Oprah campaigning against distracted driving

Oprah campaigning against distracted driving
There is still a growing concern around the country about the effects of what distracted driving can have on people. All too many times we hear about tragic events that occur because someone is texting or chatting on a phone as they operate a moving vehicle. Some accidents that happen are minor and allow the driver to contemplate their actions – unfortunately the same cannot be said about the serious ones that end up fatal. Plenty of organizations have stepped up to educate and make people aware about this growing concern, but there may be one person that can place it in the spotlight. Television star Oprah Winfrey has gone on the record to ask drivers to commit to not text-message or talk on a cell phone while driving. This new campaign against distracted driving aims to let people know about “how absolutely stupid it is that we continue to text and drive”; according to Winfrey. People who have lost loved ones due to distracted-driving crashes will be on her show Monday to discuss with viewers about their experience. Although many major cities have adopted laws that ban the complete use of a mobile device while driving, the city of Chicago still allows drivers to chat on hands-free phones.


source: Chicago Sun-Times via Textually


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8 Comments

1. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Here's a question.. why do we need CAMPAIGNS to tell people not to text and drive?! Isn't it, oh .. I don't know, a BASIC RULE OF DRIVING, that you don't look away from the road. What planet are people living on? Are they this thick? It's PROBABLY NOT A GOOD IDEA to take your eyes away from the road in front of you to TEXT someone on an electronic device. I hate society's stupidity *__*

2. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I say we give her a Nobel Peace prize. This is great!!!

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i dont understand what's so hard about texting and driving. it takes about 5 seconds to write a text, then your're done.

4. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Dude, people can't drive let alone multi-task while doing so, they'll kill someone.

5. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

If it's something like 'k' then it might not be so bad, but distracted is distracted, and people that text on the interstate need to have their liscence revoked. It's insane.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think it's worse seeing people read the paper while they're driving on the interstate.

7. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not that I'm for texting and driving. But what does Oprah know about it. Her Assistant(/"partner gayle... haha) drives her around or she uses car or jet services to go places. So shut up Oprah. lmao

8. ashumeet

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

You are is right.. a solutions is what is required rather than all this and technology is what helps us here…http://www.drivesafe.ly/ is an amazing peice of software which is proving to be an effective combat against the perils of texting while driving.

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