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Old 07-23-2007, 01:53 AM   #1
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Seriously?

It goes without saying that talking whilst driving (let alone texting) isn't exactly the safest practice, and unfortunately for a British teenager, she could have four solid years to think about it. Rachel Begg, who was found to have used her cellphone nine different times in the 15 minutes prior to crashing into a grandmother's vehicle and subsequently killing her, was recently found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison. To make matters worse, Begg was driving nearly 70 miles-per-hour on a dark, rainy night, and the judge reportedly emphasized how costly her lack of reason was. Better leave the texting 'til after the ride's over, eh?

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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I heard that the cause of the crash was actually the track Pioneer to the Falls. Police speculate that the accident may have been avoided if the girl had the sense to skip over this track.

Seriously though, it's amazing what you can see on the road - the things that some people will risk in order to save a few seconds (if that) is amazing.
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