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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well, in most states the state laws pre-empt local. Also, you would not need permits for every state. With a Florida, New Hampshire and Texas non-resident permits you're covered in the vast majority of states right there.
    I didn't know that, Goshin. I'm beginning to believe that Illinois is verrry different from other states. In our state, local law supercedes state....or it did until the Supreme Court ruled. ;-) Well, wait, even now before you can own a gun in the City of Chicago you've got to jump through many hoops that aren't present at the state level. Interesting.

    I read the part about needing to get so many permits it would be impractical on a trucker's QnA site. Thought it made sense. Maybe not.
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Our politicians and Department of Transportation officials are bat**** crazy. On the one hand, they want to ban the use of cell phones by American truckers, but on the other hand, allow exemptions from safety rules for Mexican truckers, under an agreement they made with Mexico. In Texas, there have been some pretty horrific crashes involving Mexican trucks with bald tires, bad brakes, and you name it. So, in order to improve safety, they are now going after American truckers, who are already the most regulated truckers in the ****ing world?

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am so sick of this type of smear coming out of mental midgets like LaHood, and others that seek to blame the ills of driving and accident rates on Truckers. It is intellectually lazy.

    We deliver the things you use every damned day, and what thanks do we get for it? Flipped off, honked at, called in on threatening our lively hood, and ever increasing regulation and taxation that will result in Americans paying much higher costs at the check out line.

    Car drivers have over the years, my own some 20 years driving, become rude, rule of the road breakers, and completely selfish in their driving, not caring a bit whom they place in danger. And who constantly gets the blame for it? We do, Truckers!

    Heck even stories on the news that show truck vs car accidents on the highways often don't tell the watchers until the very end of the story that the car was at fault.

    Lawyers cashing in, suing even if their client was the cause of the accident like bottom feeders they are.

    Now, I am not saying that there are some truckers out there that are inexperienced, and do cause some problems, however, you keep it up, (talking to the ungrateful masses here) and just wait. When myself, and my cohorts that do have the experience decide to pack it in, then you'll be left with nothing but greenhorns. Good luck with that.


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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Bad idea and violation of the 10th Amendment, transportation is supposed to be a state issue.
    Not interstate transporation on interstate highways...
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Just out of curiosity are CBs completely gone?

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Just out of curiosity are CBs completely gone?
    Nope. They are still very much alive...perhaps a bit toned down due to cell phones...but they are more useful for checking out the road conditions a few miles up ahead than a cell phone. All ya have to do is holler on the CB for someone else that has one and is in the right direction.
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    This is a good law. Not specifically because of truckers, but because absolutely nobody should be talking on a cell phone while driving.

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Personally, I believe ALL drivers should be prohibited from talking on the phone while driving, but as the federal government doesn't have authority over drivers of passenger cars, it has to rely on the states to pass sensible laws in that regard.

    Just to catch back up, I was on the road to Salem VA, and back home yesterday. But anyway, I can certainly see holding the phone to your ear, dialing, and texting, but what of a 'hands free' device? Like I said earlier, I have a headset that allows me to simply voice command a call at will, and receive calls while never taking my hands off the wheel, or eyes off the road. And, my wifes new Fusion has SYNC in it that allows the same thing. So why attack ALL cell use? Couldn't we just say that everyone must be required to be 'hands free' while driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir
    This is a good law. Not specifically because of truckers, but because absolutely nobody should be talking on a cell phone while driving.
    Same question as above....Also, I'd like to point out that there are much more dangerous things occurring on the road by passenger car drivers....During my time behind the wheel for a living, I have seen no less than, reading a book, reading a paper, working on a computer, arguing with a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse, various sex acts between both, sex acts without anyone else in the car, drinking while driving, eating while driving, and so on. There are distractions on the road like billboards, eatery's, and my new favorite concerning billboards....Lit up neon billboards that blind the hell out of you while driving. And you are concerned about a professional trucker with a headset?


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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just to catch back up, I was on the road to Salem VA, and back home yesterday. But anyway, I can certainly see holding the phone to your ear, dialing, and texting, but what of a 'hands free' device? Like I said earlier, I have a headset that allows me to simply voice command a call at will, and receive calls while never taking my hands off the wheel, or eyes off the road. And, my wifes new Fusion has SYNC in it that allows the same thing. So why attack ALL cell use? Couldn't we just say that everyone must be required to be 'hands free' while driving?
    However. studies repeatedly show that it isn't the physical act of manipulating the phone that causes the problem, but the attention that is lost when in conversation on the phone that is the problem. Likely ok in an area with sparse traffic, but in a busy downtown area with pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. or on a busy highway, probably not a good idea.


    Same question as above....Also, I'd like to point out that there are much more dangerous things occurring on the road by passenger car drivers....During my time behind the wheel for a living, I have seen no less than, reading a book, reading a paper, working on a computer, arguing with a girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse, various sex acts between both, sex acts without anyone else in the car, drinking while driving, eating while driving, and so on. There are distractions on the road like billboards, eatery's, and my new favorite concerning billboards....Lit up neon billboards that blind the hell out of you while driving. And you are concerned about a professional trucker with a headset?
    And many of these are not a good idea. I don't think grabbing a bottle of water or Coke from the area between the seats is going to be distracting. It doesn't take much in the way of attention to do this, or even to munch on a McDonald's hamburger. Some of those other things, I would agree with you on... though, due to the common nature of cell phones in cars vis a vis people copulating, it would seem to me that government action in that area would be of a higher priority.
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    However. studies repeatedly show that it isn't the physical act of manipulating the phone that causes the problem, but the attention that is lost when in conversation on the phone that is the problem. Likely ok in an area with sparse traffic, but in a busy downtown area with pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. or on a busy highway, probably not a good idea.

    And many of these are not a good idea. I don't think grabbing a bottle of water or Coke from the area between the seats is going to be distracting. It doesn't take much in the way of attention to do this, or even to munch on a McDonald's hamburger. Some of those other things, I would agree with you on... though, due to the common nature of cell phones in cars vis a vis people copulating, it would seem to me that government action in that area would be of a higher priority.
    Why on earth is conversation on the phone more distracting than two screaming kids in the backseat? Or talking with your passenger where you actually take your eyes off the road to make eye contact? No, even if those studies exist, I don't believe them.

    Now sneezing? That should be banned. Ya' gotsta close yer eyes when ya do that. People with allergies shouldn't even be able to drive.
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