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Dramatic step to battle texting while driving

Dramatic step to battle texting while driving
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It angers me beyond belief anytime I spot someone on the road texting and driving. Using your gadget while driving puts you and everyone else on the road at risk. It's one of the most dangerous and selfish things you can do.  Every year, too many people die from car accidents that could have easily been avoided.

That's why I always use a hands-free gadget to answer calls while driving. Everything else can wait. If there's a really important text I have to read, then it's easy enough to pull into a parking lot for a moment to deal with it.

A few weeks ago, I told you about this young woman in North Dakota who was checking Facebook and caused an accident that killed a great-grandmother. It's a tragic story that never should have happened. My teenage son isn't even old enough to drive yet, but I'm already warning him about the dangers of using his phone behind the wheel.

Now, Nassau County in New York is taking steps to stop texting while driving once and for all. It's about time someone came up with a solution because there are lives at stake.

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