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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Mobiltexaitis

There is a big concern about drivers talking on their cellular phones while driving in the US. While there has been no actual studies done on how many car accidents we due to drivers talking on their cellular phones we can all attest to one or two idiots that we have seen driving recklessly while on their cellular phone. The idiot who cut you off while trying to make their exit at the last minute. The idiot driver in the fast lane who suddenly slowed down to 40 miles per hour so he could have a nice Sunday conversation with his mom. Hell, there are all kinds of them idiots. I'll even admit that I have probably been one of those idiots as well in the past. Though the US has rid its self of one cellular phone talking driver the dangerous trend of people who use their cellular phones while driving is increasing everyday.

In the Philippines however, where just about every Filipino owns a cellular phone, you will probably never see someone talking on their cellular phone while in their car. It is because Filipinos just aren't as reckless as Americans, they are thrifty a well. In the Philippines it is cheaper to text a message than to call some one. So, hardly anyone uses their cellular phone to actually speak to one another. Instead the majority of the people text messages to one another using the little key pads on their cellular phone. Though most Filipinos are pros at texting most people are not going to be able to type a message without looking at their cellular phone. Should this minor fact keep some one from texting while driving though? Apparently not in the Philippines. You think having to watch out for some idiot driver who's talking on his cell is bad. How about some guy who's texting his baby's momma while not even looking at the road? Personally, I would rather drive along someone who is driving with their feet than someone who isn't looking where they are going. It is already a challenge in its self to drive in the Philippines (something that I will have to talk about later) with both eyes on the road. If I could, I would have a third eye surgically attached to the back of my head to help me out. The "force" isn't going to be enough to get you by out here Mr. Luke Skywalker, so when you are on the road just put the cell down and leave the texting for later.

The dangers of driving while using your cellular phone.

At least you didn't hit the carabau.

Save a carabau. Don't text and drive.


The eyes of normal person while driving. (Ok, somewhat normal.)

Permanent mobiltexaitis (Latin mobilis and Latin textus) of the right eye caused by 2 months of texting while commuting to Manila.

Do you want to end up with mobiltexaitis? Stop the madness, stop the texting!

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