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    Woman updates facebook post to "Happy", crashes and dies seconds later....

    Woman, 32, dies in head on crash seconds after Facebook post from behind wheel about how she loved Pharrell hit Happy

    Sorry, but you were an idiot.

    A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrell song.
    Courtney Sanford, of High Point, crossed the center median of a busy road Thursday morning just after making the post, hit a recycling truck and died, police said. Further inspection of her phone revealed pictures posted online only minutes earlier.
    The last words Sanford shared with her friends? ‘The happy song makes me HAPPY.’
    Authorities said the post, visible only to her friends, was made at 8.33 a.m., the first 911 call received about the crash was one minute later.
    ‘In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy,’ a police spokesperson told WGHB.
    Footage from the scene showed Sanford’s car had careened off the road into a ditch near some trees. The recycling truck was only feet away, also in the grass.
    Sanford’s car caught on fire after running off the road. The truck hit a tree.


    Read more: 'The happy song makes me HAPPY': 32-year-old woman dead after Facebook post while driving leads to crash | Mail Online
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    Hope nobody in the truck was hurt.

    Just read the link - truck driver ok!

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    Now if we can just get Pharrell to tweet how sad he is about it, while he's doing about 90mph down the freeway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Hope nobody in the truck was hurt.

    Just read the link - truck driver ok!
    Not that I'm a heartless or crass fellow, but I've come to have no sympathy for those who seem intent to be so obsessed [and conditioned] to be distracted by electronic gadgetry while driving.....

    Som nam na...
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    ^ does that include the radio and the air con? indicators and wipers? where do you draw the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    ^ does that include the radio and the air con? indicators and wipers? where do you draw the line?
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.

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    I'm forever seeing women driving whilst fukcing around with their phones , glad no one else was hurt .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.
    Right, so you dismiss a smart phone as unecessary electronic gadgetry, is changing CD or the radio ok?

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    One more dickhead gone no great loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.
    Right, so you dismiss a smart phone as unecessary electronic gadgetry, is changing CD or the radio ok?

    I usually get my partner to change a CD. Those who are obsessed with fiddling with their phones whilst driving play a very dangerous game.

    A hands-off facility is available for those who can't live without attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    A hands-off facility is available for those who can't live without attention
    Does facebook have voice command for like?

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    Next time do not use your mobile when driving, batch !

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    At least ehe didnt take a carload of her mates with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickmansucks View Post
    Next time do not use your mobile when driving, batch !

    Ain't gonna be no next time..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    A hands-off facility is available for those who can't live without attention
    Does facebook have voice command for like?

    I'm not sure as don't have a Facebook page myself and even if I did I wouldn't be tapping out messages on a phone whilst driving. It's probably similar to reading a newspaper and to be fair you don't see many people doing that whilst at the wheel.

    A lady driver whilst on her bloody phone almost reversed into me last year in the UK whilst I was walking past. I walked to the drivers side window and stared at her in amazement. She got the temporary message and apologised.

    I suppose a more permanent lesson would have been learnt if I had thrown myself under the back of her car and claimed compo.

    How on earth do these people survive on air travel or even when asleep one might ask. What possess's someone to text a message whilst driving (sometimes with their own children on board) Completely nuts.

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    At least she died happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrell song.
    Fookin' idiot.

    Get a life. Or, She should have gotten a life. Airheads like this kill people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick
    A hands-off facility is available for those who can't live without attention
    Located just off patpong 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.
    Right, so you dismiss a smart phone as unecessary electronic gadgetry, is changing CD or the radio ok?
    Exactly. The phones are the reason traffic accidents are on the rise again, during the age of radio and CD, they fell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.
    Right, so you dismiss a smart phone as unecessary electronic gadgetry, is changing CD or the radio ok?
    Exactly. The phones are the reason traffic accidents are on the rise again, during the age of radio and CD, they fell.
    Different type of distraction and stimulation.
    Many don't accept such theories.

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    It's America. The relatives will probably now sue the mobile phone company.

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    Iv'e seen birds driving applying makeup using their rear view mirror way too many times.

    Usually they are the tailgaters in a hurrry to get to work.

    You play with fire you gonna get burnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooter
    Iv'e seen birds driving applying makeup using their rear view mirror way too many times.
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    It's not just the birds though. On leaving Heathrow once I saw an old dude, supping what I guess was Whisky, on the rocks (could see the ice), from a crystal glass in his left hand. In his right, he had a rather large cigar between two fingers resting on the steering wheel, over which was draped an open copy of the FT.

    It was 10am in the morning. His car was a Jag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    This will always brought up....what "distractions" are more relevant in comparison.
    Right, so you dismiss a smart phone as unecessary electronic gadgetry, is changing CD or the radio ok?
    Exactly. The phones are the reason traffic accidents are on the rise again, during the age of radio and CD, they fell.
    Different type of distraction and stimulation.
    Many don't accept such theories.
    There are countless studies proving that texting and driving is more dangerous than drunken driving, therefore the penalties should be harsher. Before your kids get run over by an idiot writing an essay on facebook. You know this talking point about the kids, don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    ^ does that include the radio and the air con? indicators and wipers? where do you draw the line?
    Anything that distracts from performing the task at hand, i.e. driving. People have been killed because they took their eyes off the road to change a CD or tune the radio.

    I was involved in several "hands-free" mobile trials and just talking on the phone can be very distracting. Ok in traffic jams and slow moving traffic but that's about it. Numbskulls that drive whilst calling on the mobile are quite rightly pulled over and booked.

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