Beware of Drivers Texting

Jim Luff
Posted on March 21, 2014

SAFETY DRIVING GEM FROM JIM: While we can control the movements of our vehicles, we cannot control the movements of others. Although it is against the law in most states, people keep texting behind the wheel. If you look around at drivers stopped at an intersection, you are bound to see someone tapping out a text message before the light turns green.

While this isn't as dangerous as texting while the vehicle is in motion, it can cause all kinds of problems, including delayed acceleration as the light turns green or a pre-mature acceleration. A driver who is texting may see a car in his peripheral vision move forward and falsely believe the light has turned green and began accelerating. The most dangerous of all is the guy traveling down the freeway at 70 miles and hour while texting and drifting across his lane. Watch out for these people and steer clear of them.

Related Topics: California operators, chauffeur behavior, driver safety, Jim Luff, passenger safety, text messaging

Jim Luff Contributing Editor
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  • LTIlimo

     | about 6 years ago

    As a driver we have the responsibility of safe traveling to our costumer and For this we have to make sure no use of mobile.

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