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RacerGene

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:21:04 AM

What will you do?
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Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:49:31 AM

I would text them and tell them to drop that phone and keep your eye on the road
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 9:14:37 AM

Knock em upside the head
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:02:08 AM

I won't ride with an individual such as this, period. I drive myself and tote my own satchel, thank you.
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ReddevilNO
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 6:45:48 AM

I would tell him that I like living, so can you wait until we get where we are going to text, so I won't be in fear of us getting into an accident.
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 8:04:48 PM

Take the fools phone away
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Bridge2012
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:12:43 AM

tell them to give me the phone I will text for them
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 8:58:36 AM

Since this person does not like to converse in conversation, the only option would be to text him/her to stop and concentrate on the road.

[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 11/16/2012 9:00:17 AM EST]
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RacerGene
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 7:09:22 AM

I agree with you all, Texting while driving is bad wrong.
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hornet17
Champion Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 1:46:39 PM

I wouldn't allow anyone to text while driving... I'm rarely a passenger.
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BT1288
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:32:37 AM

I would grab his texting machine and throw it out the window.
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golfer7332
Sophomore Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 10:35:28 PM

Take over the control
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Titanic1985
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 7:46:53 AM

I misread your topic and thought you were talking about the passenger -- my misunderstanding. As a passenger, I would ask/demand the driver stop texting and concentrate on driving.
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roxiiz81
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 4:11:28 PM

Ask them to stop NOW....no call is that important!
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psm80134
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 12:20:21 PM

I'd ask if I can do the texting for the driver, so he or she can concentrate on driving. If that didn't work, I'd take the phone away and tell them they can get it back when we've arrived at our destination.
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:26:24 AM

complain
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mnrick041
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:58:45 AM

Ask him/her not to do that.
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Trowinsamoan
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:39:44 AM

I would text them back and tell to stop texting and keep your eye on the road you numbskull!
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:34:56 AM

I grapple with the driver and try to wrestle the device out his hands, all the while praying that we don't die in a fiery crash...
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Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:31:45 AM

I take the device out of their hands. If they start to get huffy about it I will tell them to just shut up and drive.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:04:29 AM

I would politely ask them to turn off the phone. If they continued, I'd pull over and explain that texting on an ongoing non-stop basis compromised my concentration and we would go no further until the phone was turned off. Yes, the incoming beep then another and another and another indicating a new message just came in would necessitate the phone be turned off. No other option!

[Edited by: Titanic1985 at 11/12/2012 9:10:00 AM EST]
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OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 7:53:33 AM

Turn myself from a rider into a walker at the next traffic light ...
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WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 6:04:56 AM

Possibly be killed.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 12:23:26 AM

jump out
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daniel374
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 11:32:05 PM

have them either stop the car or stop texting
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 10:39:10 PM

Ask them to stop (either texting or the vehicle).
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:37:49 AM

Stop them or the car.
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Pugpal
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:35:37 AM

Professional pilots the world over divide cockpit duties; one pilot flies the plane; the other one handles communications and other chores that would otherwise distract the pilot flying and thus compromise safety.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:25:18 AM

Rap 'em upside the head
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 9:17:19 AM

Find someone else to ride with asap.
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jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:32:41 AM

I would have a few choice words for them and then either have them put the damn phone down or let me out.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:24:24 AM

Yell
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