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Study Finds that More than Half of Drivers Are Idiots (And Text)

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Seriously people, I stopped driving almost a year ago, but in my 18 years behind the wheel I never ever typed a message while driving. Unlike 52% of drivers worldwide, according to a recent survey.

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So is half the world absolutely insane or is this survey—done with just a 2,881 driver sample—inaccurate? It seems to me like an awfully high number, but knowing that everybody has a phone now, I'm not surprised. If true, this is something a bill won't fix. It seems more like an education matter. And with education I mean "if you text while driving you may end up dead, you idiot." [PR Newswire]

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"Seriously people, I stopped driving almost a year ago, but in my 18 years behind the wheel I never ever typed a message while driving."

Talk about arrogant and condescending. I really don't expect such commentary on Gizmodo. Since we're on the failtrain already, I've been texting since my early teens, driving since my early teens, and have never been remotely close to having an accident or even running a red light due to texting-while-driving.