Texting driver causes own death

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Tall Man, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Tall Man

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    ...and not the death of the oncoming driver. For once. Thank Heaven.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...n-dead-Facebook-post-driving-leads-crash.html
    Woman, 32, dies in head on crash seconds after Facebook post from behind wheel about how she loved Pharrell hit Happy

    A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrell song.
    Courtney Sanford, of High Point, crossed the center median of a busy road Thursday morning just after making the post, hit a recycling truck and died, police said. Further inspection of her phone revealed pictures posted online only minutes earlier.



    The humanist in me should be thinking of Donne ("Any man's death diminishes me..."). At the moment, it just isn't happening.
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  2. scootrboi

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    This is worse than alcohol. Driving is too boring to demand much attention. She wasn't texting while driving, she was driving while texting.:eek1
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  3. genka

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    Somewhere, Darwin is making a little checkmark on the inside of his coffin...


    Cute PSA, but everyone knows the horse is smarter than the driver/rider...
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  5. Robert_W

    Robert_W Been here awhile

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    Hope the other driver is OK.
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  6. PalePhase

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    This is the reason I get worried when my friends complain that they can't get their snot-nosed toe-gazers to show any sign of interest in learning how to drive. First order of priority has to be breaking the umbilical cord to that goddamned "smart" phone before encouraging them to climb behind the wheel.
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  7. Mr_Gone

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    Same here. I hope the other driver is okay.

    Natural selection worked for her.
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  8. wiseblood

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    This story makes me so...

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    :lol3
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  9. Contevita

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    Or....
    http://24hoursofhappy.com/

    I know, 205'd a long time ago. :wink:
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  10. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    Yay!

    Another anonymous (to me) cager dead! Thank fuck for that. Can't wait for the next unknown cager to die so I can come here and gloat about it.

    ...

    I wonder if there's a car forum gloating about the bikers who die every day because of mistakes made by the biker.
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  11. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    texting while driving is NOT a mistake. It's a chosen act.

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  12. JimVonBaden

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    :deal
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  13. Pecha72

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    Ok so someone died. Maybe because this person wasn´t concentrating on the road ahead, like everybody should. Still feel no joy about all this. Seems kinda macabre to me, to ´celebrate´ something like this. Some kids may very well be without a mother, for example.
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  14. catweasel67

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    Just as going into a bend too fast is a chosen act. Failure to check your blind spot. Riding a poorly serviced bike. Not wearing appropriate gear. Pulling a wheelie. Grabbing too much front brake or not enough. Following the bike in front too closely and on and on and on goes the list.

    As you can see, the list of mistakes that a biker can make that leads to death is pretty long. We don't celebrate those deaths.

    The cager made a mistake. And paid for it with her life. Let's not celebrate that.
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  15. Foot dragger

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    I was gonna say that,its a free choice and well proven to be life threatining.

    My niece rear ended a car in LA while texting,smashed her Audi.
    Within a month she was texting while driving and admits she cant stop it.
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  16. Foot dragger

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    I dont celebrate it,but I see it every time Im on the road,these tricker and tricker phones have become a flat out addiction 24/7 for many people,and usually to say completely innane things .

    This can kill me,therefore it concerns me to be killed by someone just yapping. I put tailgating in the same category,goes on all the time and is one of the most dangerous free choice things a person can do while driving.
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  17. Rango

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    Texting while driving or any other willfully activity that diverts attention from the road is not a mistake.
    Not a mistake.:deal




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  18. Oldenuftaknowbetter

    Oldenuftaknowbetter Been here awhile

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    Gee, maybe if these idiots didn't usually get off with a slap on the wrist when they kill there would be a less celebratory reaction.
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  19. PalePhase

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    That's neither here nor there

    Let's keep this in context. There is an enormous difference between a momentary mental error and a negligent mindset. The woman in question clearly was guilty of the latter and -- as the article makes very plain -- she came very close with her stupid vanity to killing someone else in addition to herself.
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  20. DudeClone

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    i would just like to say i find it somewhat odd folks should be arguing over whether some random driver caused their own death or not, and how riders uninvolved should feel or think about it one way or another

    that is all
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