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Old 12-20-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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IIHS contends cell phone bans not effective for curbing accidents

It appears that there is overwhelming evidence that the majority of accidents are caused by "Drivers."

Perhaps "Driving" while in a car should be outlawed.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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It appears that there is overwhelming evidence that the majority of accidents are caused by "Drivers."
They needed to do a study to come to this conclusion?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They needed to do a study to come to this conclusion?
Some people blame phones for accidents, and need data that indicates that drivers may be responsible.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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OK so banning cell phones while driving shows no appreciable benefit to preventing accidents.

Although there are documented cases where a driver was texting right before getting into a horrific accident and killing someone.
These LAWS may not save everyone but if the save even one 16 yr old's life, I am all for them.
I mean really? So we all going to run out and start texting in our cars now?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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There is no question about that, texting while driving MUST be distracting, no?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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There is no question about that, texting while driving MUST be distracting, no?
Isn't anything that is not driving a distraction from driving?

I have never seen anyone defending texting while driving.

http://www.ghsa.org/html/publications/pdf/sfdist11.pdf
The photo of the driver with the waffle iron made me laugh....
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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All I can say is until you have been in a wreck or "on purpose" caused by someone who was texting and end up not only in the hospital but mssing your DNL's baby shower, paying for hotel, meals, gas and missing a week of work, etc. you dont know what you are talking about. To make matters worse, the twit was in the emergency room still texting and laughing about what she did. At least there was retribution.....her insurance company paid me real good. I still could slap her.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:27 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Stupid people will continue to talk and or text while driving no matter how many studies prove that many times it causes accidents.
You can't stop people from being stupid no matter how many times you try to get them to stop doing stupid stuff.
Cancer warnings have stopped some people from smoking including myself but the stupid still smoke.
Unfortunately nobody has come up with a cure for stupidity no how many laws they make.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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I fully intend to continue safely using my phone while driving, regardless of what law might be passed. Frankly, phone users are just the latest target of Witch Hunting Safety Nazis who believe they know better than all of us how we should live.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Stupid people will continue to talk and or text while driving no matter how many studies prove that many times it causes accidents.
You can't stop people from being stupid no matter how many times you try to get them to stop doing stupid stuff.
Cancer warnings have stopped some people from smoking including myself but the stupid still smoke.
Unfortunately nobody has come up with a cure for stupidity no how many laws they make.
To sum up, you can't fix stupid
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