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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MacNut, Jan 11, 2009.
Why stop at cell phones, ban everything in the car. So stupid.
about time. cell phones while driving should have been banned from the start
seriously, is it too much to simply pull over and take a call? i know thats the policy for some companies or you risk losing your job
Awesome, hand-held and hands-free. While I agree with hand-held bans, there is no need to make them mandatory. We have a ban on hand-held here, yet everyday I get cutoff by at least 4 drivers yapping on their phones.
If they ban this, they need to ban: smoking, eating, drinking (any beverage) and talking while driving.
The problem is cell phones are not the only distractions, how about eating or smoking?
Shut down all drive thru's.
so why is it bad to ban one of the distractions again?
i believe cell phones are a worse distraction than say smoking as yout mind focuses on talking and conversing with the other person
heres an interesting study (about how much of a distraction cell phones are)
Exactly! I believe in the hands free bit but banning cell phone all over? Is it hard to pull over and take a call? YES, in some places it is too risky to pull over and then merge back into traffic. IE: The 405 freeway.
Ban smoking, eating, drinking, talking, reading, putting on makeup, talking to a passenger, playing with a radio, rolling down a window, etc. etc.
Ok, so if you have bluetooth built into your car, how will they know?
If you ban one ban them all.
Damn, I missed some.
We need to keep a running tally of everything they need to ban, then submit it to this group - tell them if they are going to ban cell phones, they had better ban all of this crap.
If you really need to talk so bad get a damn bluetooth headset.
The number of deaths cause by stupid people texting/using their phone is just plain stupid. Remember that SUV full of teenage girls that got killed?
They want to ban those too.
so lets not ban a major distraction because smoking and driving wont necessarily be banned
give me a break
as a motorcycle rider, cell phones while driving should be banned period. ive been cut off too many times by drivers not paying attention since they are on their effing phones
I think smoking and eating are worse than talking.
And I suppose we could discuss splitting lanes then too. It is not illegal to split lanes in some states still (IE: California).
MacNut, why are u even outraged, its been illegal here for years.....
Damn straight, have you ever seen how someone reacts when they drop their smoke?
Not hands free. This is a blanket ban on everything.
That's the key, they want to ban the cell phone from vehicles, essentially.
Could you point that out in the article? I skimmed the two pages looking for hands free being part of the ban but all I found was them saying its almost just as bad.
umm what? how does that even relate to this thread about banning cell phones?
why dont we argue about speeding as in some other countries there are no speed limits...yea not relevant at all to topic at hand
This would be a step in the right direction as well !
oh and hands free are just as dangerous while driving
explain why a call is sooo important that it cant wait till you stop or pull off to the side of a road? because its an inconvienence? boohoo
sorry, any law that makes the road safeer for me is A-OK by me. why should i get hit due to some idiot on a cell phone when there could be laws that discourage that behavior?
But is smoking or eating not dangerous?
Thanks, it must be me in a dark room or my headache that made me miss that
I personally dislike how reliant we've become on cell phones, with calling about the stupidest little things to texting nonstop. I realize some people actually rely on them, but while driving, no, ive been in too many cars with my friends and it just scares me how bad some people drive with a phone in hand.
But then again, thats from the perspective of a 17 year old whos never owned a cell phone.