"Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving"
A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison and loss of his license for 15 years for causing a fatal crash by texting while driving.
Aaron Deveau, 18, was convicted of motor vehicle homicide by texting – the first driver in Massachusetts to face such charges, the Boston Globe reported. Prosecutors said Deveau, who pleaded not guilty, was texting on Feb. 20, 2011, when his vehicle swerved across the center line of a Haverhill, Mass., street and crashed head on into Daniel Bowley’s truck, killing the 55-year-old New Hampshire father of three.
#4. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to jmc (Reply # 0)
Excellent. My son was almost killed by a texting driver. She then Had the balls to sue my sister (her car)and the idiot insurance company settled giving the menace lots of money.
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#5. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to jmc (Reply # 0)
If I'm driving, I ignore any incoming texts. If I'm driving and I believe a text is vitally important for me to read/respond to, I find a safe place to pull over (e.g. parking lot) so I can read and reply and then I go on my way again. I couldn't imagine trying to type out a text message while piloting a ton of steel at 60mph+ and thinking that I'm completely safe in doing so.
#8. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to PlainJoe (Reply # 7)
I do the same as Jason. If any one calls me while I am driving, I let it go until I get to a safe place to pull over. Then I decide to call them back if it is important , if not important I let it go and get back on my way. Daylilydayzed Daylilies are the Lord's smiles, new one every day.
#13. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to MSU (Reply # 9)
Yeah that is the smart thing to do. There is really never a time that a text message needs to be answered immediately.
I had one bad experience that woke me up! to know just how dangerous it can be. For many years I never even did the text messages I used to stick with regular phone calls. but I met a woman who was into them and she was also into me and having special one on one fun. So we got texting about getting together one day and I got into the texts. But I was driving and trying to reply to one of her texts then suddenly I looked up and I had gone off the road onto the grass on the shoulder and was like WOW!!! I had to swerve back to the road and > that was the first time I realized how dangerous it can be. Man if somebody had been walking or cycling in that part of the road that day I could have hurt somebody really bad or worse. Or I could have hit a pole head on or something. I was just lucky it was just a grassy area and no people were there and there was no objects to run into. but the incident scared the crap out of me! So not I refuse to text while I drive.
#10. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to jmc (Reply # 0)
There's no hope for the human race.
At work, most employees are not allowed to have phones on the floor. If you're caught, it's a final, again and it's termination. You get two warnings!
You would think your job is more important than seeing what someone just said on Facebook, or replying to the newest incoming text. Unfortunately, the cell phone policy is the biggest cause for attrition since the policy was enacted.
Not performance. Not attendance. Cell phones.
There is no way to stop texting while driving.
I find it easy to ignore texts...I refuse to have a data plan, and have all data blocked.
#11. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to ablib (Reply # 10)
QUOTE: I find it easy to ignore texts...I refuse to have a data plan, and have all data blocked.
Texting does not require a data plan, nor data period. It has been available on all cell phones for a long time, long before data plans even existed. It just piggybacks on the regular cellular pathways.
I just recently returned from a trip to the USA where I had all data blocked to ensure I wasn't hit with a data roaming charge of any kind. With zero data usage I racked up over 200 texts in 8 days.
#14. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to dtellier (Reply # 11)
I realize you don't need a data plan for texting.
If you don't have a texting plan, you have to pay for each outgoing, and incoming texts. I obviously refuse to have a texting plan, and got tired of paying for incoming drunk texts from friends.
I called up customer service, and said I want texting disabled. Confused, they told me I needed a texting plan. I had to reiterate a few times that I want texting disabled completely – incoming and outgoing. I was told the only way to do this was to block all data. And that's what I did...first with ATT and now with Verizon.
#18. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to ablib (Reply # 14)
That seems odd, because I blocked all data on my Android phone when I went to the USA a few weeks ago yet texting was not disturbed. I do not see the connection between data and texting. I was texting long before data plans even existed.
Unless there is more than one definition of 'blocking all data', I am confused.
#25. "RE: Massachusetts teen sentenced to prison for texting while driving" In response to MSU (Reply # 22)
Yeah its crazy. Chics think its the greatest thing. The ones who like texting prefer that over every other communication. They wont answer a lengthy email but they will text all day. I think they like the idea of it going on in real time. and you can have your phone with you anywhere. So I guess its exciting for them to like say be chatting while they are on line at the bank or sending texts while they are in class or at a coffee shop.
me I don't really like it so much because I don't have that on my phone service so every text I send or receive costs me time off what I have paid for. I also don't like it for the sake of > texting while driving type of thing.
Like you receive a text right now and somebody is expecting a reply but I might not be ready to read it and reply right now.