I'm all for this.
Except I do know one person who drove better while texting then while not. He texted with both hands and drove fine, but when he was normal he would scrape the side of the road. Weird.
I'm all for it too. Studies have shown that people texting while driving actually drove worse than people where under the influence of alcohol.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
You guys are killing me, anyone gets distracted with everything inside the cars. BAN IPODS, BAN GPS, BAN CD CHANGES, in the process. OH WAIT WE CAN'T.
I laughed at all the retarted laws that are written by a senior citizen!
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Haha, people under the influence of texting!
Why would you text and drive, it's just a bad bad idea. Not good for insurance companies either, who now have a higher rate of accidents due to texting.
I have almost crashed like 8 times just switching songs on my zune, texting while driving would probably kill me. You really shouldn't be doing anything but driving, but it saves time to shave and/or eat while driving. And who is going to leave their mp3 player alone when I Touch Myself by the Divinyls comes on?
The first time I saw someone using a cellphone in a car was when they plowed through a red light, almost killing me and my infant son. That's generally how these laws get started: by someone who realizes "there ought to be a law" against some form of reckless endangerment.
You don't think the fear of a $200+ fine won't make a lot of people reconsider using a distracting device while driving? It might not, until they get the first ticket or two. And guess what - this law makes it possible for them to ticket you after the accident; It's all in your cell companies records.
In a perfect society, we wouldn't even need a law - people would just do the right thing. But, some people will continue to ignore the possible consequences and do any stupid thing until there's a law against it. This is why we need laws like this and laws telling them to buckle up (and it's working, according to statistics).
This law will lower the number of auto accidents. It will therefore potentially lower the cost of your auto insurance. So, unless you want yourself and your loved one's at higher risk while in a vehicle, what's not to like?
"This law will lower the number of auto accidents. It will therefore potentially lower the cost of your auto insurance. So, unless you want yourself and your loved one's at higher risk while in a vehicle, what's not to like?"
I learned this a long time, you lowered the risk by not driving. you can't control other people.
Perfect example i'm riding my bicycle with my wife and infant. We have the right to go. i see a girl who is driving a jeep facing down. i tell my stop. until she sees you. guess what? a couple that was behind us couldn't wait and decided to cross the street. short story the stupid girl took her foot of the brake and puff hit them. oh wait was she texting? No! was she playing with her ipod ? yes is all about distracting bro! you have to look after idiots like that girl that can't freaking pay attention. that is what i'm saying you want to be safe don't drive. or move to NYC and live out of public transportation!
Distracted driving is a problem,.....kid007 is right. Anything that distracts you from paying attention to the road in front of you and your moving weapon, er, car is a bad idea.
But texting while driving seems to be all the rage these days and is epidemic in it's proportions. I see people doing it while driving all of the time. so, yeah, it should be made illegal.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
The next thing to do is to use the GPS inside every phone to disable texting while it is moving at a speed that obviously man cannot walk. This would fix the problem right then and there. The only down side is if you happen to have your cell phone and get kidnapped and thrown in the trunk you couldnt text for help. Maybe some way of disabling it kinda like gmail has with the mail goggles where you have to answer a few arithmetic questions in a set period of time before it lets you get to texting at all.
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Looks like many people are getting on the anti-text bandwagon.
I mean take a look at this over-the-top ad:
That ad is ridiculous. Not for the faint of heart.
That ad is ridiculous. Not for the faint of heart.
Yeah that and the new drunk driving ads here in VA are stomach turning.
Personally I believe cellphones should be banned from use in cars altogether. Most people can't walk and chew gum at the same time let alone use a cellphone and drive.
-drivesafely- this is really border line spamming. Yes your posts are relevant but the only thing you post in the forums is on cell phone use while driving and pushing a link to a product. Keep it up and I will delete all the posts in which you refer to the product.
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