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View Poll Results: Should Massachusetts ban the use of handheld devices while driving?
Yes 12 80.00%
No 3 20.00%
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Location: New York City/San Diego, CA
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I was driving yesterday to Mass and I could not believe the amount of people talking on their handheld devices while driving and the absolute idiocy that ensued.

I primarily live in two states that have bans on the use of handheld cell phones while driving and I personally think it is a good thing. It encourages people to either not talk on the phone while driving or use a headset. This seems like common sense to me and was wondering what people thought.

Should Massachusetts join New York, Connecticut, California and a slew of other states in banning the use of handheld cell phones while driving?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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It absolutely should be banned. Most cell phones have speakers if headsets are not comfortable.

There's no way that your reaction time is as quick as it would be if you weren't holding a phone to your ear. That said, I think that even with a hands-free phone, you're a bit too distracted by the conversation... but that's a whole other can of worms.

The other day, I saw some fool in the car next to me texting. His eyes were glued to the screen instead of the road. I was fit to be tied. But again, that's a whole other can of worms too.

So, yes, at the very least, HOLDING a handheld device while driving should be banned. Absolutely.
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