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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Things that are completely useless for $100 Alex.

    Cellphone bans for cars, don't do anything.
    Maybe, but it can punish people for disobeying, which I actually agree with. I have been in several car accidents and two of them were the result of the other driver being on the phone and having their reaction time doubled as a result.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Passively listening to a radio, even rightwing rant shows, is less distracting than actively conversing with someone. You wouldn't do it while defusing a bomb, don't do it while you drive. Using a phone while driving has the same effect as DUI and should carry similar penalties.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Maybe, but it can punish people for disobeying, which I actually agree with. I have been in several car accidents and two of them were the result of the other driver being on the phone and having their reaction time doubled as a result.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Things that are completely useless for $100 Alex.

    Cellphone bans for cars, don't do anything.
    Also could be filed under federal departments that should be immediately shuttered and it's employees told to "shut the **** up and mind your own business" for 500$.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Maybe, but it can punish people for disobeying, which I actually agree with. I have been in several car accidents and two of them were the result of the other driver being on the phone and having their reaction time doubled as a result.
    I generally don't approve of knee-jerk reflexive bans that only serve to punish afterward, but this one I would be in favor of.

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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    NTSB bans eating, listening to radio, talking, and thinking too hard while driving as well.

    Good job!
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I like to use my phone for its map app when driving sometimes. This ban would prevent me from doing this, but would not stop me from using an unwieldy paper map. This rule is likely overboard.
    No way, it's great for capitalism. Just buy yourself one of those GPS thingies.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    I am 1000% in favor of the ban.










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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Texting yes, talking no.
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    Re: NTSB recommends full ban on use of cell phones while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    NTSB bans eating, listening to radio, talking, and thinking too hard while driving as well.

    Good job!
    I can account for that "thinking too hard" bit. My adviser nearly rear ended a jerk on the highway (not interstate) one year on our way to DAMOP. I know what he was doing, he was thinking of physics and problems in the lab and only relatively paying attention to the visual stimuli given to him by his eyes while driving. The car in front of us put on a left turn signal, slowed down, and Jake took awhile to register that the relative velocity between our vehicles had changed dramatically. Nearly missed that DAMOP.
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