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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 6/26/2001 3:44:03 PM EDT
I can't stand these liberals. This is the cell phone debate. It is 7:45 p.m. eastern
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:52:11 PM EDT
I can understand them not wanting people to use handheld phones in the car. takes time to look and dial the phone. Now as long as you can use voice recognition to dial and hands free to talk it should not be any different than talking to a passenger. But then agian some people have problems JUST driving. Chris
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:59:01 PM EDT
Is it a problem dialing, driving with one hand?? Maybe the problem is people get engrossed in the conversation they are having and become less aware of what is going on around them, regardless of whether they are holding the phone or wearing a headset.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:01:33 PM EDT
Does this mean I will no longer be able to drive with a milk shake in one hand, a burger in the other, and steer with my knees? I see people doing a lot more dangerous stuff than talking on a cell phone while driving.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:02:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NO-AR-:(: Is it a problem dialing, driving with one hand?? Maybe the problem is people get engrossed in the conversation they are having and become less aware of what is going on around them, regardless of whether they are holding the phone or wearing a headset.
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I think I may agree with you for once.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:02:41 PM EDT
I would like to know how much more distracting a coversation on a phone is compared to one with the guy in the passenger seat?
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:11:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Valkyrie: I would like to know how much more distracting a coversation on a phone is compared to one with the guy in the passenger seat?
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My experience, YMMV, has been that if 2 or more people are in a car talking the more that is going on outside the car the slower the conversation becomes, the less going on outside the more in depth the conversation becomes. With a phone the person on the other end has no idea about traffice etc.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:17:49 PM EDT
I seem to remember most of these cries of alarm some 25 years ago during the sudden popularity of the CB radio. Some points may indeed be valid. But it is more about people control again. Or so I believe.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:20:09 PM EDT
Dammit.....I want to know 1) how many traffic accidents are called in by a cell-phone driver (CPD)? 2) how many drunk drivers are pulled off the road because of a CPD? 3) how many lives saved or criminals caught because of a call by a CPD witness? 4) how much liberty is there in being a damn liberal? All I hear them say or push through in "feel good" legislation is something else that I am not allowed to do "for the greater damn good". Just damn, Dave S I would bet that more lives have been saved by phones and guns "in a vehicle" than by all the actions of liberals put together.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:30:02 PM EDT
It's just another attempt to regulate everything the motoring public does. Once this is accepted, they will move to other things, wait and see.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:31:24 PM EDT
If I almost get creamed in traffic by 3 or less cell phone users who can't drive and talk at the same time, I consider that a slow day. There have been days when I had to dodge 9 cell phone users just on my way to work. Later this year I'm having a third round of back surgery to repair the damage caused last year by some moron who was too busy chitchatting on his cell phone to notice that [b]everyone[/b] on the freeway in front of him had stopped and instead plowed into several cars at 60+ MPH. I got off easy - the girl in the car behind me still isn't walking, and some members of the moron's family in his minivan died. As far as I'm concerned the public has thoroughly demonstrated that they are incapable of operating an automobile and cell phone at the same time. I say ban cell phones in cars!!
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 5:15:02 PM EDT
I agree with Steel Rat. Every day during my commute on the interstate, the slow-moving vehicle in the left lane is invariably operated by some a$$hole talking on the phone. These humanoids are a menace.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 5:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2001 5:37:08 PM EDT by CavVet]
Its not the phone, orthe hand (OR THE GUN)..ITS THE BRAIN.........!!!! I think we HAVE to face it, stupid people left in the gene pool, have made parameters for us all..or we have ALLOWED it to be... Once Darwinism was removed...that was it! For you Socialists who are prepared to trade your freedoms for security....[-!-!-] DRIVING is best done defensively, meaning you HAVE to drive YOUR vehicle AND theirs anyway! How chickenshit for free people to call for banning an inanimate object, using Sarah Bradys arguments... [>(] I HEREBY REQUEST A BAN ON BANS....LET ME LIVE MY LIFE....sheesh.....
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 5:43:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dave S: Dammit.....I want to know 1) how many traffic accidents are called in by a cell-phone driver (CPD)? I would bet that more lives have been saved by phones and guns "in a vehicle" than by all the actions of liberals put together.
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A study came out a few months ago. I don't remember the source. It basically stated that a person talking on a cell phone has the same accident rate as a drunk driver. [beer]
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 5:50:48 PM EDT
"Research recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that there are dangers associated with using a cell phone while driving. A study by the Sunnybrook Health Science Center of Ontario, Canada showed a frequency of accidents four times higher in cell phone users -- the same as if they were driving legally drunk! Researchers found "no safety advantage to hands-free as compared with hand-held telephones." Several states report a trend, showing more and more accidents where cell phone use is a contributing factor. Research also indicates that in the majority of accidents where cell phone use is a relevant factor, the driver that does the striking is most often the cell phone user. "
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:21:54 PM EDT
[sarcasam on] i cant see any reason why A person cant have an engrossing conservation on a small hi tech phone covered with fancy LEDs and little butons while controlling a giant hunk of metal that weighs sevral thousand pounds down a narrow strip of asphalt with a million other "A" holes doing the exact same thing [sarcasm off] BTW with the strides made in celluar internet celluar porn cant be far off.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:28:19 PM EDT
Do you people think a law banning this will stop it? I dont. Its just a waste of money. just like guns EDUCATION is the key. You cant keep people from doing something they want to do. Murder is against the law yet people do it! Common sense people, not more laws
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:44:06 PM EDT
I am tired of people chatting away and almost hitting me. I will pull over and talk if it is that important
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:47:31 PM EDT
Anyway those that are talking cell phones are liberal soccer moms that are discussing the next Million mom march....let's through them in jail
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:51:20 PM EDT
"Let's do it for the ch.................." Awwwww shit guys. I'ts so played out I can't even say it. Balming
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:55:25 PM EDT
it will just be like the dumb mandatory seatbelt laws wont do a damn thing
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