the reason people can't stop texting is because it's so addicting.I don't have a phone so I wouldn't know, but my friends say it is!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  206. GWENN

    i wouldnt stop texting woth driving if i did drive haha because i would want to respond to it!!!! that why i think people are still doing it! and if they put a law to it people arn't gona stop it anyways its not like any one is gona notice

    May 14, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  207. Haley

    I think people are just obsessed with texting, and I don't think they realize that they could get in an accident.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:09 am |
  208. Maya

    Texting is really addicting 🙂 And some people won't understand the risk of getting in an accident until they actually do. Also you don't always have to look at the buttons if you do it enough, so they think they can drive and text at the same time.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  209. Devin

    People do it because they think they can do two things, even though they're really being stupid. Driving needs your undivided attention. It's nothing like guitar. I can play guitar without looking at the fretboard even in some solos and talk at the same time while pressing my distortion pedal. If I did that while driving, I'd crash, no doubt about it. Also, I hate texting. Why not just talk instead? (Not while driving.)

    May 14, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  210. Elena

    I think that some people are getting crazy about this texting thing! I almost never text and when i do, i can't even do it while walking never mind driving! It takes me forever to text and i don't drive but I wouldn't even think of texting while driving! It's crazy!

    May 14, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  211. Allison

    Texting is addicting and some people just cant stop! I don't think people understand that they could die from it when they are driving.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:10 am |
  212. balloon boi

    texting is stupid:) y not talk in person?

    May 14, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  213. izaak

    I think that we are just too caught up to care. They show that stuff on the news and the people think "oh that will never happen to me!" so they just keep on doing it. Then it happens and they go "huh that really was a bad idea!". It's kind of like when you hear about a burglary and you forget about it and leave your doors unlocked then they steal your' stuff and you think to your' self "I probably should've locked my doors right?".

    May 14, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  214. Emily

    I think it's pretty stupid to text and drive at the same time. Not only have you heard about it in the news, but my natural instinct would be to not take my eyes off of the road. I mean, would you read a book and drive at the same time? Or type on your laptop at the same time? It's the same thing! I never text so I don't think it'll be a problem when I get my license.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:23 am |
  215. Mrs. Cohan's Class

    Texting while driving is an amazing way of showing your silly. Texting while driving should be banned in all states because we want everybody to be safe.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:54 am |
  216. Dakota

    I think drivers text while driving because it might just be too addicting. Some people might forget the dangers of texting while driving because they really like to stay in touch.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  217. Justus

    I think people text while driving because it's a habbit and they can't get over the fact that it is now a law.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  218. sarah

    i think that when your driving you shouldn't use your phone to text because you could get really hurt. I also think that if you wanna text or call someone then you should stop and get off of the road cause you never know what might happen.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:16 am |
  219. macaulay

    i think you shouldn't text or drive while driving on the road that could get you injured badly so good luck and hope you make the right choice.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  220. poppy

    well just be cause we text doesnt mean it HAS to be illegal. Yes people may be aware of this but they dont really care thats all cause they think it wont be them

    May 14, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  221. clark

    I think that people just try to get too much done in too little time.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  222. Connor

    I think that stinks

    May 14, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  223. Aaron

    I think that it is a good idea to not be able to text while driving because your could get in a car crash because you are distracted.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  224. Teddy Bear

    I want it to be banned forever it is not safe

    May 14, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  225. Gimme

    It is geneticly bad for you!

    May 14, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  226. Katie

    I think that people should be able to txt at red lights and stuff like that cuzz most people that i know can txt with out lookin'

    May 14, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  227. Jo

    People are just relying on technology too much. People are now obsessed with phones to be driving with them. Text whoever before or after you're in the car, not during or that might be the last time you text.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  228. Bofie

    I Use to think Texting was not that fun because my sister always use to txt my mom had to pay 900 dollar's Because she went over. but when i got my first cell phone i loved texting now i have unlimited and i cant leave home with out my cell phone so i guess texting is kinda adicting to people

    May 14, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  229. josh

    texting shouldn't be banned if they do I will start a riot against Barack Obama i'm sure many of people will join me

    May 14, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  230. Kiera

    I think people can't stand to not be in touch with there friends for like 5 minutes even if they are going to see them in less than 15 minutes.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  231. Lea

    i dont think you should text while driving because you can hurt inoccent people who are near you while texting

    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  232. Katlyn

    I think that some people just don't have common sense to stop texting while driving. If they want to die, they can go right ahead, but I'm sure that they don't. You don't always need to be texting someone, even talking on the phone is better than texting. But, maybe if they turn their phone off, they wouldn't be so tempted.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  233. Brittany

    I think that people text to someone in the car because they don't know what could ever happen if they do. Also they just don't care and don't believe that they can get in a car crash.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  234. Darcee=)

    i don't know about you people but i have to look down when i text at least when your talking on the phone your looking up.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  235. Kaitlyn

    I think that most people are just obsessed with there cell phones and just don't want to, or can't stop texting even if they are sort of risking their lives for texting while driving. It seems like most people think that " oh it is still okay, even if someone died while doing this it will never happen to me" and then they still do it. I think that Maine should have a law that bans texting while you are driving. If you still want to do it and you are driving while you get a text message then like pull over so you don't get to distracted while you are trying to focus.

    May 14, 2009 at 9:50 am |
  236. Megan

    I think it would be ok to text while driving in some areas because if you are in an area where there is not that many cars, turns, or other thing like trees adn animals. it might not be a good thing to do like when you are driving over a bridge of on a road that has a lot of turns.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  237. Mary Ann

    Texting is awesome! I text all the time and on my plan i have unlimited!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  238. Megan

    I think people text while driving because if they do not have any one in the car then they mightn want something to do so that the time will pass quicklier.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  239. cody

    texting and driving is dangerous

    May 14, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  240. Calah

    i think that texting while driving is dangerous because most poeple txt instead of call so there is more of a chance to be on a bad wreck. I also think that poeple think that they can drive and txt at the same time but they cant because you can only focus on one thing and you need to focus on two things while you drive and txt. Texting and driving at the same time is very DANGEROUS!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  241. nicole

    I think that it's dangerous to text durring driving because it can kill people because your not paying attention to the rode. Your to busy thinking on what to say on your text..... and you dont know were you are in the rode. It's very dangerous!!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  242. Megan

    ld like to give a shout out to Mrs. Northrup for being the best and funnest teacher this year.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  243. dylan

    People should be able to text while driving as long as they pay attention to the road. But they shouldn't text while driving they shouldn't make it illegal.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  244. WH2 Jalen

    I think that we cant disconnect because people get upset when you or someone else does not respond right way.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  245. WH2Zak

    Hey, I haven't had a working phone for about 5 months, but u believe many people can stop because teens have a need to keep in contact with the rest of the world and myspace, facebook, twitter, and texting are ways to do this.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  246. Drew

    I believe that we should turn off our phones while we are driving so we could reduce the risk of death in that category. I also believe that we should make texting while driving illegal in all states of the U.S.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  247. Tyler

    Teens that have there lisences will text no matter what, because we think we're invincible and think we can not get hurt in a wreck. STOP TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  248. mia

    texting is cool carl and we should be worrying about swine flu

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  249. lexi

    i think texting well driven is not nessesary because it can get u in a big situation and that is not good,do you text well drive carl.

    May 14, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  250. Noah

    I think that we should make it illegal in ALL the states and then if you got caught, then you would have to pay the price.

    May 14, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  251. Jason

    i say we can only text when someone is in the car but not drunk because if he/she is drunk they wont really see very good and wont talk very go eather and thats why they should make that law so no one gets killed. Thats why i say texting with someone elts in the car is ok

    May 14, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  252. Mr. LaFaves Class

    We think that it should be banned because it could cause more accidents and maybe even more serious accidents, even death.

    May 14, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  253. Mrs. Grimley Period 2/3

    Cell phones have become such an important part of communication people feel like they can not be without it for any amount of time therefore the texting while driving

    May 14, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  254. David

    I think texting is a bad idea and it causes more then half of the accidents

    May 14, 2009 at 11:17 am |
  255. leslie

    dude why don`t they just there so straight up wrong .

    May 14, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  256. briana

    so yeah about why cant we disconnect well maybe you heard of a word addiction and maybe that causes all the damage

    May 14, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  257. dakota

    its not good to text and drive at the same time. some people cant stop. some people are addicted to texting. When i ride my bike wit my friends i text and ride my bike at the same time. Sometimes i get hurt. But i stopped texiting and riding my bike at the same time. When i ride my bike and i get a text i wait until i stop and then i check my phone. i dont wanna get hurt again.

    May 14, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  258. Julia

    When new devices just come in stores people get them but the problem is when you are driving cann't use the device when you are driving for example cell phnes are cool but you are driving you should not use a cell phone while driving. That is a very easy way to get in a crash.If you have to take a phone call pull over. People think that there is not any police officers so they ca do what ever they want but when they get pulled over you should stop text messaging when you are driving or when you get in a crash you should NEVER text message when you are driving. That is why you should NEVER EVER text massage when you are driving. I am sure you never want a ticket from a police officer

    May 14, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  259. ruby and alma

    people are crazy over texting man just take a break for once in a while

    May 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  260. kati,berber

    the reason that people text is because they need to keep in touch what if its a emergency

    May 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  261. Bailey

    I dont think you should text and drive cause your not just putting your self indanger your putting a lot more people all the people on the road

    May 14, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  262. lisseth

    this is what i think of texting while your driving!!

    people shouldnt do that kind of stuff because it can cause death and damage to people or to there and they have to pay all the damages!!!!!!!!!!!
    ITS ALSO ILLEGAL!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  263. lisseth and crystal !!!!!!!!!

    ITS ILLEGAL IN SOME STATES BUT YOU SHOULD NOT BE DOING IT ANYWAYS!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  264. Andrew

    I think you shouldn't text because you could lose your life in a crash! Not to mention losing your money.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  265. pablo

    I was texting while I was riding my bike ,then I fell off and hurt my arm.So, it is dangerous while texting while riding anything.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  266. Freddy

    I was in Portland, OR my mom told me which place to go for my soccer game, but I was to busy texting to pay attention. So we got lost and I missed the game.

    Don't text when you are supposed to be giving directions to the driver.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  267. kelsi

    i'd like to give a shout to miss Northup for being the best teacher!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  268. kelsi

    i can text without looking and so can a lot of people so if you can text without looking then it's ok 2 text

    May 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  269. peter

    i think pasengers shouid text for the driver. Its safer and the driver can tell the pasenger what to write.

    peter

    May 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  270. Karina

    Texting while driving or doing something is not cool because you could make a big accident you would not like. Even thought people like me would get mad if someone didn't txt back but they could say that they are bussy driving and they cant txt. SO DONT TXT WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 TAKE CARE

    Karina and Rosa

    May 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  271. Kaitlin and Melody

    I think texting is very bad during driving, people can get killed, you can send a txt before you drive and tell them that you cant text at this time, if they are your friend, they shouldn't get mad.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  272. Kyler

    I think that texting when you are driving is bad because you can kill youself by doing that.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  273. ARCELI

    I THINK IT IS WRONG WITH TEXTING AND DRIVIN AT THE SAME TI ME BECAUSE THATS HOW LOTS PEOPLE GET IN ACCIDENTS AND MOSTLY THE TEENAGERS BECAUSE THEY GET DISTRACTED IN THE COMVERSATIONS.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  274. kelsi

    even though you may be able 2 text while looking u can get in a crash and die

    May 14, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  275. nicole

    texting while driving is not a good thing just wait until you are off the road

    May 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  276. Ivy

    I think it's an issue of being accessible and a constant need for communication with others. Simple as that.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  277. Jay

    I think people spend too much time texting because they want to talk to their freinds and they are occupied talking to their freinds that they cant focus on the road.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  278. Jay

    I think that people text too much that they cant see who their hurting.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  279. b

    I think the whole thing is very rediculous. I care what happens and don't want to die because of me texting and driving at the same time. Nice pun too Caral Azuz.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  280. alicia

    Texting is like second nature to most people who have cell phones, so when they go somewhere, i think some people don't even realize what they are doing because they always text.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm |
  281. Noah

    I believe people can't disconnect and stop texting even when their life is in danger because it is addicting. I also think that it is easier to say something while texting rather than being audible. It is a trend, if you don't do it you will feel out of the loop or uncool. Almost everyone I know texts and it has sort of just become a way of life for them. They don't have to call them up and have a complete conversation with the person, it is a lot simpler to text the person because it is faster and more convenient. It is also very addicting because more than one person can talk to you and you have to manage being able to talk to more than one person at a time. You also have to be able to keep up with all the different conversations. It is extremely dangerous to text while driving or even riding a bike near traffic.

    May 14, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  282. Miranda

    Yea, peaople probly need to stop texting while they are driving! Well.......... unless they know what they are doing!!

    May 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  283. tasha

    hi my teacher made me do this but its ok. So now texting is bad while driving so i approve this message this message saying do not text while driving.

    May 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  284. blake

    I think that texting while driving defenitly should be ilegal because I see adults on the road texting and you just want to move away from them

    May 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  285. Andy

    I think you should only text in the car is when you are at a stoplight or at or you are stopped. Any of the other times when you are driving you should not text or E-mail on your cell phone.

    May 14, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  286. WH2Allie

    the reason why I believe that teens today can not seem to disconnect is because of the constant need of being loved or around people. Through cell phones we are able to be a constant connection with people no matter where we are, or what we are doing at anytime of the day. Though at sometimes people can so annoying or even mad if you do not text back, people still have lives past their phones. Or I would hope that they would....=] plus, I think that people don't even think about doing it. I mean it just becomes a habit.

    May 14, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  287. Angelica

    It is bad for someone to text but if it is a emergency to text they can pull over. Or if it is not a imergency they just ignoret because they can get in a accident. IT'S ILLEGAL in some states, but the president might band it from the U.S.

    May 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  288. Ernesto

    I think that texting is bad because people could get in a accident. Some people do it because it is addicting to then and there are use to it from : Ernesto

    May 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  289. Meghan

    I think that the problem with texting and talking while driving is that people can't stand to be disconnected from each other for even a couple of minuets. This generation is constantly talking to each other on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and obviously by texting.

    May 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  290. Stoiby

    Every time you drive a car there is risk involved. I understand that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, but I think making laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving doesn't solve anything. It would just be another way for the state to collect revenue by issuing out more tickets. It would also add to the needless government micro-managing. People need to use common sense. If texting while driving is too much of a distraction for you, you shouldn't do it. In this case, the punishment is the crime. If you get in an accident and seriously injure yourself and others because you are careless, the last thing you want on your mind is a citation for texting

    May 14, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  291. Lulu

    People can't unplug because once you star, it's hard to stop. I know people who text and talk on the phone while they drive...until they see a police car, then they hang up.

    May 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  292. Robert

    I think it is dangerous but sometimes it should be ok. I mean what if someone in your family died or was injured. If you don't answer that then that will be devastating for that family. With no texting dose that mean that there are no phone calls either. I text alot i rarley ever talk on the phone.

    May 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  293. WH2 ali

    In my opinion people these days can't disconnect from texting because in our era everyone needs to stay in contact with everyone at all times. I know for me i am always texting and that is because that is how i make my plans with friends. I like keeping in contact and talking with friends but sometimes it gets a little out of hand because its hard to concentrate on homework an tests when you constintly want to be talking with your friends.

    May 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  294. Lynn

    People love to text & talk on the phone. I absolutely adore texting but doing it while driving is stupid but people love to do it so thats just how it goes.

    May 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  295. bobby

    texting is just addicting!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  296. Hannah

    I think that it is a BAD idea to txt and drive but i can't ever stop txting my friends and they get mad and keep sending more texts until i respond..

    May 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  297. Jake

    because people are stupid and don't know what can kill them

    May 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  298. melissa

    i think that people do not stop texting because the person they are texting will get mad if they dont text them back and sometimes people are bored of driving and have to go somewhere so they text for fun while driving.

    May 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm |
  299. Ricardo

    sure texting is bad because it distracts you but people dont really after all you are paying for it.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  300. vivian

    wont dont people just dont text in tell u are at home

    May 14, 2009 at 8:18 pm |
  301. WH2Angela

    I think that once someone gets attached to something (like talking on the phone alot, playing videogames, or watching lots of T.V) they begin to depend upon it more and it becomes a part of their lives they feel they cannot live without. So in the case of people texting alot, even at inappropriate times, perhaps they feel that they can't stop even though they really could if they willed themselves to. Maybe when they drive and text, they feel confident because they've been texting for a long time so they think that texting won't distract them. Or maybe they are just bored and like to fiddle with their phones. Perhaps one of the issues is that they really don't think about the huge risks and dangers their texting could have beyond the phone and actually think about doing something about those risks. So I guess when push comes to pull, it all comes down to the individual and their choice on when and where to text as well as facing the consiquences for their actions.

    May 14, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  302. Julie

    i think people do it because they dont care about the law really and do it anyway cuse they dont think they will get cuaght

    May 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm |
  303. NN

    I think people text while driving because they want to look like they know what they're doing, but they don't

    May 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  304. Erin

    I think people text in cars because some people just can’t stop talking, even if they aren’t ACTUALLY talking to them. They probably think it also makes them cool. 😀

    May 14, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  305. Lauren

    I don't know! People just dont have enough sense, to think with their heads, buckle their seatbelts, and hang up the cell phone.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  306. WH2 Alli

    i think that we cant disconnect while driving because, kids are so used to the "new technology" or texting as we call it. Teens i think, dont really like to talk on the phone as much as texting. but the reason that kids probably text while driving, is because talking on the phone is easier to see, say if you were a cop, where, texting is easier to hide. so basically the reason i think that we cant disconnect is becuase we are soo used to sending messages and talking to people quick, and you can do it while you are doing other things, and not get distracted, where as if you are on the phone, you kinda have to concentrate on what you are talking about.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  307. WH3

    People love to talk and interact!! we don't know when to stop because we don't have to! Some ppl don't even have self control!!! People have to choose not to!!

    May 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  308. Anonymous

    i think teenagers cant disconnect from there cell phones because of the fact that cell phones are the new way to reach people. teenagers now feel the constant need to stay in touch with family and friends. cell phones are a quick and easy way to keep in contact.

    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  309. Kaytee

    Well its an addiction. Just like alcohol or drugs. Of course its not as bad, but its still an addiction. People think they constantly need to see what their friends are up to and make sure they have a good social life. And texting is an easy way to do that. And since its an addiction thats why people text while they drive. Its like drinking and driving. People are addicted to alcohol so they drive while drunk. Well people are addicted to texting so they text while driving. In my opinion it is a very irresponsible and unintelligent thing to do while driving. But some people just cant stop.

    May 14, 2009 at 11:45 pm |
  310. daisha

    i think that people still texts while driveing because maybe that they think that not really going to happen to them while texting while driveing behind wheels.i mean who drive while textsing someone.it really crazzy.

    May 15, 2009 at 12:26 am |
  311. Kaylyn

    Seeing as cellphones and texting have become part our everyday life, it'd be hard to stop everyone from using there phones when there behind the wheel, but it is much needed. People can't focus on two things at once fully and that is dangerous.

    May 15, 2009 at 1:28 am |
  312. Jade

    Don't worry about it! Take it easy!

    May 15, 2009 at 2:58 am |
  313. Heather

    I think that people still do it because even though they hear all the tragic stories of people getting into crashes while texting, they just think 'it'll never happen to me'.

    May 15, 2009 at 6:41 am |
  314. Monique

    I think that so many people can't disconnect, because they're so addicted to it and the new technology. Today, not only kids have texting but also adults have texting which I think is just as bad. I see so many adults texting while they're driving, and really the easier thing to do is just dial the phone number and talk to them. In our society today, we're loosing the conversation aspect of the telephone. We're loosing the meaning of what the telephone was made for. With texting no one either bothers calling the person. Texting is a quick deal, and it doesn't cause so concentration. Though talking on the phone does, but I think that it's better. Because you get to here the persons voice and have a longer conversation and not worry how many sentences you're sending to add up to $80.

    May 15, 2009 at 7:59 am |
  315. Daniel

    I think it's kind of stupid to try to text and drive at the same time. I can uderstand talking on the phone while driving, but texting what has this world come to?

    May 15, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  316. LOGAN

    i don't think you should text while driving because you can get in an accident and could hurt your self and possibly somebody else

    May 15, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  317. Ivan

    Texting while driving is really stupid if u really have a problem with not being able to quit that then your in a world of trouble

    May 15, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  318. Sarah

    I totally forgive him, I know that he made a really bad chose. He has so much presure on him that its not that surprising that he made that bad mistake.

    May 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  319. alosha

    because as adolescents we feel we are invisible from things of this world and dont always recognize the consequence.

    May 15, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  320. michael

    oh my gosh that is so interesting

    May 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  321. Natalie

    because we are obsessed and it is like another life line for us

    May 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  322. Pooja

    Texting may be fun, but sometimes I think people just like it a little to much. Now textung while driving goes totally over the top, and soon those certain people will learn their lesson.

    May 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  323. kira

    addiction is right. just the need to talk to friends all the time. boredom and just the fact that its something to do, always. no matter what you do.
    while driving or not. irresponsible.

    May 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  324. Kerry

    It is not a good idea to text while driving because you can get in a car accident and get heart. You should not text when u are driving because the road is more important then your friends on the phone then the road.

    May 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  325. Dominique

    i mean texting is cool but...........NOT WHILE DRIVING ITS NOT COOL 😦

    May 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  326. Jessy

    For some people, like myself, texting is addictive. It's difficult to just stop even if it is in a different situation. 🙂 My teacher also says it shouldnt be legal to text while driving, but people never obey rules anyway 🙂

    May 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  327. william

    because of the age we are in where technology has become a part of everthing even driving

    May 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  328. Connor

    the reason why we cant dissconect from our cell phones is it is because cellys are our life style so thats why i cant or we cant dissconnect

    May 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm |
  329. Jacie

    I think the reson we can't disconnect is because we need to kown everthing about everybody all the time. We need contact with the people surrounding us.

    May 16, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  330. Alex

    i think texting isnt bad. the way people are doing it is, like driving and texting, and doing constantly. if teens cant handle the responsibility then they shouldn't be allowed to have it

    May 17, 2009 at 12:31 am |
  331. Jonh

    We can disconnect because we have relied on cell phones for so long that we can't give it up and also because America is lazy!!!

    May 17, 2009 at 12:55 am |
  332. Karen

    I don't think texting is bad but why should text while driving it crazy and it's the law

    And I give a shout out to my favorite teacher Mrs. Kaumbulu

    May 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  333. Meghan

    My mom texts while driving all the time, and even though so far nothing serious has happened so far, theres always that nagging feeling that something will. When i'm in the car with her, i make her shut her phone off; just for a little extra safety.

    May 18, 2009 at 8:18 am |
  334. whhje

    we cant disconnect cause were to in love with are phones

    May 18, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  335. chris

    txting is awesome

    May 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  336. Alyssa

    A personal belief about why people cant hang up there phone is because life isnt how it used to be 10 years ago. Everyones lives are so busy and chaotic and cell phones are the only way to keep in touch and updated on events.

    May 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  337. Chanel

    Yeah, texting is really addictive, i can't stop. but some people can't multi-task, i know i can't. So, there so into texting, and it might be a like "emergency" text. But i don't see why they can't just call them or text them later. Gossip can wait :]

    May 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  338. Stephanie

    I agree that texting while driving is very dangerous. Just about two weeks ago, where I go to school, there was an accident because a lady was texting. But why can't we stop texting even though its dangerous? Well why can't people stop smoking, when they know its unhealthy for them? Its a habit and sometimes we just don't think it will be us, who will get in the accident.

    May 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  339. Joyce

    I am going away to a different country. i can't wait to go. i'm leaving on the 13 of june.

    May 19, 2009 at 9:01 am |
  340. East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

    One student feels that it is a bad idea because it causes a lot of accidents. The drivers are paying more attention to their phone and not to the road. Another student thinks that if you can text without looking then it is ok to drive while texting. Another student thinks that it easier to text because the cops cant see you doing it and wont get caught. One student thinks that people text so much that it has become a habit and they have to do it all the time, even while driving. Those that are textting think they are cool doing it and they dont want to miss out on any texts.

    May 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  341. East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

    One student feels that it is a good idea to text while driving only if you can text while not looking at your phone. Another student feels that if someone has something important to say they may text you and you might need to see what they are saying. Another student felt that he was in the middle of the topic. He said that it is dangerous and could cause accidents but for some people they can handle doing both. Some of the students had varying opinions on why people still text while driving. Some do it to test the law and others do it to get business information that might be important to them.

    May 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  342. Mattea

    The reason why people can't disconnect from texting is because they are to addicied to it. People should make the effort to stop texting while driving until they at least get to where they are going. It is not a good idea to text while driving.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  343. Ryan

    I believe that it is right to ban texting while driving. That just endangers people's lives.Why do people even text while they drive? It isn't neded at all. Plus when you text it puts your life and other people's lives at risk.

    May 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  344. Maria and Courtnee

    People still text they drive. They don't see the dangers ahead of them. Sometimes it's annoying also.

    May 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm |
  345. Alex

    Don't text while you drive. You're a hazard to everybody on or near the road. If you do text, make sure you are at a complete stop.

    May 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  346. Colin

    When the cell phone was introduced, people thought that it was the greatest thing in the world. That craze has yet to die down. When you go into any of my classes, you can expect to see people pulling out their cell phones and check their incoming messages or send a message. It is possible that this craze will end, but we must act before more lives are lost at the hands of "driving while intexticated". If the country, or even the world followed the steps of the state of California and banned talking on the phone and texting while driving, this situation would all be over and done with.

    May 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  347. KayLa

    i love to text! but when i start to drive ( not for a long long time) i dont want to get in a carcrash cause some one was texting! i could die!

    May 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  348. BAD

    I think it’s because people grow up texting so much, they can’t stop. So they use texting while driving.

    May 28, 2009 at 6:39 am |
  349. Ms.FoOofo

    we cant disconnect cause were to in love with are phones

    May 28, 2009 at 6:39 am |
  350. yousif

    maybe peoople can do that but the must pay alot of attention!!!

    May 28, 2009 at 6:43 am |
  351. Narjes

    because they don’t think what will happen for them ,its really dangers

    May 28, 2009 at 6:45 am |
  352. Mallory

    People today can't seem to live without their cellphones, especially teenagers. Unfortunately, they have caused many distractions for people. It surprises me that people talk on the phone while driving, but text messaging is even more dangerous, because you have to look at the keys and in a lot of cases, you need both hands! Not only does texting while driving put the driver in danger, but is is just as hazardous to other people on the road, because the person texting is paying attention to the message they're sending rather than keeping their eyes on the road. The recent law that banned people from talking on the phone while driving (unless they have a headset) was a smart one and i believe that texting while driving should be just as bad an offense. This law should be strictly enforced, because it is becoming habit to some people and it is dangerous to have disconnected people driving down the street and taking the risk of crashing.

    May 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  353. Salman

    people allways still text in the road but they dont know they have to stop for there safty and the safty of there pasengers

    May 31, 2009 at 4:45 am |
  354. Rose

    taking in phone is very very bad Don't do it plZz

    May 31, 2009 at 4:47 am |
  355. Anonymous

    its bad a coses a lot of problem

    May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am |
  356. Ahlawi

    pople today cant wait to finish thire first work and they do the other work togather and the brain cant do two things in the same time

    May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am |
  357. Muhannad

    I think poeple shuold stop doing that 😦

    May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am |
  358. Anonymous

    i think texting while driving is a bad idea because our brain can't focus in two things.

    May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am |
  359. yusuf

    Texting is addicting… you can’t not respond back to a text. It’s hard not to open it

    May 31, 2009 at 4:51 am |
  360. abdulla

    i think that its a bad idea because the brain cant focus in two things in the same time .

    May 31, 2009 at 4:54 am |
  361. alio

    Hi......
    if you drive please Don’t text while you drive.
    to go saffly to your family

    May 31, 2009 at 4:54 am |
  362. sarah & 5alda =D

    many people die because of texting while they are driving and many people die because some one ales was driving .. So if you texting while you drive think about the poeple that you may hurt too. 🙂

    June 1, 2009 at 7:44 am |
  363. K.

    people should take care while they r drivin coz they may crash their cars n them self n its very dangerious 😀 😛

    June 1, 2009 at 7:44 am |
  364. Mr.Me

    maybe peoople can do that but they have to beattention

    June 1, 2009 at 7:45 am |
  365. alaradi

    ithink driveres they must recpict rule to reduce Catastrophic incidents

    June 1, 2009 at 8:46 am |
  366. nony

    i think it's is very dengerous to use mobile phone during driving because, it is rick your life to a crash accident . if you do both things you can't focus on both of them . people should not breake the rules.

    June 1, 2009 at 8:51 am |