On The Oprah Winfrey Show today – texting, cell phones and driving
The Oprah Winfrey show - Texting and driving

On The Oprah Winfrey Show today – texting, cell phones and driving

by Alicia on January 18, 2010 in Safety, Television

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It’s America’s new deadly obsession and millions of people do it every single day – texting, cell phones and driving. On Monday, January 18, The Oprah Winfrey Show presents an hour of television that could save your life.

The Oprah Winfrey show texting and driving

You’ll hear stories of people who have lost loved ones in crashes caused by distracted drivers and also see what happens when drivers who text are put to the test.

It’s an issue that Oprah is passionate about. “Most people think they can text and talk on the phone and they can handle it, and it’s the ‘other’ people who can’t really handle it….Everybody thinks they can handle it. But you can’t. You can’t.”

Be sure to tune in on Monday, January 18th, to find out just how dangerous distracted driving really is, and how you can join the movement to stop it.

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Wendy Merron January 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm

We all know that texting is dangerous when driving. But there is another negative aspect of texting.

1. I admit that I am powerless over my texting addiction. I now know it’s one of my biggest time wasters.

2. I understand that my phone company benefits from my texting way much more than me.

3. I choose to believe that a Power Greater Than Me (PGTM) can help me overcome this insidious time wasting addiction because I can’t seem to stop on my own.

4. I make a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of this PGTM as I understand it/him/her. I sure hope this works.

5. I agree to look within and take full responsibility for my texting addition. I know that no phone company is forcing me to spend time typing stupid sentences into a miniscule keyboard.

6. I admit to my PGTM, Friends and Everyone, that most of my texting serves no useful purpose, and has been the cause of of much wasted time.

7. I admit that I’d much rather text than do laundry.

8. Now that I have admitted my shortcoming and released this useless habit, I am now ready to stop texting. Right after I send a quick text to my boyfriend to let him know I love him.

9. I make a list of all the people and groups I have blamed for all the useless texting, and am willing to take responsibility for my piles of unfinished laundry.

10. I agree to call the phone company and delete this service. No matter how difficult or painful the withdrawal symptoms may be.

11. I agree to send emails and make phone calls to my friends rather than texting them, even if they complain.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as to how I have chosen to avoid texting over clean clothes, I carry this message to others and choose to embrace more personal and efficient ways to connect with my friends.


Janice Sipe January 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I am so disappointed, I missed the show – we have three children, one that will be driving very soon – any way that you know of to get a copy of the January 18 show. I have searched the Ophra web site – no luck. I am surprised that nothing is available purchase, only a transcript, somehow I don’t think this would be as effective as watching it on DVD. I would bet future parents of driving teens would be willing to purchase the dvd. Any input would be greatly appreciated.


Belinda Cerrillo January 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

What about a “No Phone Zone” bumper sticker? I would buy one now!


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