After years of working in Silicon Valley, a long daily commute has become commonplace to me, and for the most part, I barely notice my fellow commuters and their in-car antics anymore. In the past, though, I’ve seen people putting on makeup, eating breakfast, even one guy shaving his face. However, when I saw that the March 30th installment of the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker was about a new survey showing that adults are now admitting to texting and driving more than teenagers, I found the news frightening. There are big fines in CA for texting and driving, and I see people getting pulled over – as many of the comments said in the WSJ report, powered by NetBase, a text just isn’t worth it. 87% of Facebook and Twitter users are outraged that adults are being so irresponsible, 8% thought it wasn’t a big deal and 5% made jokes. Check out some of the jokes below:

How do people text and drive.  I can barely breathe and drive.   #honestly

It is equally genius, to shower fully clothed, as it is to text and drive.

Some guy did the dikembe mutumbo finger shake to me for texting while driving.

So, what do you think? Outrageous or no big deal? Let me know in the comments!

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