Definition - What does Intexticated mean?
Intexticated is a term coined to refer to an individual who is distracted by texting or composing an email on a handheld device while walking or driving, and is therefore unaware of the surroundings. As result, this person may move and/or react as if intoxicated, which is why the term combines the words "texting" and "intoxicated."
Techopedia explains Intexticated
Intextication can be especially dangerous while driving; in 2011, nearly a quarter of all collisions in the United States involved cellphones. As a result, several states have laws limiting or prohibiting the use of mobile devices while driving. As of 2012, 39 states have banned texting while driving, while 10 states prevent drivers from using handheld cellphones on the road. Although many drivers don't think texting or talking while driving is a problem, statistics indicate that these behaviors significantly increase the likelihood of an accident.
"Techopedia" on Twitter
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!
Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.