Texting and driving is every bit as dangerous as drunk driving IMO. I see it all
the time. I drive behind someone going slow and weaving, and sure enough I see
their head down looking at a cell phone. These are not bad people. The defendant
is probably living a personal crisis right now, but we all need to be
responsible. We need to understand that our negligence can cost someone their
life. None of us want to have that on our conscience, so just don't do it.
Condolences to the family. I also feel for the defendant in this case, but
action must be taken to show that texting and driving is not acceptable.
"Driver who killed Vernal teen while texting, driving gets prison
You wonder how many innocent lives are going to have be to taken before drivers
will stop texting. There have been warnings to drivers that do this and yet they
continue to ignore the law. There is no excuse for breaking the law and thinking
you are an exception, because you are not. You are taking innocent lives away
from families for no reason but your blatant disregard for the law and for life.
There needs to be a severe punishment to wake up these drivers who choose to do
The objective of driving a car isn't going from point A to point B.
It's driving. It's nice to have a heater, windshield wipers and even a
radio a cigarette lighter was thought of being a major distraction. What are
people thinking with cell phones. Not.
Sad for everyone involved.
Terrible situation. Good for the driver for being honest.
Let us also take a look and consider that "counseling" and
"rehab" programs are not 100 % successful and yet we look to them as
solutions. I agree that bad behavior, especially destructive behavior that
endangers others, needs to be changed or corrected but to rely solely on social
sciences or social services i.e., counseling and rehab programs to alter
behavior is foolish.I suggest that many criminals go into counseling
as a dodge to avoid hard prison time and the success rate reflects it. I am in favor of counseling and therapy from behind bars with a reminder
that failure will result in a return for the rest of the sentence with no couch
time.I disagree with the perpetrator's participation in any
forum for distracted driving as it will fuel his need for attention and to be on
"up to five years" in prison. He will probably be out in two.
The perpetrator has no "need for attention and to be on a stage". Why
would you think that?If you observe drivers texting, and your are sure of
it, do you get their licence # and call 911? If not, you are not helping.