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September 19th, 2012
05:23 PM ET

Why do people text and drive?

In Wednesday's CNN Student News, we hear about some things that are being done in an effort to get people to stop texting while they drive. We all hear about the dangers of texting while driving; we know that it can result in accidents, even fatal ones, but we still see people doing it.  So we want to know: Why do you think that people still text and drive?

Donna Krache, Executive Producer

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  1. Madison

    I believe people still text and drive because they don't know about the consequences they could face. They just get so caught up in their texts, they forget they're in a car.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
    • Abdul

      I believe people still text and drive because they don't know about the consequences they could face. They just get so caught up in their texts, they forget they're in a car and i know people that have died in a car accident

      September 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
    • Nick

      I think people text and drive because we are in such a hurry to get or give information to one another and we don't really think anything will happen to us.

      September 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Beka

      I think that people should start taking more action for texting and driving. Too many people are dying from this terrible action. Someone needs to take action and try to stop it.

      September 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • mike

      people do know the things that could happen by texting and driving but they still do it

      September 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Riley:)

      I think your so right!People just think Oh nothings going to happen to me i'm fine, there's like a one in 1,000,000 that's that's going to hppen to me." And then they take their eyes off the road for two seconds, and then they're in a car accident.Then they hurt themselves and other people. :(

      September 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • victor

      they are just breaking the law for fun cause its something than they can do easily.

      September 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  2. Katherine

    People Just don`t think that it will be them who will get in that car accident.Thats why i think its so important for there to be ads about texting and driving, those things do happen more often than most would think.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • david

      People text and drive because they feel like they need to give an immediate response

      September 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
    • victor

      they do ii so they can show off people that dont do it maybe they are trying to impress someone in the car with them

      September 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  3. Christina

    I think that people text and drive because they are bored during the ride. When people are bored and have nothing to do they want to communicate with someone else. That is one of the reasons people text and drive. Another reason is because people hear all these things about people who texted during driving and died, but don't think that they could get hurt during texting.

    September 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  4. Savanna

    People are rsuhing to get wherever they're going and send a message because they might be late. When people get stuck in traffic they think that thay can send a messgae quickly. Little do they realize the dramamtic effect and how suddenly heir life can change with one moment of distracted attention.

    September 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  5. malik

    texting or calling while definitely not necessary unless it is a life or death situation. If you have a way of texting or driving with both hands on the wheel, be my guest.

    September 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  6. Marcelino

    A big reason why people still text and drive is because they are giving excuses, like they say that i need to know who it is or they get bored and they want something to do.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  7. Crystal

    It relates to the same questions like, why do people drink and drive. People think it does not apply to them or does not see it as a big enough threat to their lives or the people around them.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • AC

      Along the same lines, not enough people are getting reprimanded/ticketed for doing it. How many times do people text and drive or drink and drive and not get caught. Not getting caught only reinforces negative behavior that they wont get caught. Its an odds game.

      September 24, 2012 at 3:00 am |
  8. Maxine

    Maybe because if they don't text back then maybe they will think there not cool

    September 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  9. Jaelynn

    Most people text and drive because they can't wait until they stop driving. Some people just don't think before they do things like breaking the law. They don't realize that by them doing that there is a accident waiting to happen. I bet when they finally get in that accident they are going to regret texting and driving. So why not stop now?

    September 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  10. Jacob

    People text and drive because they don't have enough patients. Some teenagers just can't wait to hear the gossip or news of whats happening with them and their friends right now. Also as I have heard teenagers that text and drive just think that it not going to happen to me.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  11. Asa

    They may think that they have time to text but it does not work.

    September 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  12. Cole

    I think people text and drive because their impatient. It's not because they wanna hurt people, but just because their impatient and want to respond right away. Although, they need to understand the risk and they can seriously hurt and/or kill someone. I think rules on texting and driving need to be stricter because of the risk and how much their being ignored and for the driver's and other's safety.

    September 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  13. Lisa

    They text and drive because sometimes they might have an impulse to do it when they see a friend or a family member doing it. Then instead of telling them to NOT do it, they want to try it out to see how it would feel even though they probably know it is wrong. Then they get so addicted to it, they won't stop and ignore what's right and what's wrong.

    September 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  14. John

    I think people text and drive because they are in a hurry. My mom sometimes does that on her android in my car while driving me to school. She says her text instead of typing and that is safer but still unsafe. I also think people do that because of drunk driving.

    September 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
    • Cecelia

      Tell your mom not to text.

      September 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  15. Emily

    People text and drive because they believe that the message they need to send is more important than their safety. I think that if they need to communicate immediatly with someone, then a phone call is best when the driver reaches their destination. Wouldn't you be uncomfortable if the driver of a car you are in was not focused on the road?

    September 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  16. jalen

    I think people text and drive because they just don't want to listen to the law and they don'"t know that they are putting there life in danger and other people driving on the road in danger and I think it should stop!!

    September 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  17. Morgan

    I don't know why people text and drive, and I don't get why they would either. They are not only risking their lives, but someone elses as well. If What the person wants is an emergency, they should call. If it isn't an emergency, it should be a text, which means it can wait until the driver isn't driving.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  18. Macy

    I think people text and drive, because texts are like the sun to the world. What I mean is that their world revolves around their phones they have to be on it 24/7. Texting and driving is wrong and they could be harming theirselves, other drivers, nature, or their cars. If they just harm their cars, they are lucky that no one or nothing got hurt.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  19. Keith

    Driving should be taken seriously and texting and driving isn't taking driving seriously. Texts should be able to wait. If it is an evergency then that person should call them, not text them.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  20. Joie

    I think people still text and drive because they are ignorant. With teenagers, they hear about the warnings and such, but they just pass it off and think that nothing will happen to them if they do it "just this once". With adults, it's not really a problem, because they have more common sense, unlike the teens who text and drive.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  21. Haylley

    I belive that people should not even be on the rode if the do not follow the rules of the rode because that is just taking someone's life away each day.

    September 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  22. Ethan

    People die every day from it and when the lives of those peope are lost, nobody even cares, but when a celebrity dies, everyone in the USA cries about it for months.

    September 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  23. Daniel

    I am not saying that texting while driving is safe or right, but I think that it is teens inability to just say" I'm driving text me later." that is why we see so many deaths today.

    September 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
  24. Drew

    People text and drive because they feel like they have to answer immediately or the other person texting you will freak out . And let's be honest how many times have you felt worried because your friend didn't to respond to your text for an hour

    September 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Hillary

    Texting and driving is something a lot of people do even though it has caused crashes they will continue I personally would never text while driving

    September 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  26. Tri-Minh

    People are more like socializing each other while driving. But even if they want to talk about something while on the car, they didn't care about their safeway. Well, they are already safe, in their opinion. They don't really get a good pictures from these crash victims. Probably lack of focusing on the road. Having all friends on your cell phone makes you to stay in touch for every single second they waste, not everyday though. Though they (in their opinion) are on their road everyday, they know it will not going to happen on them. But sadly, they are too late to fix their mistakes.

    September 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  27. Hannah

    People are thinking only about the present and not the future. The same applies when people are driving and texting. Drivers are only thinking about their friends and not thinking that they could be hurt.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:40 am |
  28. Celestyn

    Maybe the text was so IMPORTANT. You know, some thinks they can't live without texting. Or the text was about his or her EMERGENCY. If that's the fact, you can't just ignore the text, can you?

    September 20, 2012 at 5:40 am |
    • Tim

      Then pull over. NOTHING is so important that you have to risk your life or others to answer.

      September 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  29. Antonio

    I think people text while driving because they think it's harmless. 'It don't even take a minute, and its urgent'. If it's really urgent, than I think they should stop the car, get the thing done, and than get back on the pedal. The 'only a minute' can leave dire consequences...

    September 20, 2012 at 5:52 am |
  30. Phuong

    People still text and drive although they know that it can result in accidents for some reasons. First, Some of them need to communicate with their friends on-fly, and chatting anytime ; another need to check their message from business and they have to reply messages immediately. Some people text messages as their habit because of boring when driving in along time...

    September 20, 2012 at 6:16 am |
  31. Maggie

    People still text and drive because they they want to still be in touch with people while going places. Some people forget how dangerous it is for them to be doing that and sometimes the worst happens. This is just like smoking, they how bad it is for them, but yet they keep doing it.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:39 am |
  32. Kelsey

    I think that people text and drive because they feel like it is a OK time to text. So I think if all states do the same thing NC is doing by punishing people for texting and driving it would certainly decrease it and possibly demolish it.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  33. Sohyun

    I don't actually have a very accurate answer for this question because I've never driven, but, I think that people just don't realize that they are doing something fatal that not just them, but others could get hurt! And I think that the people who text things are lazy by not stopping the car, and then doing something else.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:48 am |
  34. Anny

    It's a chance that people are willing to take. Its the question of which asks, "in what chances would it kill me?" People don't seem to realize that it could always be them, and why not them but always others. They have only seem to see these occur on the news or to people which don't necessarily affect them. It's only until that state, where they are greatly hurt or even dead, when they realize the awful circumstances faced. In which the case goes the same for me and everyone.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:03 am |
  35. Frank

    Refusing your friend's text message can be hard.Especially if they are a teen.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:11 am |
  36. Makenna

    Maybe, people that text while driving think that they are too good as drivers to get hurt.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:37 am |
  37. Ellie

    I think people text and drive because, they have so many other things going on and they don't realize there own saftey is at risk.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  38. Alex

    I think its kind of wierd that people text and drive and they KNOW its dangerous, its just tht they do it because they can.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  39. Charllie

    People just have a natural instinct to "reply" to whatever they get, or the thought that "It will never happen to me". Thus they continue doing it.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  40. Mark

    Obviously people don't care about other people. People put their phones before their lives.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:01 am |
  41. Weston

    People text and drive because it's a habit. People need to keep their eyes on the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  42. Russell

    I believe texting while driving is an addiction. When you are addicted to something you can't stop it even knowing the consequences of your actions. It's just like drinking and driving. You don't think you are going to get in an accident until it happens, and then it may be fatal.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:05 am |
  43. Rosie

    I think that texting and driving is, or should be, illegal in all states because it is killing our friends and family. I think people text and drive because they think it is better than drinking and driving or that they think that they are capable of doing so without getting hurt.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  44. Austen

    i think that people that text and drive will efently reck and get hurt. so i think that conngress shold ban texting and driveing in the hole usa.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  45. hiovan

    I think people still text and drive because they do not care about the law and are wasting there life on texting

    September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  46. Jonathan

    people still text and drive because the people think that there so good at driving that they think there to good not to text and drive

    September 20, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  47. skylar

    poeple die or git brien damig. that is why i don't like it wene poeple text wille driveing.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  48. Nathan

    I think that people still do it because there parents are careless and then they just let there kids do that and then they get so used to it that they think that the people who don't do it are dumb so then they just continue the cycle until someone either dies or gets hurt COME ON PEOPLE!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  49. gabriel

    I think that people should not drive and text at the same time because it can ocur a accident

    September 20, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  50. Shamhaan

    People text and drive because they don't worry about whats going on on the road they just worry about who's texting them and what it's about.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  51. Jenna

    I think people text and drive is because they don't think of whats going to happen to them if they get in a accident or even worse they are probaly thinking of what the person they are texting is going to say to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  52. Lincoln

    People text and drive because they're busy. I think that only a fraction of America's text-drivers face any consequences. Also texting isn't the problem. The problem is being a bad driver. I think that only good drivers should be allowed to text. I've been in a car with a text-driver many times before but have not crashed. Otherwise I wouldn't be sending this comment...

    September 20, 2012 at 8:25 am |
    • Tim

      This is a ridiculous response. Nobody can safely text and drive. It takes only a second of distraction to end a life.

      September 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  53. Micah

    I think that people shouldn't text and drive because it just seems dumb. I mean you know you can just wait. It's not that big of a deal. Its just a text your whole life doesnt depend on the text. So don't text and drive... your does depend on this.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  54. william

    people should not text and drive at the same time because it dandrous people could get in a car crash.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  55. Shane

    Texting and driving is not only a problem but, thousands of people die from it every year. It should be illeagle for the driver to even hold a phone behind the wheel.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  56. Daniel

    Texting and driving is dangerous but people do it because they feel confindent enough do so. Our confindence blinds us soo much that we don't we realize that it could potential kill us

    September 20, 2012 at 9:02 am |
  57. Nathan

    They think there not going to get hurt. They think they will probably be okay. Except, they still get hit by a car, or run into things.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:02 am |
  58. Jake

    People should not text and drive all it does is harm people around them. And put lives in danger.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  59. Emily

    They text and drive because they like to text.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  60. Anna

    its not safe

    September 20, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  61. Megan

    I think that texting and driving is one of the main reasons for mobile accidents.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  62. Brittany

    Its unsafe, yet teens still do it like its ok. Its not going t be ok when someone or themselves get hurt. Dont do it, and you'll be okay.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  63. Katie

    People still text and drive because when they receive a text while driving they are probably anxious to read and reply to it.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  64. Nicole

    People text and drive because it's convient and almost second nature to everyone. Texting is also the easiest way of communication at times.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Dylan

      people text and drive becuase either there bored of the drive or they think they have to text back right away to be cool

      September 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  65. Kamara

    I think people text and drive because their too impatient and too worried about what the other people have to say.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  66. Michael

    People think it's fine to drive and text because they feel that they are capable of handling a car and and cell phone at the same time. They even do because they will be driving in a straight line so they don't need there wheels. This is however not good because driving and texting is not a good thing to do.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:21 am |
  67. Hunter

    I think people text and drive because they're just impatient. They need to have information right away and they don't want to wait.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:21 am |
  68. Zoe

    Some people want to think that they are cool, mostly teenagers, and to them, cool is going against the law and not being a goody goody kid.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  69. Brooke

    i think you should never ever text and drive

    September 20, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  70. selena

    I think people do it just because they think they cant live without a phone.they wold rather text their friends about something unimportant than pay attention to the road.Exspecially teens ; if they learn that you can live without texting for half an hour they would be fine and there wouldnt beas much accidents in the u.s.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  71. Brooke

    ...ause they what to know what there freinds are doing then next thing you know you are in a car that is crashed and almost dead or is dead

    September 20, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  72. McKayla

    Students still text and drive even though they are told that it is dangerous because they don't think that something like a car accident could ever happen to them, until it does

    September 20, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  73. Riley

    People shouldnt text and drive because its taking both there eyes and mind off the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  74. Mike

    I think that people still text and drive because they don't care about their risk to other people. They think "this will never happen to me" until it does. Then they regret it.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  75. Chase

    I think people still text and drive because they don't see the possible harm they could be causing themselves and others and I really don't think they care.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  76. Meghann

    People probably still text and drive because they either don't understand how dangerous it is, or they don't think it will happen to them. Just like with teen pregnancy.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  77. Hunter

    I think people text and drive because they are stupid

    September 20, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  78. Sydney

    I believe that people,especially teenagers, don't take the dangers of texting and driving seriously. People do not think that the risks involved in texting and driving apply to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  79. Ari

    People shouldn't text and drive. Why? Because it can cause bad accident like long term memory loss, short term memory loss, and could even cause death. Also, you could hurt yourself, people in the car, and people in other cars. I won't text and drive when I get my license to drive. I won't because i don't want to hurt myself or others including my relatives.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  80. Aline

    Because they know story's about car accidents but they will never think that it may happen with them if they texting while driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  81. thomas

    Well i think some people text and drive so they can talk to their friends. But they dont know the danger they put them selves in while they are doing it. Even if you take your eyes off the rode for one second you could get into a accident. But usally the person who is texting dosnt know that. thats why there should be a law in all sates. this will let people know not to text while they are driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  82. Hannah

    I think people still text and drive, even though its against the law in some states, because people are stupid and they are to caught up in the moment, they have to answer right away. They also do not take texting and driving seriously. People also don't think that they could get in an accident, HELLO?! That's is why accidents are called an accident!

    September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  83. Austin

    If the text is important, pull over and answer it. If a friend texted you, you can wait to talk to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  84. Joe

    i think people know the dangers of texting and driving but think they think they are too good of a driver to think the risk applies to them

    September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  85. Brook

    I believe that people just don't realize that getting in an accident can happen to them. They think well its just a quick text. What they don't realize is it could take seconds for an accident to happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  86. Nick

    I guess some people still don't think it's dangerous. Some people may think that it cannot happen to them (Accident). People think they are in control and can prevent an accident from happening.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  87. Justice

    People text and drive because some texts just cannot wait.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  88. Maddie

    I think people do it because texting is a way to communicate with friend who are far away. So if they get a text, they can't resist the urge to read it and respond.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  89. McKenzie

    People text and drive because they hear their phone go off and want to hurry up and reply to the person, even if they're driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  90. Keesha:)

    texting and driving = death.. I dont want to make the dumb choice of texting and driving. I would like to live. No text is worth dying over.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  91. Ryan

    People text and drive because they might be having an important conversation and they need to text back

    September 20, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  92. Daniel

    People still text and drive because they don't think it will ever happen to them. They think the text they receive is more important than keeping their eyes on the road. Once they wreck and die or get seriously injured, then they will know how important it is.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  93. Brooke

    People still text and drive because of the same reason people still drink and drive. They don't realize the seriousness of it. The ads on television don't affect people because that is not a personal example. People only understand how serious something is when it happens to them or to someone they love.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  94. Sydni

    In my opinion, if I ever text and drive or have a friend text and drive it is because of our parents. Since I first started driving, my parents have always wanted me to keep them informed on every little detail possible. For example, if I were to meet my friends in Jackson one day to go eat dinner with them, my parents would want me to text them as soon as I got there and left. Sometimes I forget to text on the way back home because I get caught up in hanging out with my friends. That being said, I have to text them while I'm driving back home, otherwise I'll get in trouble.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  95. destiny

    they txt and drive because thy don;t really think it befor they do it

    September 20, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  96. landon

    i think people text and drive because they think they are cool but really theyre just gonna wreck and possibly die.DONT TEXT AND DRIVE!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  97. Katelyn

    It's addicting to some people and sometimes they just can't stop. Other people just like to do it.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  98. alex

    people text and drive because they don't know what their doing and talk to their friends rather than watching the roads to provent crashing

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  99. carter

    It causes focus on the phone until you end up crashing & it should be a law not to text & drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  100. mashell

    people put other people in danger and them selves while texting and driving because they aren"t watching the road

    September 20, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  101. sarah

    i think people text while drive because they think there is a slim chance of them crashing

    September 20, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  102. Liese

    Some people will probably never stop texting and driving, because they don't understand the risk. They think that even though it's dangerous, it's not likely that anything will happen to them. No matter how hard the law, or news, or anyone tries, you will never convince people to stop texting and driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  103. Paidyn

    you should not text and drive Because it can hurt you or someone else .It can even die.This may not work because there are hundreds of people that text and drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  104. Rachel

    I don't think that is right or cool to text and drive. It's really lame no one should of even thought of talk or texting while driving the r really not cool.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  105. Brianna

    I think the reason that people still text and drive is they don't think that anything can happen to them. Sure we see it on the news all the time but teenagers don't think about the possible outcomes.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  106. Tyler

    Maybe they have someone important or if something bad happened to one of their family members died or got injured

    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  107. Paidyn

    you should not text and drive Because it can hurt you or someone else . can even die.pleas don't text and drive.This may not work because there are hundreds of people that text and drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  108. Victoria & bob

    I don't think that people should text and drive because it can cause death. Some people text when they drive because they think texting is "cool". If they don't want to die they should just stop texting while there driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  109. Adrian

    Because it's more fun than looking at the stinkin' road LOL

    September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  110. angel

    most of us do it because we are confident that nothing is going to happen.....

    September 20, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  111. Hannah

    I think why stiil do it is they do not think before they do it. And they could do it when they get there if some buddy is not with them or they can have some buddy to hold the phone and have them teel the person to what to put. And maybe that want have a lot of accident. And its aganinst the law.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  112. Anonymous

    People still text and drive because of the way phones are now.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  113. jonathan

    people text and drive because they do not realize the the danger that their putting their self in too and other drivers too.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  114. Christy

    People are so addicted to their phone, they can't stay away from it. They feel like they can't wait. It's easier than calling. Also if someone has a bad plan, they don;t want to waste their minutes.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  115. Gabby:)

    Well i think texting and driving is something that people should abide by because you should be watching the road not looking at your a message that could be read once you have stopped the car so some people have to take consideration that when you are texting that not only your life is in danger but also the people around you.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  116. heather

    some people txt and drive cause they think is cool... but will it be cool when there in the hosptile :)

    September 20, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  117. America

    People dont know how dangerous it is to be txting and driving untill something bad happens to them or to one of their loved ones... They should take more percautions about what their doing when their driving... people just care about themselves and not others!! Cops should also put the example and not use their phones!! A person using a phone should get a good punishment!!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  118. Paola

    Many or one the reasons i think people text and drive is because, they just can't wait to get home or to stop somewhere and read there messages and or ansewer there calls. At times you never know a message can be really important but i don't think that message is worth you'r life!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  119. Oliva

    I don't believe many people really think about what they're doing, and I'm a bit shocked at the very thought of that. Since people are on their phones 24/7, they don't really know how to put their phones down for few moments while they drive. Also, I don't think many parents inforce the no texting and driving rule on their kids, and teenagers will go just as far as the rules will allow them.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  120. Joseph

    They don't care about people or themselves.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  121. Bryan

    Some people are believe that the rule doesn't apply to them because they think they're such skilled drivers. My older brother tests while driving sometimes, but usually at stop signs and lights, where he thinks he's safe, but isn't really.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  122. Katie

    People, especially teenagers, often think that the negative consequences won't happen to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  123. Dillon

    I think people who text and drive are in less populated areas so they think it is less dangerous. But, texting and driving is still dangerous.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  124. Teresa

    I think people who text and drive believe that nothing will happen to them. They probably have done it before without anything happening to them. So, they think they are safe.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  125. Will

    They probably text and drive because they think it might be important, but they get trapped in a texting conversation while they drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  126. George

    Texting is addicting since people mostly teenagers have done it a lot . They usually do not understand the negative side. Even if we do a no texting while driving pledge they would not stop!

    September 20, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  127. Hunter

    I think it's because they don't really understand the danger of it and just believe that it won't happen to them, even though so many others have had fatal accidents while texting at the wheel.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  128. Anne

    People don't understand how bad the situation is until they've experienced it. Once they experience the situation, they probably won't be able to drive again. People don't think the dangers are that bad so the text anyway.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  129. David

    I think that Adolesents still text and drive because sometimes they could have a conversation like they do in real life, but they often forget

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  130. Maddie

    I think that people just do not understand the issues that texting and driving could cause. It could cause death and injuries.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  131. Sung

    I think that they think the consequences that their parents tell them won't happen and their addict to texting is too great because to young people it's fun to text.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  132. Alivia

    People just get bored and want to talk to friends so they text and drive. Also it is very available to them and they don't think about doing it, they just receive a message and reply.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  133. McKaily

    I think that people still text and drive because they don't think those horrific things can or would happen to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  134. Zackary

    I think people txt and drive because they don't think that they will crash because they only do it once in a while even though it only takes one glance at your phone to hit a kid or crash.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  135. Kyle

    People who text and drive just doesn't seem to care about the lives of others or their own.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  136. Seth

    People are gonna text anyway people like texting i dont think its right that people text and drive but obiviously people are texting anyway but there getting killed or killing innocent people around them.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  137. Kaylie

    People are still texting and driving because they think that their cell phone ringing or beeping is more important than paying attention to the road. They also get too impatient and can't wait until they get their destination to answer the message.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  138. Ryan

    I think that people are still texting and driving because they don't think that they can get hurt or that they will crash.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  139. Ashley

    I believe that people still text and drive because they don't see it as a potential harm to other people, and they don't understand that they could kill people if they do not pay attention to the road. There are just so many obstacles that could cause a person to get into an accident, and not a lot of teenagers realize that. if they don't want to suffer from severe head trauma or brain injuries, then they need to leave their phone off or just wait until they have reached their destination to respond to the text.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  140. Chris

    We are still texting while driving because every person who does this thinks that they are different. They all believe that they are either good at it and its okay for them or that nothing will happen to them so they don't need to worry about it.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  141. Ryan

    I like the law that says you can't even text and walk. Thank You New Jersey. :)

    September 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  142. Drew

    Teens simply don't care what adults are telling them. I my self do not listen because i text when i want. If you don't like my driving get off of the sidewalk!

    September 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  143. Taylor

    People are texting and driving because people are impatient and don't know how to wait. It is sad because they all know it could harm someone. I think that now in society people need to be taught what patients are because nobody has any, sad very sad.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  144. Cole

    People still text and drive because they dont realize the danger or they are just to ignorant to pay attention.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  145. Garrett

    I believe that people who still text and drive don't think that they will be in a horrible accident.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  146. Mike

    I don't see why people can't wait to text when they're done driving. They think it can never happen to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  147. Cody

    Most people just don't care. They don't want to wait to reply to the person. They rather reply instantly.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  148. Savanah

    Some habits are hard to break. When it comes to driving and texting simultaneously, people should lay off their phones and pay attention to the road. Sometimes people forget that it isn't safe and probably just live in the moment.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  149. josh

    people text and drive because they are not smart and they think they cannot hurt anyone and they are invincible.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  150. Chuck

    People want to answer who ever is texting them back.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  151. Greg

    In my opinion people are just incompetent of other people on the road. They think its a simple text that won't effect there driving. Well let me tell you, one second on a text is one second that a pedestrian could walk in front of the car.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  152. willis

    why do people text and drive we don't know and its not our fault that they choose to do it and risk their life's its on them we can only do so little to stop it we cant stop it all its up to them to make the right choice and not text and drive if they wanna see their future.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  153. Blaze

    people text while driving because they have stuff to talk abot that can't wait. if you value your life and your friends life, don't text while driving. even if your state doesn't have a Texting While Driving ban in your state, you should still keep both hands on the wheel no matter your experience level. driving requires your full on attention. every second counts in the game of life.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  154. isel, oscar

    Well I think its a good idea to ilegalise textin wile driving because its closely the same as drinking and driving it causes likely the same of accidents.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  155. Anonymous

    i think the reason people text and drive is probably the same reason people text at all.. To have a conversation with someone but unfortunately they don't know the dangers of texting behind the wheel

    September 20, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  156. angel n pedro

    i think the law of txtn n driving is good becase u safe lots of lives. ths why u should get a bluetooth to tlk on the phone safer then texting

    September 20, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  157. ruby && isaias

    people who are texting and driving need to worry about others and their lifes .
    why cant they wait til they get to their location and then read the message . or they should pull over and text back and then get back on the road. because their putting other lifes in danger

    September 20, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  158. Stanley

    THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYONE ELSE.... JUST CHILDREN ***PLAYING***

    September 20, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  159. Andrea & Danny

    Not everyone is fully aware of just how dangerous texting and driving can be. People tend to have the mind set of, "Oh no that wouldn't happen to. I can multitask." People are just in-denial of the true possibility and consequences. People shouldn't text or do anything with the phone before or after you get in the car. Many driver's will admit they know, or they have done done it before, and nothing happens. But are they going to do or say when something does happen?

    September 20, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  160. JACOB

    first of all i could roll a blunt, hotbox my car completely full of smoke and still drive perfect cuz i do that everyday LIKE A BOSS MOB1

    September 20, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  161. Alejandro & DeAndre

    People that need to text and if its important they should pull over and text instead of taking the chance of getting into an accident. People should be more cautious and pay more attention the the road instead of their phones!

    September 20, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  162. Thor

    People still text and drive because they are addicted to texting they feel like the text is more important than their lives. They also feel like they are good enough drivers that they can text and drive at the same time. They don't feel like they would ever get in a wreck, until the last thing they see is their finger pushing a useless button...

    September 20, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  163. Davina

    i think its all about ignorance, people are aware of texting and drving they just simply choose not to because they think they can do it, but anything can happen and on the road people are always surprizing.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  164. angel

    if you text and drive i consider you a terrorist, terrorizing my safety on the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  165. Jordan

    I believe its to prove to there girlfriends that they can multitask just as well as they can.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  166. Derrick

    i think that texting and driving is dangerous because it is taking your eyes off the road and can easily swerve to the other side or never notice your not on the wrong side of the road, even go off the road.texting and driving needs to stop because not only is your life in danger everyone eles life that is driving is in danger to.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  167. angel

    I believe people text and drive because they think that nothing is going to happen to them..people don't learn until an accident occurs..sad that that's the only way they'll stop..

    September 20, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  168. Stephen

    I think texting and driving is a really big distraction. If you cant even pay attion in school and talk about something else. What makes you think you can have control of a 2,000 lb vehicle and text at the same time and not be distracted.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  169. Erick

    I think it is because they don't want to stop or wait a while for the text message

    September 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  170. Nic

    I think it is because the people think there soical life is more important then there's

    September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  171. Lasha

    I think peoople text and drive because it's phone and they can do it i guess...

    September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  172. sacrobi

    I think people still text and drive because some people just don't care, they think that something like that would never happen to them but when they least expect it they crash and end up getting injured.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  173. Collin

    It depends on what it is. it is very tempting situation and people will still text.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  174. kathleen

    I think students live in the moment and "believe" nothing will happen to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  175. Joshua

    the reason why they text while driving is they feel the need to answer when they recieve a text.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  176. Vivian

    I think that people still text and drive is because they want to be talking to their friends or family I don't think that people think that they are gonna be "those people"who can cause a crash or end up in a crash. because they think that they aren't going to be as careless with their texting as " those other people" they think that they will be able to multi task while driving. but in reality they really can't

    September 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  177. sam

    i think they text and drive because they get a text and want to answer back

    September 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  178. Antoine

    The people do it because they want to talk to their friends.. they understand the consequences but they haven't gotten hurt from texting while driving so they just decide to keep texting their friends

    September 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  179. Kaitlyn

    I think people still text and drive because some people are just addicted to texting and they just have to reply right away.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  180. trevor

    peole text and drive today because evenything now is technology. They dont realize its so dangerous and not smart until they get in an accident and get hurt or hurt someone

    September 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  181. boby

    I thank that it should be illegal in all states becuse in my apinion that should save alot of lives

    September 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  182. Melany

    I think people still text and drive because some people think that a text message is more important than keeping their eyes on the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  183. matthew

    because people would like something to entertain themselves while driving

    September 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  184. Tyler

    Something important happened to somebody . Like if a person got in a acciedent .

    September 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  185. Mady

    People probably still text and drive because they believe that if they do it then nothing will happen and once they do it once it makes them feel like if they do it again than nothing will happen. so they get in the habbit of texting while driving, but you shouldn't because you never know something bad could happen at anytime!

    September 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  186. Gabby

    People still text and drive because they think that they will not be the one to mess up and get hurt but they most likely will. They also do it because teens lives now adays revlolve around their phones and texting and feel as if they have to do it. They arent thinking about the cosequences they may have to pay.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  187. Vicky

    People might drive to act cool, or they may have something important going on. And so they dont get hurt, they can stop driving if they need to text someone that badly.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  188. Keegan

    I think that texting and driving has killed plenty of people. They should make it a law not to text and drive. If they are then they should stop the car.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  189. James

    We are in that peroid of time where kids just can't keep their hand out of the cookie jar (metaphoric)

    September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • Jim

      Good metaphor

      September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • Jennifer

        Cool

        September 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  190. Megan

    I think that texting and driving is one of the main reasons for mobile accidents and should be stopped. Almost anything can wait, if it can't, then they can pull over and call or text instead of otherwise choosing to endanger the lives of the others around them.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  191. hishob

    people always text and drive because there inmatuer teen agerz

    September 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  192. trey

    I think they really dont think about how much danger they could be in for texting and driving. They just want to keep in touch with friends/family and they dont even think about txting and driving they just do it.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  193. John & Jose

    ppl txt & an drive because they feel pressured to txt the other person back fast & not keep them waiting...

    September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  194. summer and laura

    People text while driving because they need directions or they're trying to meet someone. It's not right to do but it happens.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  195. Mac

    texting and driving is wrong and imiture...........................

    September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  196. Jack

    Texting while driving is partly people trying to text back as soon as they can so it dosnt seem as though the driver is ignoring the person texting them.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  197. Whitney

    No pledge or law will stop people from texting and driving. Knowing that you have a text to answer makes people very impatient. This generation is very reliant on electronics like phones and computers, so they always feel the need to respond to anything right away. Although no one is asking very much about the no texting while driving, anyone who does text and drive feel like it is too much.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  198. enrqiue & david

    Why we txt and drive is because we want to know whats happening at everytime with our friends new media etc.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  199. miguel ,adrian

    texting is the modern way of communicating in this day of age most people dont even talk on the phone now days ...........peace

    September 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  200. Tatiana

    I think it is bad

    September 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  201. Cindy & Lucero

    When people are drivng and receive a text they dont think about how dangerous it can be to get distracted they usually focus on what they want to answer back or what the other person is saying. Young people live for the day so even if it crosses their mind it tehy wont care.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  202. braden

    I think peopel well stell do it but if they get cot they mite stop.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  203. jorge and vincent

    i think people txt beacuse "they" want us to die on roads . We have gps and navigation systems on the latest model cars, theyre making sedans more fast and put safety stars on it thrioughtout the years. txting and driving its just one of the list...

    September 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  204. Jesus

    Texting and driving is a very deadly combination. People know the risks they are taking but yet they put themselves and others in danger. I believe if more people were more informed on how many people really get hurt due to texting and driving, they would stop before it happens to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  205. cooter

    its not txt a whole sentence, its txt 2 letters and look tx 2 then look. gotta think outside the car.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  206. bailey

    there is one thing you got to know.technology.the world this day has lots of it and really the reason people still text and drive is because:
    1:its a habit.
    2:people want to respond so the people texting them dont feel ignored.
    3:its something that alot of people do(this influences more people that it is ok to text and drive)
    4:a human will take more interest in what is more inportant to them like their phone for example rather than paying attention to the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  207. Trishawn

    I think people still text and drive is, because they think that they have to answer the text and respond to it but they dont they should wait tell they get to where they are going.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  208. Kirsten

    I don't think that they realize what could happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  209. Alissa

    I think people still text and drive because they just don't care or realize how dangerous it really is.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  210. Gavin

    I think that people still text and drive because they are too self confident and think they can do just about anything because their invincible.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  211. Alli

    I believe that people still text and drive because they have not yet experienced the harm that it may cause them.
    They have heard of accident caused by drivers texting while driving but have not yet got into a accident themselves.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  212. kelia

    There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to text while driving. It risks your life! The next time you want to send a text and drive, you wouldn't even have enough time to text- I M GOING 2 CRASH. DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!

    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  213. Kayla

    I think people still text and drive because they don't think that an accident would happen to them. And some may even think they are invincible, like teens.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  214. Emily

    I believe that people text and drive because they have not been directly affected by it. I think that people do it because they think "i'll never get in an accident".

    September 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  215. Jordan

    People, especially teenagers, text and drive even though it's illegal. I think that many teenagers, and some adults, feel so comfortable texting that they think it doesn't affect their attention. They don't see it as a distraction. A lot of people can text without looking and don't take their eyes off of the road, but their minds are still focused on what they are typing, which they don't understand.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  216. Heather

    I think its because alot of people are so used to texting that it comes naturally. The moment you look at your phone and send that text, is the moment that you could lose control or ever hit a pedestrian.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  217. Cheyenne

    People text and drive because they don't think the text can wait. Actually it can wait it could just kill you. If i got a text yes i would wait till I got to the place i was going because it can wait. I wouldn't want to get in an accident just over a stupid text message. I would wait and so should everyone else

    September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  218. Brook

    People text and drive because they are stupid. if I was driving and I got a text from somebody I would wait until I am out of the car. when my mom is driving i text for her because she gets from my dad and i text back to him instead of my mom doing it because i care.

    September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  219. Kaitlyn

    People shouldn't text and drive there is a study that nobody can do more than one task at a time. There are so many people out there that get don't pay any attention to the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  220. Dana

    People Text and Drive because there afraid that they might miss that call or text and they don't notice that while they text and drive there putting there lives and other people's lives in danger, they don't pay attention to what there doing and I think that people should lay off the phones and pay attention to whats more important, eyes on the road and off there phone.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  221. Dora

    People text and drive because I think that I can do it. I ignore the fact that it greatly lessens my ability to be aware of everything else that's going on. I won't be the one that has to stop all of a sudden because the car in front of me slams on the breaks. I'll be the only one with superhuman reaction time, so that I won't crash into that car in front of me. It's just too important for me to be checking my phone every two seconds because I don't have anything else to do.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  222. Colton

    People still text and drive because, in their ignorance, ignore the rules and safety of others so that they may service themselves instead of caring for others and their own lives.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  223. james

    its a habit that people need to break. most people realize that its againts the law but still proceed to do it anyway.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  224. David

    They do it because they do, why not? Why so? We're teenagers, we won't listen to reason.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  225. Chelsea

    I think texting and driving is bad because thats how my mom got hit when i was little. My mom had to go to the hospital because her neck hurt . I was really scared because i was only 5.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  226. cameron

    i think people text and drive because they think it is cool and they don't relize they re putting other peoples live in danger and their own.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  227. Brittani

    I think that people still text and drive because they think " nothing bad will happen because I'm a good driver", and regardless of being a good driver or not, if your not looking at the road, anything bad could happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  228. James

    It is dangerous and can be fatal.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  229. Fernando

    People should stop texting because its very bad. Every time you take your eyes off the rode. You'll get in a car crash and you may get injured or die!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  230. Nicole

    People text and drive because they always think it won't happen to them, they won't get into an accident.. until they do.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  231. Victoria

    People text and drive because they think it is cool to their friends.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • eboni

      i agree

      September 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  232. Veronica

    I think that texting and driving is not a good thing to do. A lot of people died from this.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  233. Kayla

    I think that the reason people still text while driving is because it is an addition. I know that in my school kids text even though they will get in trouble. I think they do it because there addicted and can't help it. People who are driving have the same problem. People can't help themselves.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  234. Mtre

    People should pay more attention, but it's up to them (the driver) to pay attention, not the government.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  235. Lindsey

    I think texting a driving is definately not right. but some people just don't get what can happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  236. Dave

    People text and dive because they thing that it is cool, when it is really just dangerous.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  237. Dylan

    I believe people text and drive due to the fact that they simply don't care. Me personally, I'd rather have a three minute phone call than a dangerous half-hour text session. It's simply dangerous and not smart at all.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  238. Joe

    People text and drive still because either they dont care or that they are trying to stay in touch with someone for their plans for the day. So they keep that phone in their hands and text at red lights or stop signs. Instead of putting it down they keep it in their hand to keep everything a bit more safe. Either way it's all dangerous.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  239. Luke

    I think that kids text and rive just to talk to their friends. They don't even care about driving. This is causing accidents and deats all across America. Every state should have a law about texting and driving so that it keeps all of us safe.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  240. Jonathan

    They text and drive because they think it is more in important to text than drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  241. Nicholas

    People still text and drive because when somebody texts the person in the car the person texting says (where are you) they they really cant wait to text them so they do and they dont look at the road so they crash. thats why they text and drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  242. Deryn

    I think that people text and drive because they are being careless. they aren't thinking about what will happen if they do this.. What happened to calling soebody on your free time? you don't have to text somebody while you're driving. That doesn't make sense. Texting and driving is dangerous! It is even worse than talking on the phone and driving. You are risking your LIFE when you're driving this. Those people out there, I want you to answer this question, which is more important to you-life or texting?!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  243. Jeremy

    I think that people text and drive because the curiousity just gets to them and they give in. I also think that they do it thinking, "Oh, this terxtb is important, I'll just do this the one time." If nothing happens then they do it again, not even thinking of the consequences. It becomes a habbit and before they know it they are 6 feet under. It is ignorance that they text and drive, nothing more, nothing less.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  244. Christina

    I think people text and drive because they don't think anything is going to happen. They don't care so they still do it. People have gotten so addicted to their phones that they always have to be on it and texting. Texting while driving shouldn't happend , but people still do it anyways.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  245. Cassidy

    I think people text and drive because, they want to answer just in case it is really important. I know that I want to be able to answer my loved ones when they need them, it's just that when you are driving, you can put yourself in danger. Besides, you know sometimes, your family and friends text you for the sake of talking to you. Though sometimes, people forget that, and they answer it anyway. It may also be the other way around where they want to talk to thier friends.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  246. Buk'Lau

    I don't think people should text and drive, because you can take many lives, and you won't be able to take it back.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  247. Jacob

    Texting while driving is just stupid. If someone is injured in an accident, the person who was texting should always be held accountable. If all states banned texting then this problem wouldn't be so bad.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  248. kasib

    people text and drive because they really want to talk to someone.Like if you had a girl friend or a boy friend your goin to mostly not care if your driving your going to send that text.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  249. Jenny , Jacob , Ja'lia

    I Think texting and driving is a bad idea because you can get in a car accident and people get distracted by trying to read the message. People can get innocent killed just by answering a simple word like "hey" i believe text messages can wait or pull over because no messages are worth a death. amen

    September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  250. kennedy

    well i fell like the reson that pepole still txt and drive because they dont think that they can really be impacted or even feel like they can get in a car crash !.. and the feel as if they have to reply right away..!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  251. Dreu

    I think that the reason people text and drive is because, they are having a important convertation and they need to reply.
    Or mabye they feel as if they have complete control.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  252. melissa and stephanie

    People text and drive beacuse they dont measure the danger of an accident that they can cause! Its a habbit to always text and drive at all times.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  253. Frank

    People that are texting while driving are probably going to not just hurt themselves, but hurt other people.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  254. nicolas

    I think that people text and drive because of the patients level in this country. we get fast food so all that we want is NOW NOW NOW so thats why people want to txt

    September 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  255. Mimi

    I think that it can wait because its not worth loosing your life texting you bffs or family

    September 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  256. Nicko

    I think that people who text and drive are not only risking their own lives, but the lives of people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. I also think that it's the same as drinking and driving, because they both take your attention away from the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • Emma

      I think that people drink and drive because they dont really notice whats going on around them. they may not even care, they must think saying 'hey' is more important then someones life.

      September 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  257. James

    Driving and texting is dangerous and people should not do it!!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • jazmine

      they do it because they are not thinking about the consequences , but i think everyone has done it , even my five year old cousin likes to text while he is on his bike . maybe they should threaten to make us wait until we are 18 to start driving .

      September 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  258. Eli

    I think people text and drive because some people don't feel like talking on the phone or they Type to much on the computer or there phones

    September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  259. Delores

    I don't get why people text and drive because you can just pull over if you really need to see it. If you cant pull over than just ignore cause its not worth it. Also if you have someone else in the car with you then you can have them read it to you and you can tell them what to say back. But really its not worth it at all to risk not only your life, but other people's life

    September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  260. Ivy

    I think drivers need to know more about the dangers of texting and driving, Its not worth it you could harm you or another person on the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  261. Serena

    I think that drivers shouldn't text and drive because it puts them at risk for a crash. Also most drivers think that their social lives are way more important than their own lives and an old lady.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  262. Jordan

    Driving and Texting is a very dangerous thing. You can hurt very many people including your self just by putting a phone in your hand behind the wheel. I think that people can wait until they come to a stop before they start texting. So everyone should stop texting and America should ban this law for all states!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  263. Rachel

    I think that people still text and drive because they think their own personal drama is more important than focusing on the road. The moment they take their eyes off the road they are putting themselves and drivers around them in danger. Is that text really worth your life?

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Isabel

      I think people text and drive because that they think that if they get in a crash those people blame the other person. But alot of states are now banning or making it a law that you cannot text and drive which i find perfectly fine. I think it should be put to other peoples safety. Also there are alot of children driving ith parents and if that parent if texting and driving it sets a bad exmple on the child

      September 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  264. Nick

    Nobody knows why people text and drive either theres going to be a party or something special going on. But theres always has to be some reason to text. Even if it's good or bad they shouldn't.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  265. rainidew

    People text and drive probably because they get bored of driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  266. Tatum

    I think texting and driving should be ban from California. A text to your best friend or family member isn't worth dying or getting severely injured for.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  267. Jack

    I understand why people have their phones with them, but if you get a text you don't have to answer immediately like it's going to be the end of the world if you don't answer the text.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  268. Brian

    This is something I have noticed too. Could it be people believe "no it's not gonna happen to me." or is it that they know the what, but not the the why. People know what could potentially happen if they text and drive. But they don't know "Why" they shouldn't. People may not realize by texting and driving you may potentionally take a life or ruin a family. In my seminary class my teacher used an analogy of a hot stove. As toddlers we might have been interested in that red glowing thing on the stove and we understand that that mom and dad have told us not to touch it. But we believe "No, it will be ok, I can touch it." but we don't realize that if we touch it we WILL get burned.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  269. Kody

    I think that people that text and drive are not that bright. It is not if you get in an accident it is when you get in an accident so I have made a promiss to my mom that I will never text and drive

    September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  270. Jasmine

    I think people still text and drive because they think they are so cool and not thinking of the consequences and dangers of an accidents that might happen. They also are not thinking hard enough of how badly them or someone else can get hurt badly. It can ether ruin their lives or end it. They need o think before they badly hurt or kill themselves or someone else.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  271. Jazmin and Veronica

    may be because they are not thinking about the consequences, or may be they do, but they just think that nothing bad could happened. people sometimes just take it to easy, and don't think first they act. so THINK TWICE ACT ONCE!!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  272. Shakheel

    A very common thing to do when someone needs to send a fast message or just send a message so that the person can check the message later. People find that it becomes a habit to text while driving. What possibly could done to refrain from texting while driving is that people could leave their phones in their bag or send a message before you get in a vehicle. It would save many lives and also could save you the trouble of getting fined

    September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  273. Trueman

    I don't drive yet because I'm not old enough but I can imagine how dangerous it is. I mean look at how many accidents happen even without texting when drivers have their full attention on the road. So to add in not paying attention is just asking for an accident.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • RUBY

      I think people text and drive cause their boyfriend is texting her importhant then being behinde the wheal

      September 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  274. nathan

    People shouldn't text because it will lose your concretion of driving and it could cause a deadly accident

    September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  275. Ryan

    I think that people still text and drive because, they think that, "Oh, I just need to send this one message, then I'll put my phone away and pay attention driving." When most of the time the conversation their having with family or a friend keeps on going and going, eventually an endless texting until they crash or get out of the car. I also think that most of the people texting and driving that promise to never text and drive, will still do it. They'll probably think, "Oh I took the pledge so I don't need to make any sacrifices to my texting. It's just a silly promise." When actually it's not.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  276. Jasmine

    I think people text and drive because they just think they are so cool and don't think of the consequences. I think they need to think harder before they badly hurt or even kill themselves or someone else.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  277. Felix

    I think people text and drive because maybe they think their a better driver than they really or they're thinking it's okay I'm not going to crash. May not they not be thinking period.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  278. Nereyda & Priscilla

    Believing that texting and driving at the same time is bad. Since there been a lot of killings and victims killed due to texting. Believing that people text while driving due to the pressure of texting back. But people should have consideration there is time for everything; to laugh, to play, to text, to talk. Therefore things should be done with time and dedication. By that being set we should not text while driving because is not fair for tose who take their time to drive carefully for the road to be dangerous while driving only because who text. So no there should not be texting.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  279. Emma

    Even though people know that it is dangerous to text while driving, they still do it. I don't get it. Are they really willing to risk their lives just to tell their friend about the latest drama? The solution is simple put your phone on silent when you are in the car. All it takes is the press of a button to live, and to die. Don't text while driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  280. mariah

    People text and drive pretty much just to do it, maybe they feel like they always have to answer a text right away, that it cant wait.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  281. Adrian

    I think people still text and drive because they think that it won't happen to them. They don't think of the other people that they could harm or even kill just because they wanted to tell their friend that they were "Almost at the mall."

    September 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  282. Talia

    I think people text and drive, because texting can get addicting. I think people also do it, because it seems more simple than holding a phone at your ear the whole time.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  283. Shakheel

    Texting while driving is extremely dangerous and endangers the lives of others. It is a common habit to text someone and send them a message. Therefore one might think that it is useful to send a message to someone while driving to do errands.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  284. Duane

    people text and drive because they feel as if its important to just see that one text but what they don't realize is that one text can possibly be there last. don't be in the percentage of people texting and driving set an example and break the cycle

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  285. Carson

    I think that people who choose to text while they are driving are making big mistakes. I hope that one day they will take in mind that they are putting life's in risk including theirs. There has been lots of accidents that have killed people, including them selve's. I cant believe that they aren't stopping to say to themselves "I should not text while I am driving cause I know something bad will happen!"

    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  286. Quinnlan

    I think that people still text and drive because the don't listen to the laws and follow their owe rules and laws they just don't care anymore.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  287. Shreeja

    I think people still text and drive even knowing the dangers of it because they think they are to good of drivers for anything to happen to them. And also at that moment they think that texting is more important.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  288. Tiffany

    I think people can wait to drive because i have to for 8 hours for school so i think other people can wait too.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  289. Chelsea

    People text and drive because they think they "know what they are doing" when they don't know how it will affect them self or other people.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  290. Joel

    they should ban text and drive because it kill many and cars have a thing that you can talk and drive at the same time

    September 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  291. Amber

    i think that people text and drive because they think that whoever is texting them is more important, but when it comes down to it , they are just saying their life isn't worth much

    September 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  292. Austin

    I think most people don't get the point that texting and driving can lead to serious accidents. Sometimes people learn stuff the hard way.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  293. Nina

    I think people still text and drive because they don't care about the law.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  294. douglas

    i think that texting and driving is really dumb especially if you know that you could get in a crash and die. I tell all my friends to stop texting and just drive because i dont want to get hurt because they cant wait to reply to a text. When my friends are driving they have my life in there hands.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  295. chazz

    i think it is dumb to take your own life on a cellphone.that is just pointless! #dont text and drive

    September 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  296. Rutta

    I think its important people can . people who want to live and get killed and that suck.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  297. Brandon

    Texting and driving can change so many live that two word text can cost two people there lives all states texting and driving should be a legal

    September 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  298. Anthony

    People text an drive because they have those dog gone cell phones. I think people who text and drive are dumber than people who talk on their phones and drive. People that text and drive don't make sense to me.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  299. Katie

    Because they are alone and have no one to talk to. They think it's important. They might be addicted to texting and don't think they will crash.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  300. Jason

    People text and drive because they do not realize that their life is more important than texting. I don't think they realize how many people end up in car crashes more often than drunk drivers get in car wrecks. Maybe people would rather die than stay alive if they choose to text.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  301. Kris

    People text and drive because they want to get somewhere. Taking your EYES off the road and texting is going to get you into a crash you don't want to get into. It's simple to pull over the side of the road and text while not driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  302. Alex

    I think people text and drive because they either want to reply to their friends. Aso, why they usually text and drive is because they just want to be social 24/7. Another reason would be that they just want to know what their friends are up to.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  303. Zach

    I think people text and drive because they don't think they are the ones that are going to get in a car crash. They might think the people who do crash are irresponsible and it was a freak once in a lifetime accident. Their phones are with them everywhere and to band them from driving, I think is the right thing to do.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  304. Nani

    People text to answer people's questions like "where are you?" If it's an emergency or something like that they have to answer. Maybe they think it's not dangerous.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  305. Austin

    Because they think it's cool to do. Or, they want to be an idiot and cause a wreck. I think that people who are texting should get a ticket for a lot of money.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  306. Edwin

    People text and drive because they think it's important to talk with that person. People also text and drive to see where their friend is, like ask him where he is at so he can get picked up.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  307. Logan

    I think people text and drive for several reasons. Some people txt and drive because they feel it's an important topic that they are texting about. Some people are confident that they are good drivers and that they could text safely, wich is arrogant and stupid. Other people text while driving without even thinking, because they started that conversation before they started driving or just because it is a habbit to answer the magical rectangle that vibrates.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  308. Renata

    I think its really bad use your phones while driving, but people say that they are using for something important. But some people still don't know how dangerous distracted driving is even when they already know the rules. I think its more important to look forward, to see who sent you something to your phone, because you don't know if someone is walking, you can kill them

    September 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  309. Abigail

    People text because they are in the moment. They don't think about crashes they've heard happened last week, they hear the tone and text back. It's the natural thing to do! The simplest solution is to just turn your phone off while your driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  310. Lauren

    They still text while driving because they don't care about the safety of themselves or others. But they really need to.

    September 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  311. Brad

    It is the same reason people will text in a class, text in a meeting, text in the middle of the work-out: most humans are very impatient.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  312. Rylan

    I think the reason that people text and drive is because our technological growth is tremendous. I'm not saying that that it is a bad thing,but in the case of driving it is. Maybe since the technology is increasing, we could make the cars have an app to remind the drivers to not text and drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  313. Kelly

    I think people are getting accustomed to always being connected with people. Communication is right at our fingertips. When you have a question or are in a conversation with someone it is hard to separate when is the right time and the wrong time to do that. I think another example of our dependance on cell phones is talking to someone and having them texting another person while you're trying to talk to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  314. Jane

    I think that the reason people text and drive is because even though they hear all these terrible stories they always think, “That would never happen to me.” The sad thing is that even when they know not to, they think that one little word won’t hurt. Many people have gotten seriously hurt just from texting the simplest words like “yes or no”! Many people die everyday for reasons that they can’t control, but people are still making bad choices that can change their lives! They have to realize that accidents happen to everyone.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  315. Megan

    When people are driving they get caught upin the moment and don't think one text can harm anyone. But when they start to text once, they slowly begin to text more and more when they're behind the wheel.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  316. Johnie

    I I think people still text while driving because everyone is doing it. People are effected by what other people do and if other people are texting while driving they will do it too. Some people don't realize how dangerous it is to text while driving. I think that more security should be put to help this problem stop.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  317. Bailey

    I think people don't notice how dangerous their actions can be or consider other people's safety. Some people just don't care at all! Both are equally bad.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  318. Josie

    I really don't understand why people text and drive. Drivers should know that they can always pull over so that they don't injure themselves or anyone else.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  319. Claire

    Sure, teens are aware that texting while driving could kill them, but they figure since they can't imagine it in all it's tragedy, it won't happen to them. They figure "Hey, it's not gonna happen to me. Why should I put this off just because it happened to someone else?"

    September 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  320. Kevin

    I think people text and drive because they get text first and it's too tempting to just ignore it.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  321. Tj

    Because, they think it's more important than paying attention to what's going on, on the road. It's more of a problem with teens more than anything I think.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  322. Joseph

    There is absolutely no reason why people should text and drive. If causes death and it is not worth the risk

    September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  323. Daniela

    I think that they text wile driving because they are used to texting all the time and are used to texting. So when they are in the car they are probably going to text because its almost like muscle memory.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  324. Alexander

    People do this because they think it is so important to just get that one message. They think its so important to just get that message they can't pull over and text them later that's why.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  325. Grace

    I think that driving while texting is stupid. It's just another way to get killed. People shouldn't risk other peoples lives just for the sake of their social lives.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  326. Raychell

    I think people still text and drive because, they think that it's more important to text than to wait. I think they should wait untill they get to a safe place

    September 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  327. William

    Texting and driving give a thrill. My dad is a cop. He had to do a report on texting and driving. Many kids are being killed BY other kids. It can give a rush. Multitasking can give a rush through the body. It can feel nice to text and drive.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  328. Jessica

    People still text and drive because they dont make very smart choices.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  329. Joseph

    I think the only reason why people txt and drive is because they need to hurry up and try to reply something really fast. But what they have to realize is that the risk is not worth it at all. I hope people do not try to take the risk

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  330. Ashley

    I do not know why people text and drive but I really don't like it. I get really nervous when my mom texts and drives. If I tell her about it she gets really mad at me and tells me to be quiet and watch the scenery. What can I do how do I tell her without getting mad at me. I think people text and drive because they have to text a family member urgently. I know I will never ever text and drive. :[)

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  331. baylie

    i think that people text and drive because there to lazy to stop and talk on the phone or they might be in a hurry to look something up when they are driving .

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  332. August(Gus)

    To act cool

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  333. Cornelius

    I think people are tempted to text there friends because they need something or they just need to know where they are but at the end is it really worth ding for texting.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  334. Andrea

    Sometimes people text while driving because they are waiting for someone or they are just plain stupid. Just like drinking while driving,but also they might be in a hurry.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  335. Eric

    I feel that some people text and drive because they don't really want to stop talking to their friends because if they do they think that their friends will think that they are neglecting them. this happpend to my friends brother he had to go to the hospital he stayed there for 2 weeks.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  336. Nick

    People shouldn't txt and drive because it's very dangerous. Most of all the car crashes are directly from txting and driving.
    One of the reasons that people still txt and drive after all that has happend is because people are so obsessed with their phones that they feel like they can get the txt out RGHT in time but then the car crush just happens, because it happens too fast.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  337. Zak

    I think most people that text and drive are the teens. They always want to know what's happing in thier life.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  338. loren

    I think that people text and drive even though they know it 's dangerous, because they feel like they are in a hurry, and also some people just don't care.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  339. jake

    i think y people still tex and drive is because they don't care so they just continue because my sister is one of them and i see people doing it and thats my answer.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  340. Izzy

    I think it's stupid that people text and drive and they don't seam to realize how dangerous not paying attention to the road is!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  341. Gilbert

    People still text and drive because they believe that there is no danger for us. Accidents happen only with others ... They are better than others! Of course they are very wrong

    September 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  342. Maya

    My first thought is that maybe they tell themselves, "Just this once, this is really important," and then they say that every time they receive a text. It might be that they're trying to meet up with someone and are texting them. It might be a teenager telling their parents not to wait up for them, it could be a number of things.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  343. Katherine

    Texting and driving is a global issue if you know there is a risk why do it.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  344. Lane

    People still text and drive because they may feel "cool" or think that it is the popular thing to do. Sometimes people text because their caught up in the moment of their conversations. They don't realize the real dangers of texting while driving.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  345. Kel

    (former Marine) Kids today text and drive because they are afraid of not being connected. They won't lay down their phones even if it means they might kill themselves or someone else. States must pass and enforce no texting or talking on any handheld device. Semper Fi

    September 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  346. Lauren

    It is wrong to text and drive, yet people still do it. Many people are in their own private world with their phones, and they don't pay attention to the world they are driving in.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  347. pinki

    peeple should have a right to put their religon infront of a public scool,its not like they are forcing them to belive in different religons :/

    September 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  348. Nichole

    Why I think people text and drive is, they simply can't wait once they get a text message to either read or send a message. After a while of texting for so long, I think they do it subconsciously.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  349. Belinda

    I think that people who text and know what they are doing but are just too incompetent to realize. They see it as another rule they can break and it's putting other people's lives in danger. Like they say on the drug commercials DONT DO IT

    September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  350. Mallary

    I think it is because Phones are so popular these days people are justed crazied to to it.Also they don't relize when you send that text think of how many lives you just took!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  351. Madison

    The question is why people do it? What is more important then your life? Your life!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  352. Miley

    Some people never think what the danger they are facing while they text behind the wheel, some people just don't get the message. People should be good role models and influence people to not text while driving, its not worth losing a loved one to respond to a message.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  353. Hallie

    People text and drive because they think they are good drivers and an accident can't happen to them, but the truth is an accident can happen to anyone.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  354. Jennifer

    I don't know, because my father (the only one who can drive in my family) never texts when driving. But I think the people do that becuase during driving could be the only free time they could text.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
    • Jennifer

      Or, I think they text because they think that they are very skilled drivers, they won't crash into other people during texting, which is a very bad example. In short, they are flattering themselves. Texting while driving should be banned to save a lot of people's lives.

      September 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  355. Jasmin

    I think it's terrible that tons of people know that they're not supposed to text, but they do it anyway and can hurt themselves and other people.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  356. Pacey

    I think people text while they drive because they are in the moment and don't think about it and I also think it is most teens and middle aged people that text while they drive and older people don't as much.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • joseph

      Pacey has a great point. I agree with you pacey.

      September 21, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  357. Maddie

    I think people just don't realize that they are being a hazard and it's just an impulse to answer a text driving or not.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  358. michael

    I think that there are still so many text accident's; is that they that they have the " It won't happen to me syndrom". And trust me when i say IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME! ! !

    September 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • maria

      I think that u r wrong about that because they are a lot of accented. :(

      September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  359. Pierce

    I think that texting and driving should be illeagal in all states because more people are getting hurt each day.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • mckelle

      i know its already illegal but people should have a little more common sense is that one txt message really worth peoples lifes??? definitely NOT!! what if you cost your own life its not worth it so please just wait or pull over or somthing...

      September 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  360. Amanda

    You should only have your phone in the car for emergancies only. When you are pulled over or done driving then you can pull out your phone and start texting away!

    September 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  361. Liam

    I think people still text and drive for many reasons. One reason is that they are obsessed with it. They have to know who is doing what whenever in the day. They also still do this because they have no self discipline. Our culture is obsessed with instant gratification, few can wait to see what was posted or text-ed.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  362. Bretney

    Texting while driving is a huge danger in our modern society. You may take your eyes off the road approximatly 10 seconds and may end up dead or worse killing another innocent driver. In my opinion they should make it illegal in every state. Even having the possibility and leaverage of having your cell phone in the car may inforce your habbit to text back as soon as you get a text message. Many of th people in my school and around our town, when the parents are driving they hand the phone to their children to read the text to them, then reply so they never have to take their eyes off the road.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  363. Jonathan

    People should really stop texting and driving because it is dangerous to yourself, and everyone around you!

    September 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  364. Sarah

    I think that people still do it because when you get a text you want to respond immiediately so you don't forget.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  365. Mackenzie

    For some people, they like to text more than they like to drive. If they don't stop texting and actually focus on where they are going on the road, there could be many accidents that could lead to injuries and death, affecting the driver and sometimes the people in the other car if any.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  366. Jade

    I beileve that no one should text and drive because the other people around you could get hurt. Not only will you suffer the consquences, but so will you family and friends.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  367. Ashton

    I think most people text and drive because they think that text that they get right then in there is so important that if they ( The person who is driving does not respond back to the texter , that they will probally not anwser back later. But really and truly NO TEXTING AND DRIVING ! That one text , could change the drivers and other peoples lives forever.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  368. Emily

    I think that people still text and drive, because they don't think the chances of them getting in an accident are big enough to worry about compared to all the others drivers out there. They are aware that it's always a possibility to get in an accident while texting, but they aren't concerned enough about it to stop.

    September 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  369. Iliana

    As a driver, I know first hand how tempting it can be to check your cell phone when you hear the new text notification while driving. However, many times I have seen the consequences of the thoughtless action. People don’t think about others while they are selfishly living in the moment; they never stop to think “what if my foot slips or a car comes too close while I’m checking my phone?” Way too many people die every year due to accidents cause by a person who was texting while driving. Everyone should consider the lives lost, the mothers and fathers going to their own children’s funerals the children left parentless, the families broken apart, just because a reckless driver “had” to see what important message their friend sent them.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  370. Rachel

    I think people still text and drive because they think that chances of getting into an accident are slim. They may also do it under peer pressure. They say, "Hey, my friends just did it last week. What's the harm?" My sister and I promised not to text each other while we're driving. I believe we made the right choice.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  371. Diana

    Texting and dirving is like trying to commit suicide.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  372. Ashley

    I think people text and drive because they don't think the accident will come toward them,they still shouldn't text and drive for their safety!

    September 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  373. April

    I think that texting and driving should be illeagal but even if it is, it won't stop the one's who use the voice command. That can also cause bad accidents.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  374. Neeti

    People don't understand why you can't text and drive. They just ignore the rules and the next thing you know, they're in the hospital. If you have to text and its urgent, just pull over. If its not that urgent, it can wait. A few minutes won't kill you, but five seconds could.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  375. Steven

    People still text and drive because texting is a daily habit. They know what the risk is, but they still can't resist the temptation of
    communicating the modern way.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  376. Chase

    i think that there has to be funnier last texts out there...Of course texting and driving is bad but come on America...people make thier own choices in life. Think of it as a " natural selction"..you drive you text you crash...people who dont drive and text wont crash and therfor continue to live to the next day. Government polices wont change the way people conduct their life. Sure a few more tickets will be written, but honestly what can the government really do? nothing. they will set up a new law, people will disregard it and nothing will change...if you want change, show the pictures because seeing..is beleving...

    September 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  377. tiffany

    i think people need to use there brain before thay crash then thay might think maybe i need to sop texting and pay more attition on want thay are doing on the road. before thay hert then selfs or soneone else.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  378. Maddie

    I think that people still text while driving because they have an impulse to read and reply to a text driving or not. Also people don't think they are a hazard on the road because they don't think much about texting and driving because they are not educated enough.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  379. Kendall

    The reason people text while driving is because they don't think about it as soon as they receive the text. They don't think about the possible effects and outcomes that could occur when they text and drive. Then they keep doing it because they think its ok since they did it before and nothing happens. It becomes a bad habit and they do it until one day BOOM something happens and they can't change anything.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  380. LaDaishia

    People still text and drive because when someone gets a message they normally dont think "let me not do that because I'm going to get hurt or hurt someone" but they automatically check it just simply because its a reaction that they have .or they just might think its important to look at it because it could have been from someone they needed to hear from that day.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
  381. Eva

    They continue to text and drive because they don't think the conicquences apply to them. They should turn the phones off when they drive, or at least pull over if they think the text is that important.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  382. Anuragini

    I think people text and drive because they think of something to tell and know they will forget it. I have these moments sometimes, too. But I think that risking your life for something you're going to forget is kind of useless unless the text is a matter of life and death in which case you shouldn't be driving at all.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  383. Talia

    People just don't care anymore. If their phone is there in front of them, they don't pay attention to what's going around them. The only important thing in their mind is what the writing on their phones say.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  384. Tamia

    I believe people still text while driving because they think it's harmless and that nothing bad will come out of it.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  385. Molly

    I think that they do because they think that the chanches of them getting in an accident are low for them.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  386. adam

    I think that many people text and drive because they simply do not believe something will happen to them. I know in many cases my friends are like "that kind of stuff only happens on the news" or "I'm careful so I wont get caught". It is not about getting caught, it is about putting someone else's life in danger not to mention your own. The act of texting while driving is simply selfish and needs to be completely outlawed.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  387. Jianyou

    Some of my friends know how dangerous it could be while text behind the wheel. But they still do it. And when asked why, they say: "well, it won't take forever just a moment." and that's why accidents happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  388. kara

    People mostly text and drive because they are so lost in the moment that they feel almost like when they get a text they just must look at it.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  389. Daisy

    I think people still text and drive not because they don't care about their lives and others, but that they don't think they would get in an accident becaused they will be careful when really anything can happen at any momment.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  390. Alejandra

    Specially dumb people text while driving, because maybe they think it is more important to be texting with their mom, or whatever person than focus on the car, and drive safely to prevent car crashes and make problems. But american people are so close minded that they do not think in the life of other person.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  391. Jeanelle

    Texting while driving is probably a force of habit for those who do it. I believe people should not text while driving because the risk isn’t worth taking. The consequences of texting while driving can result in life-changing injuries or the death of an innocent victim…Texting while driving is irresponsible, and it can influence new drivers in the wrong way. More states should take action and ban texting while driving, potentially saving millions of lives. People who text while driving should learn to resist the temptation.

    September 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  392. Inga

    Frankly, I don't think it will work. It's like when most people sign up for a website, they don't read the terms of service. They just scroll down and click OK. There should just be laws instead of a pledge.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  393. Amanda

    In my opinion I think when people text and drive are mostly people who are in business, and also teenagers recently starting to drive and are use to texting and talking on the phone so much that they think it’s okay to do it while driving, but what they don’t realize is that they could make a big mistake by doing that, because there not paying any attention on the road and where they could be going, its very dangerous.They should keep in mind that they are putting life’s at risk including there own.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  394. GRACE =-)

    i think that people know that there not supposed to text or be on their phone while driving but, there addicted to it they can't put their phone down. technology can be sooo addicting sometimes.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  395. Ollie

    It only takes three seconds to read a simple text, and only five seconds to for someone to be a victim of a texting and driving crash. To ratiocinate that one million and one hundred people have been killed or injured via the act of texting while driving is ridiculous. Although it was banned in several states, such as Washington, New York, and California, the law isn't abiding. Several parents are known to text and drive, and if they are not texting, they are using hands-free communications which have still been recorded to lead to crashes. Please remind elders not to text or talk while driving. They need to focus on the road and be diligent of what may happen unexpectantly if anything is to happen.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  396. Marilyn

    Because they don't think it can happen to them.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  397. Elysa

    People text and drive because they think that they would never get into a car crash. Nowadays poeple only learn when something bad happens to them, and as many people DO get in some kind of accident because of texting, the message won't get through unless it happens to someone themselves.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  398. Juan

    Apparently, they are selfish, arrogant & ignorant. They only care about themselves & have no compassion for others! Not only do they put there lives in danger but as well as others. No words on a device can be so important to risk your life.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  399. Arturo

    Its mainly the younger drivers. But their some older ones who do it as well. Its sad to lost anyone. Especially if it could be easily avoided. But the younger drivers feels like they need to text at that exact moment. Sure we inform them about it. They think it well never happen to me and when it does....Its too late and its a very sad subject.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
  400. Jacinta

    I think texting and driving is the worst thing you could do in a car. It puts the people riding with you and yourself at higher risks to have an accident. I think it is good that they are starting to tell us don't do it because if they didn"t we would gain this awful habit and keep it for the rest of our lives.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  401. Melanie

    Distracted driving is something very dangerous the most popular one is texting while driving. Texting while driving can kill more than 16,000 people between about 6 years. They should ban texting and driving in all states. Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  402. Michelle

    People never think about the consequences. Even though they have been told countless times, they still insist on texting and driving. They don't see the danger of answering a small text in a few seconds. Those few seconds could cost a life. The "It won't happen to me" attitude takes control over them, and they believe they can do whatever they please!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  403. Daniel

    Most people do it from habit and recklessness and don't think about it until it's to late. Most people will ignore the thought of safety and don't think twice just to say "hi".

    September 21, 2012 at 1:54 am |
  404. DeCheng

    I think may be some people have not experienced the danger of texting while driving. Just like people only cherish what they have lost but not what they are currently possessing. I believe that people did not find the danger of doing so until sever accidents were caused. Thus, now it is time to correct this mistake and the government should make laws to prevent texting and driving from occuring again.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:36 am |
  405. Sohyun

    I think that people who text and drive aren't just risking their lives but lives of other people who did nothing wrong to get in an accident. And who knows if they're going to be in an accident.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:32 am |
  406. Eunice

    I don't exactly know why people text and drive because I didn't get my lisensce yet, but I bet it's out of just sheer laziness!

    September 21, 2012 at 5:34 am |
  407. Alex

    I think people still text and drive since that don't think that they'll get into an accident. Also they are probably saying in their heads that they are looking at the road and the phone at the same time.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:17 am |
  408. Rachel

    I think people still text while driving because they pride about their driving abilty. Plus, speaking with cellphone is also danger much as texting so I think when they are driving, they have to NEVER TOUCH the cellphone!

    September 21, 2012 at 7:18 am |
  409. Nikko

    Because it won't happen to me! Im cautious, I'm a skilled driver & an avid texter.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  410. Ashlee

    I think even if there is a law put in place people wont follow it.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  411. troy

    I see people weaving down the road all the time and when I get brave enough to pass them I see that they're texting. I want to throw rocks at them (or worse) because in my opinion they are really just trying to kill me with their selfish behavior.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  412. joseph

    texting and driving is not right becauseyoucan ruin someones day or thier life and yours to.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  413. Anthony

    I think people text and drive because they are thinking that it not a possiblity that they could get into a crash but, it is certain that it could happen. I personaly think that people sould wait to text. Not reply right after the person who sent you the text.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  414. Chris

    I think people text and drive because they feel less compelled to pay attention to the road than their persinsl safty.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  415. Marissa

    people should really put the phone down when driving because you could crash and get perminent brain damage, get killed, get SOMEONE else killed too. so think before answering a call or text while driving.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  416. Leo

    I think that people are texting and driving is because they think that they are good enough drivers. Also they tend to be careless about how they drive. That must explain why they are so many crashes that disable people now a days. Its basiclly the darwin theroy. If you say oh thats never going to happen to me you look down at your phone and you crash.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  417. Tine

    I think that it's just in the moment. You hear your phone and your so used to the sound your hand reaches for it.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  418. Annie

    I think that the people who still text and drive do it because they think they are invincible. A bad car accident hasn't happened to them yet. People always think that it won't happen to them. The bottom line is that it is fatal for the person texting, all who are in the car with them and whoever they get into an accident with. There are consequences and very big consequences that come with it. People don't realize they can be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, homicide, and more. It is a very serious thing. I drive around and see police officers texting and driving and I just don't understand.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  419. Katja

    Texting while driving is worse than drunk driving. At least when someone is drunk their eyes are on the road and hands on the wheel. With texting, your eyes are on the road and your hands aren't on the wheel! Your focus isn't on driving, and that is putting peoples' lives in danger.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  420. Marlena

    People text and drive because they live to much in the world of electronics. If we all just took a step back AWAY from cellphones and MP3 players, then we would all learn how to go five minutes without needing to check our Facebook page.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  421. Paul

    Some people like the risk, while others think the msg is more important then keeping their eyes on the road. This is why you see people text and drive. Pull to the side of the road if you get a msg or ignore it all together, that's how you stay safe.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  422. kylie

    I do not know why people text and drive but I really don't like it. I get really nervous when my mom texts and drives. If I tell her about it she gets really mad at me and tells me to be quiet and watch the scenery. What can I do how do I tell her without getting mad at me. I think people text and drive because they have to text a family member urgently. I know I will never ever text and drive. :[)

    September 21, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  423. Taylor

    Texting and driving is just plan stupid...do u want to die texting?!

    September 21, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  424. jake

    people just cant stop cause they cant wait.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  425. takoda

    I think that people should stay off the road and it should be illegal in all states because family and friends die almost everyday from idiotic people who text and drive

    September 21, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  426. rocco

    people text and drive because they think texting is more important than their lives.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  427. Lynsey

    My mom,brother,grandma,aunt,friends. Anyone I know texts and drives. Why? No one really knows 'why.' People just get caught up in the technology. They know how much damage it can do to you,but they don't think about that when they get a text. They just grab their phone. Even you can text without looking at your screen,it's still not safe! You'd have to drive with your elbows or arms or wrists!

    September 21, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  428. Kenny

    I think people text and drive because they think that there phone is obliviously more important than the road.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  429. Gabrielle

    i think its a good idea to not text and drive because, there are a lot of teens and adults get hurt from doing that and i think it should be a illeagal to text and drive.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  430. Julian

    people shouldn't text in drive many people die when texting and driving if you think its cool because your friends do it you will get hurt

    September 21, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  431. Brett

    I think people text and drive because there not mature enough to realise all the dangers of not looking on the road. I think that AT&T is doing the right thing be making people sign a contract that says they won't text and drive.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  432. christian

    they do it cause they do not want to wate till they get out or they don't want to stop .

    September 21, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  433. channler

    People text and drive all the time because people never say there driving so there friend sit there text you they why most of time the.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  434. Kaylee

    I think people text and drive because they have nothing else to do in the car.So that's what I think About texting and driving

    September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  435. daniel

    i think texting and driving should be illegal because you can get hurt but also if you are texting and driving and dont get cought then you should be fine

    September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  436. sacrobi

    i think people text and drive because they just dont care,some people think that somthing like that would never happen to them but whene they least expect it the end up crashing or and getting injured but I still think people should still be carefull about texting and driveing because you never know what will happen.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  437. Israel

    People text and drive because its a quick instinct that they have to answer their iPhone or Android device (i am not endorsing the merchandise) and they have to take their eyes off the road to text like crazy.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  438. Tyryn

    People who know the dangers of texting while driving still do it because people think nothing bad will happen to them on the road like a car crash and maybe death.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  439. Jerry

    People know the dangers of texting while driving but still do it because they think nothing bad will happen to them.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  440. Jordan

    The people who know the dangers of texting still do it because they probably think they won't get into a crash or their minds can't stay off the phone.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  441. Tanner

    I think people that know the dangers still text and drive because it is a habbit that you just can't stop.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  442. Michael

    The people who still text and drive think they won't get in a car crash.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  443. Kea

    I think that they still text and drive just so they can keep up with their friends and family. They won't know the consequences.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  444. James

    I think that the reason people text and drive is because even though they hear all these terrible stories they always think, “That would never happen to me.” The sad thing is that even when they know not to, they think that one little word won’t hurt. Many people have gotten seriously hurt just from texting the simplest words like “yes or no”! Many people die everyday for reasons that they can’t control, but people are still making bad choices that can change their lives! They have to realize that accidents happen to everyone.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  445. Marianna

    People should not be texting while driving because it can cause many car accidents. Nowadays people think that it is easy and most of the people that text while driving are the teenagers. We as a teenagers should not do this we should put the example for younger people.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  446. Jhonny

    People still text & drive because they think that they are a good enough driver that they can multi task. At the end theyre the ones that are going to be hurt because theyre taking the risk of being in a major car accident.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  447. Celeste

    Because we're curious about what it say's and we're to impatient.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  448. Mike

    If people know it's bad, then they will push their luck, or it might be an important text but they should put a lane it certain spots for people that need o text

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • Mike

      If people know it's bad, then they will push their luck, or it might be an important text but they should put a lane it certain spots for people that need to text

      sorry for any errors

      September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  449. Zachary

    THEY SHOULD NOT TEXT AND DRIVE ITS dangerous

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  450. Clarissa

    Im a texting and driving person, I know is not good because there can be many accidents, we do not think about others because cellphones tempt ate use is not to easy to leave phones alone, but it is a necessity for everyone to be safe.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  451. Daniel

    Texting and driving should be completely gone there are over 1000 deaths each year and more and more people do it each day.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  452. Antonio

    I think that people who text and drive are not only risking their own lives, but the lives of people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. I also think that it's the same as drinking and driving, because they both take your attention away from the road.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  453. Brad

    I think people text and drive because they want to replie because they are just in the moment.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  454. Brad

    I think people text and drive because they want to replie.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  455. Jose

    People text and drive because they can't wait until they go home.Maybe it's important.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  456. Marianita

    I think people text and drive because they either don't see the danger of texting and driving or they just want to talk to their friends right then and there but, they can talk to their phone and they talk and it types for them.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  457. Dana

    texting and driving is such a horrible and idiotic thing to ever do, your life is more important then some irrelevant text message that can wait.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  458. Katie

    I think texting and driving is a real problem because some teens don't believe that they will get hurt because they think they are careful. The only way to be careful is to stop texting!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  459. maria

    I think it is bad because what if you ge4t in a crashed and you had kids in the car.the kids will be injured very bad for the kids. :D

    September 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  460. Sorcha

    I think people still text and drive because they think they are cool.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  461. Jessica

    They text and drive because the generation we live in thinks that they are all the most important people in the world and they don't understand the world isn't going to wait for them to do what they want and then get back to what's really important... like the real world

    September 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  462. Jade

    I think that there just in the moment were you not thinking and you think that its ok to take your eyes of the rood for a second and that could be it! People are getting hurt all the time or even killed !

    September 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  463. joe

    i think that texting and driving is an irresponsible thing to do when you know you shouldn't do it

    September 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  464. Slendy

    I think people text and drive because they are really self centred and don't think about anyone else. They think nothing is going to happen but next thing you know, they just caused a major accident on the highway and they're parents see it on the news and they probably look devastated. It should be illegal in all states no matter what age you are.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  465. Casey

    I think people text and drive because they don't think anything will happen to them , and they don't realize all the trouble they can get into or they can get hurt .

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  466. Halle

    people text and drive because they are so used to texting all the time so they think it is okay to text and drive but they are just putting themselves in danger.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  467. Brandon

    I think people text and drive because they don't understand the risks. They might think that their text is more important than other peoples lives. They might also think it is faster to text and drive than pull over for a couple of minutes.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  468. Kaileybug

    I think no one should ever text and drive. Many people lose there life's because someone in another car were texting and driving and got there self in a car accident. Its not something to joke in about when I hear people making jokes about it it like them saying there okay with getting in a car accident.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  469. kimberly

    it's irresponsible and people shouldn't be doing it because they can get seriously hurt, or seriously hurt an innocent person that's actually following the laws.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  470. Stephie

    People text and drive because they don't think at the time when there doing it.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  471. Michael

    People who text and drive feel like the text they are receiving is very important and their life depends on it. But when they check it, it turns out to be like "k" or "LOL." So in a way, when they check the silly one-word text, their life does depend on it. Drivers have to realize this...

    September 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  472. James

    i believe that if you make the punishment harsher people will be more reluctant to text while driving

    September 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  473. Ralphy

    People dont understand the risk of driving while texting. Maybe people need to get pulled over by cops more often so people wont text while driving.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  474. Samah

    I think they should enforce stricter laws against texting and driving. Maybe people will eventually start listening.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  475. Jason

    i believe that you can text while driving because maybe your parents need to know were you are

    September 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  476. ERIC

    i think the people text and drive because they they are to anxious to read their text and respond to it. many people dont understand that text messages have to wait. if your gonna text and drive at least do it when your at a red light " Text and Drive Pray and Cry "

    September 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  477. danielle

    people text and drive because they they think its necessary to check their phone as soon as they get a text thinking its the end of their social life if they don't. now in days people cant take 2 seconds away from the phone and thats all the time you need to crash a vehicle

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  478. jonaeee

    i thought texting and driving was illigal in all states but annnnnnnnyways. i think that people are just gona need to wait for someone to text back because they didnt come in this world texting or talking on the phone with that person and they shouldnt die that way.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  479. cc

    i think people should stop texting and driving because one little word like hey can cost you your life and I am sick and tried of seeing a new person on those t.v shows because people don't get that they could be the one that made the other person die

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  480. Breanna

    I think they are texting and driving because they see there parents doing it and they want to be just like there parents and they think its cool and they get in to that habit and they just keep on and then they wont be able to because they cant move from a car accident and then they will regret what they did and wish they could change but they cant it permanent

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  481. katherine

    i Katherine should make a promise not to text and drive and all of you guy should to there are so many accident,s from texting and driving it not evenly funny please make a promise to your live and safety not to text and drive

    September 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  482. Abraham

    I think people insist on texting and driving because they think they are too good for the laws. They don't think it will happen to them, and they believe they are better than everyone.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  483. USA Dad

    I blame parents – limit texts to about 30 a month and you'll see, those kids won't text

    September 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  484. Anny

    It's a risk that people are willing to take. People always assume that the chances are it's not going to be them who are the victims, it's always others. We only seem to see these issues on the news. But it can always be them, and by then there's nothing you can do about it.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  485. Benz

    I think the government in the US or across the world should create a law that ban drivers from texting while driving. With the help CCTV camera installed on roads, anyone caught should be made to pay an amount proportional to the violation. Strict implimentation of such law lessens road accidents.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  486. Jaiden

    Think about it, would you text and skydive, text while watching a play, or text during a sports game?
    No, so why would you text and drive?

    September 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  487. Roberto

    People still text and drive because they are addicted to it. They are probably so into their phones that they forget the outside world and everyone else. I feel sorry because since they are so into their phones they can kill someone without even noticing.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  488. cassidy

    nobody knows

    September 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  489. Alexandra

    They text and drive because they think that message is more important than paying attention to driving

    September 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  490. hogo

    i think people text and drive cause they think it cant wait so they reply to the text

    September 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  491. Gage

    because they are dumb

    September 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  492. Diamond

    I think people text while driving because they think that they have to text someone back right away, instead of waiting until they stop the car to reply to them.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  493. Luke

    Texting and driving is almost like drinking and driving, you don't really know what's happening in front of the road when you do it and then leads to crashing and harming other people.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  494. Smiley

    why would u text and to do that drive in the first place there really no point to do it u can wait if u think about it. its like the would u rather game would u rather get in a car crash or be the way u r and just wait until u stop or get to where u going

    September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  495. Mario

    YOLO

    September 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  496. kenzy

    Why do people txt and drive hmmm... well I think they txt and drive to act cool a lot of people do but if you think about it would you rather be cool or risk the lives of you and the people that are in the car so when my mom gets in the car i always end up seeing her taking out her phone and im like no mom no lol

    September 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  497. mat

    people text and drive because they don't take precautions and risk there lives and other lives when you text and drive you could end up in the hospital or even dead you are taking peoples lives away.when people text and drive they are destroying families when you get into an accident

    September 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  498. Britney :)

    Yeah,It Should Be Illegal Because Each Day People Die From Texting And Driving.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  499. Brooklyn

    Even though people know texting and driving is bad. They continue to do so because they think that getting in a car crash is probably 1 in a million but what they need to understand is that getting in a fatal car crash can happen to them to.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  500. SHAKIRA

    well some people may think that their texts to their friends or boyfriend or whatever are more important then their lifes. Like they would rather text then they would rather watch the road and make sure that their paying attention to their phone instead. Well when they have a child or their friends or family then when they get into an accidcent then what are they going to do. What if they killed the person/ people that they were with and that person was the person that they really loved or something and because of them they died

    September 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  501. Anonymous

    I think that texting and driving should be illegal in all states, because people lose their lives and it hurts their loved ones.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  502. Tetra

    Although you shouldn't text and drive, many people do. I think that this is because many people are ignorant of the fact that in most states texting while driving is illegal.Also, lots of people think that no one will know because they are in a car. Some may think that just a quick " LOL or GTG" wouldn't be dangerous. Basically, people are mostly ignorant.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  503. Arden

    I think that texting and driving is bad because people can die and get run over.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  504. mondo

    Texting and driving is stupid.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  505. A

    Every one likes to text and drive, because they want to chat with friends or family sometimes both. What they don't know it that they can get hurt badly if they do text and drive.The reason is because they don't see the rode and they can't see what way they are going until they get hit by a car or something. A lot of people die because of texting and driving.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  506. Matthew

    I think that texting and driving should be illegal in every state, because people lose their lives and it affects the people who loved that particular person.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  507. Diana

    I think, that ALL states should ban it its to dangerous.PEOPLE CHOULD DIEEE!!!!!!!!!!DO WANT THAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO DIE?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????THATS NOT GOOD THAT PEOPLE DIE AT SOMETHING AS STUPID AS A DANG TEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT CAN WAIT

    September 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  508. Eris ^>^

    People text and drive because they are stupid. the moment they get a text all concentration put onto the text they got. They dont think about the danger they put on themselves or others because they just have to text back. When they hit someone for texting and driving dont go begging someone to bail you out of prison because you deserve it....

    September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  509. Vanessa

    Texting while driving isn't a smart decision. I think it should be illegal in all states. It is extremely dangerous and endangers the lives of others. Including yourself. It can wait.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  510. SHANAE

    i think they text and drive to "be cool" and think that their all slick and cool and that they can text and drive at the same time. its EXTREMLY dangerous and then they go and get in an accident and then they start to cry and everything well.. that was their fault because we dont have to two track mind like the people who text and drive think we do NO! we only have one track human mind so they need to keep their eyes on the road and they need to be caciouas about the people that she has in the car and the others that are also driving.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  511. SPARKLES

    Texting and driving is stupid and dangerous! I feel strongly that it should stop but i dont think a piece of paper will fix the problem. I have a 19 year old brother and i know he texts and drives. Its just more important to talk to your friends i guess. The signature is along the right track but it wont stop it.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  512. Lindsay

    I think that people still text and drive because even though they have been warned, they believe that it won't happen to them. This obviously isn't true, and by thinking this, they are not only putting themselves in danger, but they are putting people who drive responsibly in danger as well!

    September 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  513. Kaylee

    Well To Be Honest I Don't Think People Really Think About It When They Get A Text Message I Mean When Anyone Gets A Text All They Want To Know Is Who Sent It And What Does It Say. When You're With Your Friends And You Get A Text Message The First Thing You Think Is Wonder What It Says Not Oh I Think I'm Going To Wait Tell I'm At A Stop Sign Or A Red Light Yes That's What They Should Think But They Don't. I Think That Only People That Have Been Effected By A Texting And Driveing Accidents Can Really Understand The Dangers Of It.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  514. Amanda

    I think that there are still so many text accident's; is that they that they have the " It won't happen to me syndrom". And trust me when i say IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME! ! !

    September 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  515. Anonymous

    I think that people who text and drive should get 1000$ fine or should do jail time

    September 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  516. Gabby

    Texting and driving should be illegal in every single state! It is horrible and people die from it everyday!

    September 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  517. DJ

    I am against texting and driving. Many people die.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  518. Anthony

    I think that people text and drive because they don't they aint thinking or there just to dumb to know.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  519. Juan

    Maybe they don't care that people die during text and driving.I think they don't care if they die or not.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  520. Brooklyn

    I think that people still text and drive because they are itching to reply or see who had sent them a text them and can't wait until they get to their destination or a stop sign.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  521. missy

    I think that people text and drive still because they don't get it they don't understand the dangers they put people in.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  522. Hanna

    i think it should make it illegal because it could danger you and the people around you......

    September 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  523. Jake

    I think texting while driving is very irresponsible because why would you risk your life to text someone when it can wait. They should make a phone where it will turn off if it senses acceleration. It will be annoying but atleast its saving your life.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  524. Heather

    Maybe people only text and drive at the same time is because it is really important but usually they just do it because they are addicted to it and they have to do it.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  525. Audrey

    I think people who text and drive are putting not only themselves at risk but others to. It should be illegal to text and drive especially for minors. Teenagers (and adults) need to realise that its too dangerous. It can wait!

    September 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  526. skitlez

    I THINK THEY TXT AND DRIVE BECAUSE THEY THINK IT IS COOL BECAUSE EVEY ONE IS DOING IT.
    1. IT IS NOT COOL
    2. NOT EVERY ONE IS DOING IT
    3. YOU ARE STUPID IF YOU TXT AND DRIVE
    4. I SALUTE YOU IF YOU DON'T TXT AND DRIVE
    5. TXTING IS NOT INTELLIGENT

    September 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  527. Jordan

    The average person usually cant stop texting their friends. so when they're driving they think that their paying attention but in they're not so the ten fifteen seconds is life or death.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  528. Claire

    People text and drive because they feel not only the pressure of responding to however texted them but also because they feel that it will not endanger them or anyone else that time. But, they get in the habbit and will continue texting while driving without thinking of what their putting on the line.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  529. Philip

    People text and drive because they don't want to pull over and spend time waiting to finish the text while everyone else is passing by them. In the end they just put themselves and their fellow drivers at risk.

    September 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  530. Julia

    I think people text and drive because they get a text or a call from somebody, and they feel like they have to answer so they aren't being rude. If you get a text in the car, and you don't reply, you might forget about it and not reply. But you could always have someone else in the car text them back for you.

    September 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  531. fitz

    i yhink people text and drive because of the temtation of knowing what the text was

    September 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  532. Morgan

    I honestly don't think they will because even if they agree not to text and drive some have made it a natural habit and habits are VERY hard to brake.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  533. Abbie

    Texting and driving is a mores. I believe that people still do it because they are not informed enough about the dangers that they are causing themselves and others.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  534. George

    I believe people text and drive because they don't think the law is serious. Like when they're in school thaey most likely don't pay attention to classroom rules so think those laws are just classroom rules so in their heads they're saying "Why should I listen to this rule."

    September 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  535. Lizzie

    I think that texting and driving should be illegal in all states because it can not only risk your life but it could risks other people's lives too.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  536. Felicia

    I think they have to have it, it's like an addiction. It's sad, so many people die.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  537. Ellie

    I think people text and drive because, they have so many other things going on they don't realize there own saftey is at risk. These people are putting danger to themselves and others around them.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • Anusha

      That's true

      September 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  538. will

    Text and drive is dangers, but phone companies...with voice control you can tell the phone to text what to who that it can be safe.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  539. Jessica

    People text and drive because it's already an addiction . It's like being drunk , they don't realize what they are doing and don't reallize how dangerous it could actually be .

    September 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • Sam

      very good point! you are absolutely right!!!

      September 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  540. Brooklyn

    Because they think that it is more important to text, than it is to live.
    I will always be against texting and driving.

    September 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  541. Joey

    Texting and driving should be illegal. People know what will happen if they do that. So ask yourself this, "Which is more important: a simple message or your life?"

    September 22, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • maria

      it is already against the law, but people don't care, the same happens with drunk drivers and they stop doing it after they get into jail or after killing some innocents

      September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • Paige

      it is illegal in most states

      September 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  542. Austin

    I think people should not text and because its bad to do.

    September 23, 2012 at 2:21 am |
    • Ana

      I think people should not text and talk at the same time because it can cause a bad accident and it is illegal to do so and you can also get fined on it.

      September 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  543. Madison

    I think people text and drive because they think in the moment and not the consequences that will follow. For example, looking down at your phone for a second could cause you to flip your car and be killed on impact. So don't drive and text!!

    September 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  544. Livija

    Some people if you tell them not to do something it just makes them want to do it more and if someone has texted and derived they have not been in a crash then they think it won’t happen to me if I text and drive. But that is not always the case.

    September 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  545. Ally

    I think people text and drive because they think that the text is so important that they have to respond at that moment. I think people should pull over to the side of the road, go into a parking lot or wait to respond to a text.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  546. Chloe

    I think that people still text while driving because they have in mind what to reply back and they don't want to loose what they had in mind, or they know they are not going to cause an accident because they know that wouldn't happen to them, so they do it anyway.

    September 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  547. Ka

    I'm sure people know the consequences of texting and driving, but maybe you forget or you think to yourself while driving "hmm I can just read this text really quick" Or " Oh I'll just reply really quickly to this person" and Bam you might have injured a person, a child, an animal, your car, or you and the people sitting in the car with you.

    September 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  548. Wayne

    People text and talk on the phone while driving (yes, they both cause the same cognitive impairment) because we now live in a self-absorbed culture. Thinking about OTHERS is very passe.

    September 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  549. Abdul

    I like texting but there is a time we put the device that Alexander Graham Bell made

    September 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  550. Spencer

    I think that it is addicting to people and it is hard to make people stop doing it. They just can't get out of it.

    September 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  551. Sam

    I think people text behind the wheel because it is hard to resist what that message is. They also might look at their messages to see what e-mails they could have gotten from work.

    September 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  552. Spencer

    I think people know about the danger, it's just hard to get it away from them.

    September 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  553. Austin

    I think people text and drive because they can't wait to get to there destination i also think they text and drive because they think that it is more important then there life i think they should make a law saying any body should shut there phone off before getting into the car

    September 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  554. Ashton

    People text and drive because as humans we have the need to be socially connected, so if someone gets a text they're instinct is to look at it and reply.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  555. Lilyt

    I think people text and drive because they don't understand the danger they are putting theirselves into. They think it will only take them a second to reply to the txt and that it won't make a difference. Teenagers get addicted to social media and whether they get a like on instagram , a text, or just a friend request they want to answer immediately. If communities put up billboards around town it could make teens think twice and prevent accidents.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  556. Kai

    I think when people text and drive they dont think about the safety of others they just do it to do it. They don't realize that they are endangering others.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  557. Josie

    Things that could improve texting and driving is showing commercials, maybe having the local news show what has happened to other kids, and having parents/guardians making the teen put the phone or gadget where they are unable to reach it so they can't put them selves in danger. Parents/guardians should try to be a little more protective of there child or teen and should be a better example.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  558. Megan

    I think people are so into technology and phones that all of this is a distraction while driving. People want to respond right away when they get a text and are too focused on their phone. They don't realize the danger they are putting themselves and others in!

    September 24, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  559. Blake

    I think people text and drive because they are to caught up in their phones to stop texting while driving a vehicle.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  560. (:Lucy:)

    I think people text and drive because they want an answer or they just want to talk with their friends because they are bored and don't think about the dangers of when they take their eyes off the road.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  561. Lauren

    Dispite the many dangers of texting and driving, they don't really care. Teenagers don't realize how vulnerable they are to car crashes. They think that the most important thing at the time is responding to the text that may end their life

    September 24, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  562. Claire

    I think people text and drive, because the are itching to reply to a message, no matter how urgent. I think while doing this, they don't realize what they are putting at risk.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  563. Izzy

    The probability of people texting and driving is high. Even if you know that you should not do it , the likely hood of you texting whilst driving is high. Everyone will agree that texting whilst driving is wrong if you do ask them. I think that there should be a rule stating that once you touch your phone is the car no matter for what reason, you should get you rightful punishment.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  564. cooter

    i should have made this.

    YOLO

    September 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  565. noah

    I think since people do it for so long, it becomes a bad habit and they don't intend to do it, it just happens. I also think that it would be okay, as long as they reply at red lights as long as they watch the light to see when it turns green.

    September 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  566. Samantha.

    I do not text. I do not have a phone. If I have survived this 13 years of my life without texting, you can survive a drive. I am A relatively social person, and I can communicate without texting. When I start driving, I will be able to survive without knowing that 'Benny' just broke up with 'Jenny' the second it happens.

    September 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  567. Tom

    People do it cause it's like talking

    September 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  568. Gauri

    I think that people do it because they are so overconfident of their driving, they forget the law and the safety of themselves and others. There are many reports on crashes when you text and drive- the people who do that are aware but are too brash.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  569. tryistan

    I think people text and drive because they don't think it will happen to them when it could

    September 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  570. Paige

    My mother does it and i warn her about the dangers she still does it tho, i think why they still do it even if they know their in a car and the accidents they can have. I think that they think that they are careful enough that they can double skill in a car (not true some of the most careful people still wind up in a car accident). If they look at a text "Oh yea I'll be fine i'm looking at ONE text". That ONE text can end your life. while your looking down, a car can slam into you and that one text could be the reason you die. There are allot of people i know who have got in a car accident and they are fine. But some other people have died from that car accident just because they weren't thinking! That text can wait!

    September 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  571. Kacie

    I think people text and drive because they want to know what is going on in there friends lives' or whatever they're texting about. Me being a texter, I realize that it is hard to put down the phone and do other things like drive.

    September 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  572. Clark

    I think that people text and drive because they want to stay connected to people while they are driving and feel that they are acting “uncool” if they don’t. Also I think many people text and drive because they chose to ignore the many dangers that come with texting and driving thinking that “it will just happen to someone else, not to me” unfortunately we are all someone else to everyone else. People that text and drive also may just get in to the habit of texting and driving and think it’s too much work to stop or they may have seen someone else they know do it and then assumed it was ok. Either way if you do it your chances of getting in a crash go up like crazy.

    September 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  573. Nicole

    People text and drive mostly since they think they are great at doing several things at once.

    September 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  574. Kitty

    I think the government should stop telling people what to do. If someone wants to risk their life by texting and driving, then let them. It sounds mean, but it's called freedom.

    September 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  575. Diane

    Many people usually text and drive mostly because they want to reply to the person right away at that mid second and believe it cannot wait.

    September 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  576. eboni

    i think that the parents are teaching them the wroung thing and they sould be teaching them the right thing

    September 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  577. Ethan

    People these days are totally obsessed with their phones. When they are in their cars so often they tend to figure it's okay to do other things while they drive. I don't see my parents texting but even making phone calls or reading a to do list can distract a driver. People are too worried about getting things done and knowing what is new that they don't take into consideration what the consequences could be. Even if you are driving straight or slow while texting or doing something else, you will be unaware of the cars or objects around you.

    September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  578. Ethan

    When drivers look away from the road, they think that nothing will happen. People want to be connected whenever and wherever they are. Drivers need to learn to just wait until they park to check their mail.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  579. erik

    i think that people text and drive becuse they want to do what they want to do even if it is illegal

    September 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  580. Bisma

    People text and drive because they think that it will never be them in an accident and have a habit of checking and replying to a text right away. Even though we have been warned so much about not doing it, people don't think of those consequences when on the road.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  581. maxwell

    the reason people text and drive is because some people don't think strait and then they are in an accident from texting

    September 25, 2012 at 12:24 am |
  582. Sierra

    I think that people text while driving because they are not thinking right. It makes me sad to see or hear about accidents that happened because the driver wasn't being a smart and decided they would not pay any attention to the road to answer a text that probably wasn't worth their life.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:15 am |
  583. Brianna

    I think that people text and drive think that they are not going to hurt anybody but it can happened when they least expect it. It's imprtant that people don't textor talk on the phone when they are driving because they can lose focus or maybe even crash. So it's important that that parents need to pay atention on the road insted of there phone,especially if they have younger kis on board.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  584. Brianna

    I think that people who text and drive think that they will not huert anybody but it will and can happend when they least expect it.It's also impartant that people don't text or talk on the phone while driving because they can lose focus on the road.So it's also important for a parent to pay atention on the road insted of their phone,especially if they have younger children on board.Not only they will be putting their life in danger but their children too

    September 25, 2012 at 8:16 am |
  585. Amaris

    Texting and driving is so dangerous. It can become a really bad habit like biting your nails.It is really hard to break it. But people still don't try to stop it and don't stop until an accident or death of someone really close or even themselves occurs.

    September 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  586. Kaitlyn

    I think people text and drive because they think wireless phone connections are to expensive. Tex ting may seen cooler and easier to do.

    September 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  587. Christian

    I think that yexting and driving is a bad thing to do but the children get it from there parents.

    September 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  588. Aditi

    I think people text and drive because they don't want to be left out of a conversation.

    September 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  589. Abby

    I think people text and drive because they don't remeber at the time and place how bad it is for them. In Florida, I see it happen a lot... It's so sad they can cause people in other cars to die too.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  590. Kendra

    I think that people text and drive because they think that they won't be the one to crash. Also i think that they think that there conversation is more important. They think that they will just reply quickly, while in reality they might get another text, and answer that one, and before they know it they have crashed.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  591. Zoua

    I think that some people don't understand the risks and believe that they can multi-task that's why they still text and drive. They are also too focused on the text messages and too eager to know what is being text to them yet, not knowing the risk that one simple word like, "Okay" can actually kill you or someone else.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  592. Michelle

    Texting puts you and other people at risk so don't do it.

    September 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  593. Arial

    I think people know the hazards, but they don't believe it will happen to them. People learn mostly by their parents, as people say monkey see monkey do.

    September 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  594. Arial

    I think it is mostly they know that they could get in a car wreck but they don't think it will happen to them

    September 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  595. Ivy

    I think they do it because it saves time... Even though it's not safe.

    September 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  596. Macy

    I think texting and driving is very dangerous. People should always keep their eyes on the road. The text can wait if it saves their lives.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  597. Jake

    I think texting and driving is cool and you can only do it if you are good at it.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  598. Jessica

    I think people who text and drive don't realize how dangerous it really is until they get in an accident. They don't think anything bad will happen to them because it never has before.

    September 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  599. Jesse

    I think people who text and drive do it because the like to text and they like to drive so they text and drive.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  600. Edwin

    I think people text because "all" of their friends do and nothing happens to them

    September 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  601. Nick

    I think that texting and driving is bad because it can cause serious injury or death. People that text and drive have an addiction that is hard to stop.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  602. Ross

    I believe people who text and drive don't realize the real danger, because they think that they will never be the victim of a fatal accident.

    September 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  603. Jared

    i think that people text and drive because they feel cool and they think they wont get in an accident.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  604. Bailey

    I think people text and drive because they get bored when they drive.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  605. Kylee

    dont text and drive. it can be dangerous to yourself and others.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  606. Tobert

    When someone gets a text message on their phone while not driving they like to answer as soon as possible. When they get a message while driving they want to do the same. This makes anybody distracted from the road which even though someone may think that no damage can be done, the chances of it are very high, even if they only look away for a few seconds.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  607. Jessica

    Texting and driving is like substance abuse – both are dangerous but people still do it. The only thing that will help is to keep promoting awareness of the safety concerns.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  608. Jacinda

    Texting and driving seems like it won't affect your driving, but anything that takes your eyes off the road can cause major consequences.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  609. Smith

    I think texting and driving is bad.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  610. Mava

    Texting and driving is a very serious matter and most teenagers don't realize that. When you go behind the wheel you need to have your complete attention on the road ahead or you could seriously hurt yourself or others around you. But it doesn't matter how many laws people make, teenagers and even adults will still do it.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  611. Sam

    Texting and driving is dangerous.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  612. Gregory

    People like texting back right away because they want other people to do the same. People will go to the ends of the world to do so, no matter what the situation is. Yes, it is obviously unsafe and illegal but most people look at this as not a very important law.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  613. Brian

    Texting and driving is very dangerous especially when younger drivers with inexperience are doing it.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  614. Royce

    I think texting and driving is very bad. too many teens die from it.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  615. Andrew

    People text and drive because they belive that people will feel they are being ignored if the person they are texting doesn't immediately respond. When people text and drive, they usually do not realise how much of a hazard they are to pedestrians and other motorists. The more that they are reminded of the dangers of their behaviors the better in my opinion.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  616. Peyton

    texting and driving is really bad to do. so dont do it!

    September 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  617. Hailey

    I think people text and drive because they want to stay in touch with their friends and don't think it can wait until they get to their destination.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  618. Alex

    People need to pay attention to the road. Phone Companies should make an option to put your phone on a driving mode. Where If you receive a text, you will automatically send a customized text message back to the send. Saying that you are currently on the road. Police arn't able to point out every single person who Is texting and driving.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  619. Jake

    I don't think people should text and drive because they could get killed or kill someone.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  620. Chelsea

    People are going to keep doing what theyt hink is okay, but it's still important to provide groups and support systems for the people who don't text and drive. I've actually taken a pledge to never text and drive to help support me.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  621. bekka

    i dont think it is smart and i think people should not do it because alot of my family members have almost gotten in a car accident because of other people txting while driving.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  622. Andre

    I have a phone were you can get app that makes it so I can just talk and it will text for me. Th problem is that my phone is really fancy. People who can't do that probably should not text and drive. It is never a good idea.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  623. layne

    its bad and dangerous to you and your communitee

    September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  624. Brandon

    I think that YOLO

    September 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  625. Teagan

    I think people text and drive because peoples lives revolve around being on the phone. Now it is a force of habbit when you hear your cell phone ring you pick it up, and dont even realize the danger you put yourself, your passengers or the people around you in. In the two seconds you look at your cell phone is enough time for your car to swirve into the other lane.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  626. Nate

    you can hurt people and others

    September 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  627. Mason

    It should be illigal.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  628. scottie

    Bad! if your texting your not focusing on driving. Someone could walk out in front of you and you could hit them.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  629. Cody

    I really don't think that people should be texting and driving. I have had my licence for 2 years and I have not yet started texting or driving. My mom and dad and other family members do, but i am smart and dont. I think that texting and driving should be forced down harder.

    September 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  630. Cody

    I think txting and driving is dumb, its unsafe and unsmart, people will learn one day.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  631. kenny

    I dont think people should text because and that more parents should have stricter rules against it.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  632. Tiana

    texting while driving is not safe.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  633. Sierra

    People who text and drive might not relize the bad things that might happen.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  634. colt

    I believe that if someone can control a manual tranmision and txt then they should be allowed too.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  635. Genesis

    Impatience is probably the biggest problem with teens, because of the urge to answer the text. I don't necessarily think teens do it to be "cool." It is still wrong in a sense that you are still risking your life and the life of others.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  636. Jasmine

    Before I had my license I thought that I would never text while driving, but after I got my license I did it a few times. I try to avoid my phone while driving by keeping it far away from me in my car. Texting and driving is not okay, but most teenagers like me have slipped up a few times.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  637. Erika

    Some people still text and drive because they proabably think its harmless. Most dont see the danger in taking your eyes off the road for only one second. But one second could mean one life.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  638. Cordel

    I think we should not txt and drive because of the risks you take doing so, it could only takes a couple of seconds of your eyes off the road to change a life. Also what is more important some lousy messge that could wait or your very own life?

    September 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  639. dylan

    I think we should not text and drive because it is a danger to yourself and other. A text measage is not worth taking somebodys life or your own

    September 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  640. Kourtnee

    Many people still text and drive because they think nothing is going to happen on the road in a couple of seconds. Some people find out the hard way it does. No one should text and drive. You can wait to text the person back until you get to your destination.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  641. Nicole

    Texting and driving is very bad because most of the time, the things that people are texting about aren't even that important. If it's an emergency, pick up the phone and call the person instead of risking your life. Texting can wait.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  642. Jacob

    Lots of people text and drive because they feel like they need to check the text right away, and the have the attitude: it won't happen to me. They feel like they are good enough drivers to be doing what they are, and have the teen feeling that they are invincible. People think that they can concentrate even while distracted.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  643. Amber

    People should not text and drive. Even if they think they can do it, It just takes a few seconds with your eyes off the road to get in an accident. If it's that important to look at the text, they should pull over instead of texting and driving.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  644. Ashley

    Texting and driving is not worth a life. It not just beening harmful to yourself but to everone else driving around you will be efected.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  645. Logan

    I think txting and driving is dangerous and people should not do it.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  646. Leah

    I think people should stop texting and driving, it is dangerous and people could be seriously injured. I think it would be best for everyone if people would just wait to text until they were out of the car.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  647. Taylor

    I really think texting and driving is just flat out dumb. Losing someone from texting and driving is awful and it really needs to stop.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  648. William

    i think people still text and drive because they dont want to forget what they were talking about in their conversation

    September 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  649. Marissa

    Texting and driving is very dangerous and people know that. However, many think that nothing bad will happen to them so they do it anyway. It isn't worth the risk of being hurt or hurting others.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  650. Jesse

    I think people text and drive because they don't think it will happen to them and that they are good at doing it

    September 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  651. Joey

    People have their rights, but texting and driving should not be one. There has been so many accidents and I don't want my family to go through the same

    September 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  652. Hunter

    Texting and driving is not okay. One text to your friend about how cool your day was or what your going to be doing tonight can be a trade off of getting to your destination safely or taking someone's life, or even your own.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  653. Julina

    Texting and driving is bad and we all know it.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  654. Rainey

    Texting and driving is very dangerous. It's also stupid because you are putting people at risk by doing something that is easily avoidable.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  655. Alison

    people text and drive because they want to reply to that text message right away they just don't really consider the consequences of texting and driving and really it can wait and if you can't wait to respond to that text just pull over and then you are not putting yourself or others at risk for being distracted

    September 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  656. Kadie

    Texting and driving takes your attention of the road and the text can wait until you get where you are going. It's just not smart.

    September 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  657. Casey

    people really need to start thinking bout the peolpe on the road at not whats on their phone

    September 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  658. Katie

    Texting and driving is dangerous because your not watching the road and could drift into the other lane or the ditch. It could hurt you or another person.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  659. Billiam

    People need to learn that texting and driving is dangerous for everyone. It affects other drivers and also pedestrians in the area.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  660. Destiny

    because people don't want others thinking they're mad at them because they didn't reply right away

    September 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  661. goat

    People need to learn that texting and driving is dangerous for everyone. It affects other drivers and also pedestrians in the area.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  662. Elizabeth

    Oftentimes people text and drive because they don't think they will be the one to get into the accident. They think, I'm too good of a driver, besides, what can one smiley face do? But what they don't realize, is that there is a huge chance they will be the one in the accident. Few texts are more than a couple of words, a few seconds with your eyes off the road. But what if those three seconds are the ones that a child runs into the street after his toy, or when you are at the most dangerous intersection in your town? Nowadays we are used to getting everything we want, the instant we want it. We don't want to wait to see what our friends have texted, and our friends don't want to wait for a response. That's why texting is instantaneous. But the fact that we don't want to wait till we park the car, is only going to lead to trouble and pain. There aren't enough police officers to warn every texting driver, and that's just in the states where it is illegal. The saddest thing is, that as a society, we are going to need many accidents for us to learn the dangers of texting and driving. There have already been so many mistkaes, but we still aren't learning.

    September 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  663. Lucie

    People text because they want to stay connected with people, and because it's fun. Also, it's a great way to quickly communicate important messages, like business matters. Due to the fact of texting being fun and important, people care more about texting than safety.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  664. Devon

    I believe people still text and drive because they don't know about the consequences they could face. They also don't know what risk their putting on themselves and others on the road.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  665. Eileen

    People text and drive because they don't realize what dangers they can face.Sometimes they just need to be be involved in what their friends are gossiping or chatting about that they don't see the death possibilities. Driving is about focus and if you can't focus then just don't drive.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  666. jaylen

    people text and drive even know it is two dangerous.they do it to talk to people but it is not right

    September 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  667. Samantha

    I think people text and drive because it is an addiction. Most people don't realize how dangerous it is.

    September 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  668. Perla

    I think that "texting and driving" is said to be dangerous so often that people actually overlook it, and don't realize how dangerous it is. People tend to learn only from their own experiences sadly, so I don't think that people will stop anytime soon, since they don't have enough patience to answer the text later.

    September 27, 2012 at 12:30 am |
  669. Maddie

    Teens just have no patience! It has been a problem everywhere and it always will be...

    September 27, 2012 at 5:58 am |
  670. VANESSA

    When my mom would drive we would see boards that said dont drive and text or call so that had made my mother stop and not want to text while driving ! =D

    September 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  671. William

    I believe that people sometimes don't care. I have a friend who's mother texts while she drivs with me and her in the car. And she swerves sometimes even IF she takes a moment and looks back up.

    September 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  672. Isaac

    teens should be made learn and drive 5 speed (stick shift) as their first car and not allowed auto-transmission until they reach 28. This will make it really hard to do anything else other than focus on driving.

    September 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  673. Lyn

    Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet him.

    September 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  674. Ashley

    I think they do texting while driving because it seems cool but it is not. But you can't just expect it to go away by making a law I don't think it will help!!

    September 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  675. Skye

    Texting while driving is dangerous, and many people either know that, or choose to ignore it. They think, "I'll just take my eyes off the road for a few seconds . . ." Um, hello?! A ton of things could happen in the split second you take your eyes off the road.

    September 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  676. Gauri

    They do it because they think they are the best at driving and can handle everything in the world. In truth they can't because then there wouldn't be so many texting and driving issues.

    September 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  677. Maddie

    Some people can't bear the pain of thinking "who is texting me?" I think people should wait. Most of the time, it's nothing important. It could be their friend typing "where are u" or their mom typing "remember to get to chess club at 6:00 today." It's not so important that you risk your life to answer.

    September 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  678. Amador

    I think people text and drive because they don't think about there safety.

    September 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  679. Amador

    I think people text and drive because they don't want to be safe on the road and they don't think they can get hurt. Also they do it with friends and they want you to stop but you keep texting and your friend gets in an accident to. Safety before technology.

    September 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm |