Texting Trucker Lands in Swimming Pool

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July 31 2009 12:26 PM

Texting Trucker Lands in Swimming Pool

Horrible coda to our conversation about texting while driving: this story about a trucker who was texting on one cell phone while talking on another, hit a car, and drove into a swimming pool. OK, so Ann and Emily are right as always , and the whole thing is totally inexusable, and yet people keep doing it, and as I confessed the other day, parents are probably doing it when their children aren't there to catch them . Which makes me think that texting while driving is the new smoking - a dangerous habit that goes underground but doesn't go away. And that leaves in its wake images of catastrophe.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

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