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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:09 pm
 


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You mean the cell phone ban?

Some 7 states in the US have it on their books and I honestly believe it's a good idea.
I think it's a good idea as well. I'm astounded by the amount of people still driving and talking on their phones.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:37 pm
 


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I think it's a good idea as well. I'm astounded by the amount of people still driving and talking on their phones.
Me too, and the one's combing their hair, putting on makeup, text messaging and eating with both hands while driving.

Anyways I do agree with this. It's unfair to subject kids to smoke. Perhaps if I had not grown up surrounded by heavy smokers I would not have taken up the habit myself 27 years ago.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:51 pm
 


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ridenrain wrote:
You mean the cell phone ban?

Some 7 states in the US have it on their books and I honestly believe it's a good idea.
I think it's a good idea as well. I'm astounded by the amount of people still driving and talking on their phones.


There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister". Now with the hand-free phones, you can talk all you want. But, I only take important call in the car.

That's the problem with laws: all in the same bucket. Now, if I had a wife and she was having her baby, I'm in infraction if I answer the phone while in the traffic. Nonsense.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:04 pm
 


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There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister".

The only difference is the amount of time you open yourself up to an accident. Driving in Canada today is dangerous enough with all the irresponsible drivers.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:20 pm
 


RUEZ wrote:
Proculation wrote:
There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister".

The only difference is the amount of time you open yourself up to an accident. Driving in Canada today is dangerous enough with all the irresponsible drivers.


Then, why don't we outlaw talking in a car ? It can lead to an accident.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:26 pm
 


Proculation wrote:
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Proculation wrote:
There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister".

The only difference is the amount of time you open yourself up to an accident. Driving in Canada today is dangerous enough with all the irresponsible drivers.


Then, why don't we outlaw talking in a car ? It can lead to an accident.



Because 'unless you happen to be French', one doesn't have to take their 'eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel to have a conversation with a passenger'! :lol:

( Mind you, as concerns some of the passengers I have had to tolerate... they just don't ever shut the fuck up, and it's really hard to sleep!!!)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:33 pm
 


Proculation wrote:
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There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister".

The only difference is the amount of time you open yourself up to an accident. Driving in Canada today is dangerous enough with all the irresponsible drivers.


Then, why don't we outlaw talking in a car ? It can lead to an accident.

Perfect!
Then I can tell my kids who are fighting in the back: Shut up, its against the law! :twisted:

Using your cell while driving without a headset is one of the stupidest things you can do. Please, ban it. It is where I come from, and it made a difference, as far as I know. What is so hard about pulling over? Or get a headset?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:35 pm
 


Proculation wrote:
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There's a difference between "taking/making a quick call" and "talking about the sun with the histeric sister".

The only difference is the amount of time you open yourself up to an accident. Driving in Canada today is dangerous enough with all the irresponsible drivers.


Then, why don't we outlaw talking in a car ? It can lead to an accident.

It's not really the talking they're worried about. That's why they recommend hands free phones. The hands free is the key part here.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:48 pm
 


But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?


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But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?
That's not as you are taught! :twisted:


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But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?

How do you work turn signals with one hand on your steering wheel and one hand holding a phone to your ear? How do you work the horn, or the windshield wipers?


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But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?


Always?

The difference would be that your other hand is still doing car-related functions... in other words, it's not doing anything that will distract you from driving.

Not to mention that even in city driving it takes about five seconds to shift and you are free to use that hand for driving again. I drive a standard as well and I know that shifting gears has no impact on my ability to drive safely.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:54 pm
 


RUEZ wrote:
Proculation wrote:
But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?

How do you work turn signals with one hand on your steering wheel and one hand holding a phone to your ear? How do you work the horn, or the windshield wipers?


Like I said, you are not supposed to have a 1 hour conversation on the cell phone while driving. It's just stupid to make it a law !


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:59 pm
 


Proculation wrote:
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But, I drive a standard transmission car and I always have only one hand on the steering. What's the difference ?

How do you work turn signals with one hand on your steering wheel and one hand holding a phone to your ear? How do you work the horn, or the windshield wipers?


Like I said, you are not supposed to have a 1 hour conversation on the cell phone while driving. It's just stupid to make it a law !

Length of time makes no difference other than increasing your risk of an accident. Drinking and driving is also dangerous. Do you think it's stupid to make that illegal?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:06 pm
 


RUEZ wrote:
Length of time makes no difference other than increasing your risk of an accident. Drinking and driving is also dangerous. Do you think it's stupid to make that illegal?


We do a lot of things that increase the risk of accident. That's why I said earlier that they should ban talking in a car. The radio, the children, the coffee, etc.

As for drinking: you can turn off your cell anytime. You can't remove the effect of alcohol instantly.


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