Category Archives: Editorials

Please Text Responsibly. (Hint: NOT while driving!)

Of course he thought it was important. Dire, even. It simply could not wait. So, we all waited behind him at the green light while he finished up that super important text.

And then I honked. He was like, “HUH? What? OH!”

And then the light turned yellow. Fortunately for him, he squeezed through the intersection in the nick of time. The rest of us had to wait again.

It could have been worse. He could have killed someone. Because if he texts at stoplights, what’s to keep him from texting while stuck in traffic or even on an “open stretch” of road?

It’s deceptively easy to kid ourselves that texting while driving is NOT dangerous. Not for you, of course. You’re probably remarkably dexterous and a champion multi-tasker. It’s only everybody else who sucks at it.

Read the full article here.

Texting while driving makes no sense

But then when I ask why people do that, they say, “I can multitask.”
The realty is no, you can’t. Put the phone down when you’re driving
80 mph down I-94. If you don’t, you could be the victim of a
rollover accident. Sounds fun huh?

It just makes no sense to text while drive and what is so important
that you need to text somebody at that moment? Wait until you get to
your destination. Even if you’re a good driver, you still a major
hazard if you text and drive. Use common sense.

Mark Rudi, the Western Herald sports editor, read his full editorial here.

Texting while driving

Texting while driving has the same potential to cause accidents and wipe out lives as driving while intoxicated. Yet, texting still seems to have a benign status, not the stigma of drinking and driving.

Read the full article here.

You’ve Been Text-Ended

“Text-ended” refers to the act of sending a text message while driving and failing to notice that the car in front of you has stopped or slowed down. The resulting rear-end collision is known as a “text-ender,” and although it’s a slightly humorous term, don’t expect police, your insurance company or the person you hit to laugh much.

Read the full editorial here.