Honest Yes or No. Did you EVER Text while driving?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by boss1, Oct 21, 2007.

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Did you EVER text while driving?

  1. Yes

    170 vote(s)
    68.5%
  2. No

    78 vote(s)
    31.5%
  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a

    boss1

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    #1
    Read before you vote and be honest.

    Vote yes if:
    1. Could have been on any phone...not just iPhone
    2. Even if it was only once...it counts vote yes.
    3. As long as you were behind the wheel, with motor running and not parked in some sort of lot , vote yes.
    4. Even if it was simple 1 letter response to a text , vote yes
    5. Typing an address in Google Maps counts, same thing with mail, notes, iCal etc
    6. Texting while at a traffic light, stop sign etc counts as yes.


    Vote no if:
    1. You hit the end call button
    2. You hit the answer call button
    3. You hit the mute button
    4. You hit any single phone function button such as the above
    4. You hit an iPod function (volume, stop, play etc)
    5. You never, ever, used the keyboard ever while driving, ever.


    Im sure I missed a few in the category of yes or no but you get the idea.

    EDIT: I'm seeing that this is a subject that tends to draw outraged responses on both sides of the spectrum. Please do no let the name calling or responses that may follow effect your Honest vote of YES or NO. Let the poll result speak for itself.

    Also, your vote of Yes or No is not a question of wether you think it's right or wrong.......simply, have you ever done it?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Believe it or not, I've never texted from a mobile phone. I think it's worthless.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    That says it better than any words I could think of.
     
  4. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is thread is still fresh but so far 50/50 on the results..... hmmmm ...
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    only a certified half-wit would text while driving.
     
  6. hobo macrumors regular

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    I did on my nokia 6682. I read a message someone sent me at a stoplight, and when I started moving I typed "yes" to them, looked down to make sure that was what it said, and then looked back up.

    Probably not much worse than changing the radio. Only took one hand and less than a second.
     
  7. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    I refuse to answer on the ground that it may incriminate me!

    Using a mobile while driving is an offence in the UK, don't know about the States.
     
  8. sananda macrumors 68020

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  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Oh no, you can definitely use the phone while driving in most states, if not all, I don't remember.
     
  10. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Calling is one thing. Texting is something completely different.

    I hate it when people complain about their rights being taken away from them when it comes to mobile phones in cars. What about the rights of the kid you run over ten seconds later?

    It's a simple rule: Don't use your mobile while behind the driving wheel. We didn't 15 years ago. So you don't need to today.
     
  11. Cloudane macrumors 68000

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    Wow, the results of this poll are worrying!

    No wonder there are so many accidents and such erratic driving out there...

    Irresponsible idiots!
     
  12. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    Can I play devil's advocate for a second? (that means I don't necessarily agree with the following, but I'm chucking it in for argument's sake)

    What is the difference between texting, dialing a number, changing the radio, smoking a cigarette, programming the GPS? They all involve hands off the wheel and distraction to driving.

    Where do we draw the line to say yes you can smoke but no you can't phone?
     
  13. sananda macrumors 68020

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    our new highway code is against smoking while driving.

    anyway, you can smoke without taking your eyes off the road.
     
  14. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    I rarely text and never used text messages at all until a younger girl I am seeing (who texts all the time) made it part of the way we communicate. :confused:
    Also I have a couple of very fast sports cars. I drive when I'm driving. If I didn't I'd be dead.
    And it seems when I get cut off it's most likely someone talking or texting on a cellphone in a big SUV. Bad drivers with bad habits!
     
  15. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    trying to remain objective about the texting, but since your comment is related to smoking..... Can one smoke a cigarette from start to finish while keep both hands on the wheel?
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Taking your eyes off the road is the difference.

    Virtually every time you see an erratic driver, there is a phone up to their ear or they are trying to dial it.
     
  17. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    What part of the world is that? I am genuinely interested (as an anti-smoker), as we've just had a smoking ban in Scotland and that will probably be next.
     
  18. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Look...anyone who texts while driving is an irresponsible *******, however there have been a few times where I did it because it wasn't convenient to pull over and there weren't many other cars near me.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

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    Who said you need both hands on the wheel? Which appendage do you change gear with?
     
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  21. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    good point. and there is no law to my knowledge that states that one must keep both hands on the wheel. Just something I recall seeing in various driving manuals.
     
  22. sananda macrumors 68020

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    what's that got to do with it?

    i said "our highway code" because we're in the same part of the world, roughly :D
     
  23. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

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    I have been driving for 2 and 1/2 years, and i text while driving...no accidents or tickets so far
     
  24. pknz macrumors 68020

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    90% of the time I won't do it until I am stopped at traffic lights.
     

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