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I bet this was an effective ad…

Texting while driving is one of my pet peeves . As a Motorcycle rider I see it all the time. Coffee cup in one hand, texting with the other and steering with their knees. I know because I can see in the window as I pass them. 

They get a shout out from me as I pass. 

Signs that someone is on their phone is, erratic speed, they move from one side of the lane to another and often into the next lane, they do not stop in time and often rear ending the car in front. I have seen it all

A Hong Kong movie theater asks its patrons to leave their cellphones ON when they enter the movie.  Using that, Volkswagen made an eye-opening ad…

More than 1.5 million views in 3 days!

After viewing, please forward as it may wake up some folks and save their lives one of these days!

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How To Teach Your Parents A Lesson

This is so true. I have witnessed parents texting their kids to see where they are, knowing they are driving. Do what everyone did before mobile phones, phone before they leave, calculate an estimated time of arrival, if they are a half a day late then start to worry.
I guess in most cases it is a set of rules for them and a set of rules for the kids.

I’ll be there soo

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Don’t Be The Cause Of That Next Shipment

As a motorcyclist, texting or phoning while driving a vehicle is a recipe for trouble. I am encountering this every time I get on my bike. You think it won’t happen to you, think again.

Don't text and drive - Batesville Casket Co

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For Sale – Corvette Tail Lights

For those who regularly read my blogs, you would know my disgust for those using a phone while driving especially for texting. Here is a good reason why. This Article was sent to me.


This may shock some, but it’s reality.
Share this with friends and family members.
And remember to leave the phone in your pocket, purse, or where ever.
The life you save may be yours or more importantly someone else’s.


They found his iPHONE in his hand
And his head in the trunk!
Disturbing I know but what does it take to make everyone realize how dangerous it is.

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My Pet Peeve – Drextors

Drextors – My word definition of people who text while driving

This is my pet Peeve. As a Motorcyclist it is one of our greatest fears, those who text and use the phone whist driving.
I have known of a young girl, she was not paying attention, texting and ran straight into a motorcyclist and took his leg off. How would you like that on your conscience. Plus I see young Mother, with kids in the car texting away not paying attention to them or the road.
I see enough of it and have seen some scary near misses because of it and these statistic prove how dangerous it is.

Distracted Driving–America’s Bad Habit http-::www.benjamintravis.com:project:distracted-driving

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Beat Those Roaming Costs On Your Phone Bill

I was listening to the news this morning and one of the news items was a woman who recieved a bill from the phone company for $200,000. The reason being her son who apparently is deaf,  was in canada and used his phone for texting, like 2,000 texts, downloaded video’s and other information from the internet and of course  phone calls. I mean how ridiculous was that. Did that Mother not think to tell him to use the phone only in emergencies or did she not know what the cost of using your phone in another country would be. Anyway I believe the phone company reduced the bill to $2,500. Still that is expensive.
Because I do a lot of travelling I am aware of the cost of using my phone. I was caught once but not again.

Here are some tips to save you the stress.

1. International plans
Wireless carriers say customers can cut costs by subscribing to their international plans, which offer reduced rates for voice calls, text messaging and data streaming.
AT&T, for example, charges a “standard international roaming rate” of $1.39 a minute for wireless phone calls made or received in France. Subscribers to AT&T’s World Traveler program — who pay $5.99 a month for reduced rates in more than 150 countries — pay 99 cents a minute in France.
AT&T suggest that before you go travelling contact them and discuss where you will be traveling to and how often you expect to use the phone. The International plan that AT&T have is supposed to save you hundreds of dollars but I am sure if you are not careful you will have a shock when you get home at the bill you will recieve.
Good suggestion but not the best.

2. More control over roaming charges.
a. Truphone – Truphone’s Tru SIM international cards let you place a roaming SIM (subscriber identity module) card inside your GSM (global system for mobile communications) phone, a wireless technology standard used by AT&T and T-Mobile. With a basic Tru Essential plan, which costs $30 a month, you get 100 minutes to use in the USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia. Each additional minute costs 10 cents to 20 cents. Data costs are as low as 10 cents a megabyte, depending on the plan.

b. XCom Global – Offers unlimited data for $17.95 a day ($14.95 a day for members).The company offers a mobile hot spot device that can connect a smartphone, a laptop and up to three other devices to the Internet in 67 countries. With some smartphones, the hot-spot device and a Skype mobile app, cheap international calls can be made.

c. Tep Wireless – Rents both a pocket Wi-Fi hot spot and local smartphones. Tep Wireless charges $6.50 a day for five-day use of a smartphone in Britain. Unlimited data and 100 local texts are included. You can pay extra for voice calls — $12.50 for 250 minutes of international calls and 20 minutes of local calls.

3. PrePaid sim Card – This is what I do, it allows me to keep track of how much I am spending and most of all when I get home from traveling I don’t have and exorbitant phone bill waiting for me. I have my Iphone unlocked by my provider and that allows me to purchase and use a prepaid sim card in whatever country I am in. Just a word of advice though put your sim cards in a safe place. They are so small that they can easily be lost. I always wrap them up and put them in my passport or in part of my briefcase where it won’t slip out.



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You Have Got To Be Kidding!

As you know my pet peeve is people who text or use their phone while driving. I ride a Motor cycle and experience the danger that this causes. Not a good feeling when a driver moves over onto you in your lane, because they are either talking on the phone or texting.

So when I read this, I thought that it was a joke. But no, it wasn’t.


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