Amazing Race, The Diabetic Doctor Won

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2010-12-15 10:35:12 -0600
Started 2010-12-12 21:44:58 -0600

I am proud of them, but I saw the opening of the show. The diabetic doctor was using her lancet device and pricking her finger while she was driving. Driving rather fast! I could not believe that! The camera focused on something else then, but I assume she finished testing while still driving. Was that necessary? Is it any better than texting while driving, or using a cell phone? She could have tested while her partner was driving.They should NOT have shown that segment on TV.

What were they thinking? I can see someone who thinks that if a doctor can do it, then it is an OK thing to do. I hope no member here will ever test while driving.

14 replies

GabbyPA 2010-12-14 18:57:58 -0600 Report

That has never crossed my mind. I would pull over and test before trying to test while driving. If I am testing because I am afraid of where I am while I'm driving, I shouldn't be driving!

kdroberts 2010-12-13 22:12:40 -0600 Report

I'll admit that I have tested when driving. I don't know how it compares to texting and the like but when I do it I'm either at a light or stopped in traffic.

Richard157 2010-12-13 22:18:27 -0600 Report

KD I also test at stop lights and in non moving lines of traffic. Even when moving ever so slightly, it is dangerous.

Richard157 2010-12-13 21:47:10 -0600 Report

I want to point out that there is a group of young members on another site who "ganged up on me" and said they do this all the time, and they think it is safe. They were not rude, but they could not understand why I think it is dangerous.

Pynetree 2010-12-15 10:29:23 -0600 Report

Yikes…I am bothered that people think it's OK to do anything that takes your attention away from driving . Driving a huge metal thing, at any speed should be where your WHOLE attention should be…not applying make-up, combing hair, texting, or doing finger sticks! Guess Drivers Ed wasn't firm enough to stick that thought!

jayabee52 2010-12-13 21:59:38 -0600 Report

There was an incident a few months ago out here (around the SF bay area) where a driver was texting. lost control, hit another car head on and killed the other driver and crippled the passenger for life. The texting driver now has to deal with the knowledge that her actions killed someone and maimed someone else. That's a pretty heavy burden. I wish I could find the news account to send to you so you could send to those who think it safe. It is simple common sense not to text or take your eyes off the road.

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squog master 2010-12-13 20:33:59 -0600 Report

They definately should not have shown that segment. There are too many impressionable teenagers w/diabetes out there.

jayabee52 2010-12-12 23:06:20 -0600 Report

That does seem rather dangerous! Don't know about texting while driving 'cause I don't text, but I have occasionally tried to read something which is just as bad. I have tried to read the turn by turn directions I have printed out from mapquest. I usually try to find a place to pull over and stop before I read them but sometime am in a place where I can't pull over & stop safely.

Yes it seemed like the producers of the show were not thinking clearly when they allowed that to be shown. Here in CA it is against the law to text while driving.

CaliKo 2010-12-14 16:01:37 -0600 Report

Excellent. I wish it was illegal to text while driving in my state. Some of them weave around like drunks! Having said that, I also have to admit that I've tested maybe 3 times while driving, but also at red stop lights.

jayabee52 2010-12-14 16:36:10 -0600 Report

-It's also illegal here to talk on the cell phone unless you have it where you can talk hands free. That law is often broken here. What I find is dangerous is dialing a number even if it's in my contact list. I have to pul over and dial. I was living in NV and once I was so engrossed in the conversation I blew through a stoplight without even slowing down. Fortunately there was no cross traffic or police there. Now when I get a call and I'm driving I just let it go to voicemail. Much safer that way.

CaliKo 2010-12-14 17:28:44 -0600 Report

Talking on cell phones is only illegal here while driving in active school zones. I guess we only like our kids. And only when they are going to school…

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