This is the video camera mount on my Jeep dash. My iPhone is mounted to this and the recorder is on from the moment I leave my driveway to my next destination -STOP. Everything is captured via video while I'm driving on the road. This includes anyone texting and driving.
I happened to catch a female driver today texting and driving from Greenwich Ave all the way to KON Asian Bistro in EG. She caught my attention because she was all over the road. When she finally pulled into the parking lot and parked, I let her know she was captured on video texting and driving the entire time and how she put herself and everyone else in extreme danger which also included almost side swiping parked cars .
When she listened to what I had witnessed, she did apologize and admitted it was wrong and that she would "throw her phone in the back seat from now on" while she's driving.
Texting and driving is extremely dangerous!!! The law is not being enforced because in my opinion, it's just impossible to do so, unless an officer just so happens to catch someone today like I did.
The reason why I always have my phone recording on my camera mount is because I know just how bad it is to drive around Warwick and/or anywhere in RI and I have it going to protect myself if need be, or to help someone else (evidence), or just because...you never know what you will catch!
Put your phones down and keep them down while you are driving...
IT CAN WAIT!!
Let people wonder where you are!! It's OK!! Then you can tell them "I couldn't get back to you right away because I was driving" and pass the --being responsible-- message along!
IT CAN WAIT!!!