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Texting While Driving… DON’T DO IT!

Posted in Chevrolet, Crash Testing, Crashes, FAIL by MrAngry | October 13th, 2010 | 7 Responses |

Texting While Driving

Ever drive down the highway and come across what looks to be a terrible accident. I know I have and in most cases they’re not as bad as you may have originally thought. As I was surfing around the net the other day I came across these astonishing photos on DodgeCharger.com of a Chevrolet Suburban that had a pretty wicked meeting with a guard rail in what is believed to be Washington State. There is not too much information on exactly what happened here except to say that the driver was believed to have been texting when the incident occurred. What’s more amazing is that no one was killed. Thankfully there was only a driver in the vehicle and no passengers.

Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

Take a look at these photos for a moment and think about the true severity of this crash. The guard rail actually threaded itself through the Suburbans interior, taking out the passenger seat as well as the entire rear compartment. One also has to wonder how fast the driver was actually going to have created such a severe impact. I’ve seen a lot of accidents and accident photos in my time, but never anything as amazing as this.

Texting While Driving

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7 Responses

  1. BigRuss says:

    he fell asleep at the wheel… which is still way worse than texting while driving

  2. Erik Wood says:

    Business people need to ‘hit the ball over the net’. Teens consider it rude not to reply immediately to texts. Home schedules would grind to a halt without immediate communication. We are conditioned to pursue this level of efficiency but we are all supposed cease this behavior once we sit in our respective 5,000 pound pieces of steel and glass. Anyone can win an argument in a forum like this by saying “Just put the phone away” – but we can see its just not happening.

    I just read that 72% of teens text daily – many text more 3000 times a month. New college students no longer have email addresses! They use texting and Facebook – even with their professors. This text and drive issue is in its infancy and its not going away.

    I decided to do something about it after my three year old daughter was nearly run down right in front of me by a texting driver. Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool called OTTER that is a simple app for smartphones. I think if we can empower the individual then change will come to our highways now and not just our laws.

    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER LLC
    OTTER app

  3. Danno says:

    I believe these pictures were of an accident that occurred on Oct 23rd where the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  4. Ben Schorr says:

    Looks bogus to me – the skid marks on the road don’t support him hitting the guardrail that far back.

    Color me skeptical.

  5. Cassie says:

    This happened right where I live. It’s actually in MT and the guy supposedly fell asleep

  6. aimee says:

    texting and driveing is not a good thing to do i should know i am around it alot and just think of all the lifes you are taking just by texting and driving dont text and drive