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majortoo 11-29-2010 02:59 PM

Cell Phones in Cars?
 
Hi All,
Almost got hit (again) today by yet another driver who was paying more attention to the cell phone than the fact that he (she?) was pounding down the road with two tons of steel at thirty miles an hour....
Please get our government moving on a law to prohibit use of cell phones while driving. Let's write letters....This has got to stop. We are losing too many good people in accidents...
Thanks

VaporLung 11-30-2010 10:06 AM

There is already a proposed bill in the General Assembly that makes it illegal to operate a vehicle and cell phone unless it is with a handsfree device. Sadly, I believe this has been proposed before to our legislators but was shot down (or not acted upon) in the past.

Maybe this year will be the year to see it cross the Governors desk. (That and a few others Im following closely):2thumbup:

VaporLung 11-30-2010 08:18 PM

Whoah whoah whoah, I think you went a little far with the 'smashing the phone' part there buddy! :p

I agree. Distracted drivers can be just as bad as impaired ones.

majortoo 12-07-2010 01:38 PM

cell phones and cars
 
Woe yourself! Who said anything about smashing phones? Confiscation might not be a bad idea, though?

Motorcharge 12-07-2010 05:12 PM

Talking I'm fine with, it's the idiots that text while driving that I hate. Can't tell you how many times I've had people drift at me because they were staring at a keyboard instead of the road. Really pisses me off when they give me a ****ty look because I hit my horn so they wouldn't hit me.

Otahyoni 12-07-2010 05:23 PM

I don't text while driving and use a handsfree set for talking.

I'd support a law banning texting and driving...

PSUinDC 12-14-2010 02:07 PM

I heard that there was a law floating around the Senate that talked about mandating car manufacturers to have some sort of cell phone scrambler installed in every car. That'd shut everybody up.

grr79 12-16-2010 10:21 AM

hands-free is okay.

redhat6161 12-17-2010 04:34 PM

I agree and believe that there should be a law requiring a hands free device while driving. In my opinion it's the device itself that is distractive, not the conversation.

theryans33 12-18-2010 07:01 AM

i heard somewhere that the human brain can only focus on one thing at any given time. and by that i mean a fraction of a second to the road, then to the music, then to the texting, then to conversation with others in the car etc. i think the less distractions the better.


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