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Distracted Driving

Jun 9, 2014 | Canadian, Life&Food, Science&Tech

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Have you ever driven while using your phone?

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Alex Bodnar: Goshanother way to say “god” that is acceptable for polite conversation. It is not always considered acceptable to mention religion in an interjection (0:00) it’s really difficult to watch a video like that, isn’t itAt speed, 'isn't it' is pronounced, 'IZINIT'. The middle 'T' sound is dropped.(0:03)?

José Cruz: I I I, I don’t often become lost for words, but that, the way that that video just saw those two cars crashing was scarier than just about any sort of way that Hollywood can make it in its fake way of trying to make crashes more exciting. It was super real.

Alex: Yes, Yes it was very real. Yes, it was scarier than watching a movie that’s for sure.

José: Um do you, uh admit it, do you touch (uh-huh) your phone while you drive?

Alex: Yes. I do, I do.

José: I’ll- I’ll admit it. I do too.

Alex: Yeah.

José: And um. I I- I swear, I I, you see something like that and itpronounced, “EHNIT“. (0:49) makes you go, “holy cowa milder way to say “holy shit” in polite conversation. (0:50)!” And it- you, you kind of promise to yourself you’ll never do that again after seeing something like that.

Alex: Yeah yeah. I think I think we all make uh excuses, you know, ”it won’t happen to me”, or, “there’s nothing going on around me”. You know uh. Uh the video that we saw there, Uh that’s, I’m familiar with those kinds ofpronounced, “KAINZA“. (1:12) roads in Canada. You know, because“because” Alex says this word very quietly. (1:15) you can drive for a long time on an open flat road and see nothing.

José: Right. Right. (you know) Right. Uh that, there’s a road like that from, I think it’s from Toronto to Peterborough. Beautiful (uh-huh) road. (Mm-hmm) I forget the number, or the name of the road. Beautiful road, but, beautiful winding curvy road, (mm-hmm) like out of a movie, and lights, I’m sorry*, or no lights, for hours and hours. Anyway, uh just back to the distracted driving.

Alex: Yeah.

José: Um, what you mentioned before about how people think that it will never happen to them, there’s almost like um, a psychological name for that. It’s called the, um the “better-than-average” syndrome.

Alex: “Better-than-average” syndrome?

José: I don’t knowAt speed, 'don't know' is pronounced, 'DOHNO', or 'DUNNO'. (1:57) if that’s the exact name, but that’s the effect. (Uh-huh) Basically most people have this idea (yeah) that they are better than the average person (ah right) when it comes everything.

Alex: The other person’s an idiot, right?

José: Right, right. That’s why you get the idea that it’ll never happen to me because I’m such a careful driver.

Alex: Ah right.

José: “Oh and you know, It’s- I only do it when there’s nobody around me.” And that’s exactly what’s going through my head right now. (Mm-hmm) AndI, and I do touch my phone. But at the same time I try to guard against that and, (yeah) the way I have my phone right now is that… in Japan, the legal lawJosé didn't need to say both 'legal and 'law'. Just 'law' would have been enough. (2:32) says you are not allowed to physically touch the phone while your- while the car is moving.

Alex: Mm-hmm.

José: Even if you’re driving but the car is parked, you can touch your phone.

Alex: Huh? If the car is parked you can, or can’t Alex got confused at what José was saying because of the way José pronounced it. (2:46)?

José: You can touch the phone. You are, you are allowed to touch the phone. If the car is parked, if the car is stopped, as long as the car’s not moving.

Alex: Well I, I I don’t, I don’t touch my phone when the car is moving. If I come up to a red light, then uh, I may change a setting, right, because uh, I play music off my iPod.

José: Ah, me too, me too.

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DISCUSSION

What do you do most on your phone (eg. testing, talking, games, e-books)?

Have you ever seen one of your friends try to do something on their phone while driving? How did that make you feel?

Alex and Jose had just finished watching a youtube video (link below) just before this conversation began.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KILUlAGgZcg

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46 Comments

  1. Seren Hei

    This accident is very dangerous.
    However,many people touch their phone when the car is moving.

    I have not driver’s licence,but if I have it,I don’t touch my phone while I drive my car.

    Reply
  2. Saki Miyata

    I think distracted driver is so stupid.I hate drink driving.The stupid recognition will kill many people. So everyone have to careful about driving.

    Reply
  3. Misumi Raimu

    I don’t have driver’s licence. I carefull that I don’t touch my phone.

    Reply
  4. Fukunaga Wakana

    I think it is bad to use phone while I drive a car.
    If I get a driver lisence,I want to be a safe driver.

    Reply
  5. murakami nozomi

    Quizlet is useful and fun to study. I want to improve my English skills.

    Reply
  6. Furuya Shiori

    I think this video is very dangerous .
    I want to be careful while driving.

    Reply
  7. Mizomasa Haruki

    I often see people touching their phones when they are driving.It is very dangerous.So I think car companies should make shuting out a radio wave system.

    Reply
  8. Kaede Fukuba

    I see a real crash sean for the first time in forever.
    It is so scare.
    I often walk using my phone.
    I must stop using my phone doing something.

    Reply
  9. Fujishima Nao

    I have not drive,but I do not touch my phone when I am driving.

    Reply
  10. Hirose Tatutosi

    I’m taking a driver’s license now.I watched the video in this class ,so I think that I will drive carefully.

    Reply
  11. Yasutake reika

    I don’t like distracted driving.Because it hurt each other.
    And the thing that I don’t allow is drunk driving and using the phone driving.

    Reply
  12. Murakami Kana

    I think, it is danger to use the phone while we driving.
    I will not use my phone while I driving.

    Reply
  13. FUKUZAKI NAMI

    I will go driving shcool tomorrow,so I am shoked this video.

    Reply
  14. Fujiki Hiroka

    I had a traffic accident 4years ago,so I
    don’t allow such a thing.

    Reply
  15. Miyazaki kiwa

    I think that drivers should not touch the phone,and drivers put in the bag.

    Reply
  16. MotonagaIzumi

    Idon’t have a drive license.when I get it,I will be carefully and not use myphone because so dangerous.

    Reply
  17. Matuda kanako

    I think using phone is very dengue
    So I don’t use phone
    I think there is not car accident

    Reply
  18. Megumi Murata

    I feel scary when I watch this video.I don’t have a driver’s license.When I will have it,I want drive a car without carefulness.

    Reply
  19. Fujishima Mizuki

    I think using phone is dangerous act when people drive.
    If I drive, I should be careful not to use my cellphone.

    Reply
  20. Keiichiro miura

    I want to get the driver license. If I get it, I don’t use the phone.

    Reply
  21. Fukukura Maki

    I don’t have driver’s license,but I think dangerous driving such as touching phone while you are driving is bad.

    Reply
  22. Furusato Miki

    This video is about driving car, but I think same accident can occar when use bicycle.

    Reply
  23. MarinYoshimura

    I think using cellphone is very dangerous during driving car.I prevent me from using the cellphone while driving

    Reply
  24. Yoshida Arisa

    I will get a driver’s license during the summer vacation. I will not touch a cell phone while driving and drive carefully.

    Reply
  25. Liweiran

    l think the distracted driving is very terrible. Because that maybe kill you.I was often seen my friends try to do Sth on their phone while driving,and I feeled that was so dangerous.

    Reply
  26. Yamasaki Reona

    It’s really bad to drive using my phone.
    I will get the drivers license during this summer vacation.
    So I want to pay attention to drive.

    Reply
  27. Akane Yano

    I was so surprised to see the video. So I think using phone while driving is very dangerous again.

    Reply
  28. Yamauchi Riko

    I think we must’n use phone while driving, because we are distracted by use phone. We should establish a constitution on driving.

    Reply
  29. Yamaguchi Rui

    There are a lot of traffic accident in Japan now.We have to care when we drive everyday.

    Reply
  30. Li Huiyan

    I do not have driving license,and I can not drive cars.I don not have such experience,but I touched my phone when I riding bike last year.That is dangerous,so I do not do that since my friend’s traffic accident.

    Reply
  31. Madoka Watanabe

    I can’t drive yet but riding my bicycle is the same thing.
    So I think that we shouldn’t touch the phone while we are riding our bicycle,too.

    Reply
  32. Wakisaka Ayaka

    The accident is so dangerous!
    I don’t have a driving license.
    I think that we shouldn’t drive while calling with our phones.

    Reply
  33. Watanabe Taiju

    Ithink drivers shouldn’t use their phones.
    Two days ago, the day was rain. When I was walking, I hitted by bike. A driver used phone.
    I sweared I will never use my phone when I drive my bike.

    Reply
  34. Yamashita China

    I think it is dangerous to use phone while driving.
    I don’t have a driver’s license,but I’ll be careful when I drive my car.

    Reply
  35. Iwatani Makiko

    I got a driver’s license ,I was younger.But I got driver’s license suspension two times.So I’m safety driver now.

    Reply
  36. Wakino Chiyo

    Distracted driving is very dangerous.It don’t pay attention to another people.It is the pr oblem about not only driver but also people around him.

    Reply
  37. Honoka Yamashita

    I thought it is dangerous when I saw this video,but I sometimes use my phone while walking.I think that I shouldn’t use my phone when I moving because everyone may be involved an accident.

    Reply
  38. Watanabe Aki

    I don’t have driver’s license, but I will get it in the future. That time, I have to be careful.

    Reply
  39. Natsumi Mori

    I very surprized when I saw that video.I don’t have driver’s license now, but I must very careful when I drive someday.

    Reply
  40. Watanabe Madoka

    The cellphones are very useful tools for people. I use my iphone everyday, however, I think using them causes bad effects. I think we should reconsider the use of our own cellphones.

    Reply
  41. Kana Taniguchi

    I think distracted driving is very dangerous. I have a driver’s license so I know this.

    In addition, I think Better-then-average syndrome is very dangerous in not only driving but any time.

    You should concentrate on your driving.

    Reply
  42. Ebisu Ayaka

    I think that we must not use phone when we are driving a car or we do something. If someone called me when I driving a car, I should park the car. We must take responsibility for driving a car. Driving a car is concerned with life. We should know this and never forget this. I have a driver’s license so, I keep careful drive a car and must not use phone. A phone is very useful item but anytime become to dangerous item. We should use it correctly

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  43. Watanabe Aki

    In Japan, using the phone while driving is prohibited by law, but I often see that scene. I think the scene increase a little at a time. I expect that the reason is that most people couldn’t get along without the phone. However, we must realize the risk of using the phone while driving.

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  44. Akina Nakayama

    I think that it will happen to me because I have a drivers license and I often drivie a car in my hometown. So,I must be careful around my car when I drive.In Japan, it is not allowed to touch the phone when we drive, but I sometimes watch the person who touch their phone.I hope to decrees the number of such a person.

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  45. Yamada Shino

    Actually,I have never seen the driver who touch a cellphone while driving a car. Also, drivers around me don’t do that. But, l often hear the news that such people happen the traffic trouble. So, I think there are many such people and victims. I think all people who have driver license should be more careful not to touch a cellphone while driving. In addition, I think all driver need have consciousness that there are many people at the road all the time.

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  46. Ayala Matsutani

    I don’t have a driving licence,so l have never driven. This movie makes me scary to drive a car. My father often uses his phone while driving. I didn’t mind then. If he do same action next time,l will excite attention for him.

    Reply

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