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View Poll Results: Would you like texting while driving to be banned in the future?
Yes 88 88.89%
No 11 11.11%
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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Originally Posted by TKramar View Post
Not JUST texting while driving...


Tale of Woe NY Truck Driver Crashes Into Pool While Texting Talking on 2 Cell Phones (http://www.taleofwoe.com/2009/07/30/ny-truck-driver-crashes-into-pool-while-on-2-cell-phones/ - broken link)
This is ridiculous.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Newark, California
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I think texting, talking on a cell phone, using a laptop, eating and loud and/or "bassy" music should all be banned while driving.
My question to you is: What would you consider to be 'loud' or 'bassy'? One persons definition of loud might be another persons 'Just right', while texting is texting no matter how you put it, volume of music is different.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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If you want to be technical about it in California you can still talk on your cell phone while driving but it has to be a hands free so you can still talk on your bluetooth.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I just came back home from USA (spend most of the time Atlanta) and was shocked how many people was texting while driving! That is so dangerous! In Europe, even talking on phone while driving is banned. Would you like texting while driving to be banned?
Ofcourse its dangerous... I know, I'm surprised by how many people talk ( well some use speakers like things instead of holding phone..) and text while driving also.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:17 AM
 
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Oh that video is awful

I'm in NY, as said.. it's banned/illegal here- as is using phones period. Not that it does good- I see people on their phones every time I'm on the road. UGH!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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its illegal in California for a while now.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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My question to you is: What would you consider to be 'loud' or 'bassy'? One persons definition of loud might be another persons 'Just right', while texting is texting no matter how you put it, volume of music is different.
Say over 125 decibels or so...the limit can be set by scientific standards....where most people agree with this....how the heck can you drive with the music so loud that you never heard when you hit that poor old lady, who was crossing the street.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Cell Phone talk is banned in most of the U.S., except few states, such as Florida.
Texing is also banned in most of the U.S.
I say ban texting. There are other options for using a cell phone handsfree and I don't think there would be support for a total ban on them. A day doesn't go by that I don't have to make defensive moves to avoid a crash BC of someone texting or talking on their cell phone.

I was passed on the interstate by a sheriff's deputy who was using his laptop while going 70 mph down the road. It was attached to the passenger side dashboard area and I saw that the monitor was on as he passed me. He, too, was crossing the lines on the road while he drove. (No emergency lights on, just driving somewhere.)
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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Won't try it. Too dangerous.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Really? I didn't know that. It's hard to tell if someone is texting though...


In the immortal words of John McEnroe: "YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!!!!"

You really can't tell when someone is texting!? Let me clue you in:
1) They keep looking down at their lap, then up again.
2) The car is drifting from side to side, sometimes just a little (because the frequency of them looking down/looking up) or they're weaving all over the road.
3) As w/ hand held cell phones, they can rarely hold their phone, drive and signal lane changes.

I've told my teenage daughters that texting while driving is in some ways worse than drunk driving because while a drunk driver has impaired reaction a texting driver has NO reaction because they simply are not watching the road.

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