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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No headset under a total ban
    A 3 hour trip without rest stops ?
    Only in a Mercedes-Benz .. I have done this..in a 17 year old 300D.

    I don't think the use of a head-set is a distraction.

    I do think that law-makers can be over-zealous to the extent of stupidy.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's a 3 hour drive from Rapid to Pier, and if the boss calls to change something, I need to know *before* I get there.
    Indeed. At my job in upstate WV, I frequently had to drive to FEMA HQ in DC for work. If plans changed, etc, I needed to know BEFORE I got there. One time in particular, they actually had me turn around and come back. Would have really sucked to have driven another 3.5 hrs and then 30 min on the metro for no reason whatsoever... and then come right back. Other times, they were giving me information about the application I was demonstrating for FEMA, or server status, etc, etc. Things I needed to know BEFORE getting there and looking like an idiot to the heads of FEMA.

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I'm down. I'm even willing to be taxed more on my wages so the government can afford to give me one for free. oh wait no, I'd rather pay my car off.
    Well if you're being taxed for it it's not free

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    We'll see how far this ban goes.

    As long as they don't ban my smoking while driving (they were actually proposing this.....) then I'm fine.

    They did not quite ban cell-phone usage while driving here in Washington, however, if you get a ticket for any reason and are using your cell-phone during the violation your fine is doubled.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    As long as they don't ban my smoking while driving (they were actually proposing this.....) then I'm fine.

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    They tried that here when a child was in the car. Not that would affect me since I do not smoke when non-smokers are in my car.

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    They tried that here when a child was in the car. Not that would affect me since I do not smoke when non-smokers are in my car.

    That would be the only instance I would support something like that.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    I don't support the ban, but I never have my cell phone on unless I need to call somebody. Its for my convienence, not theirs. Kinda pisses off the wife, but how many leashes does she really need?
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    That would be the only instance I would support something like that.
    I wouldn't fight one like that. Dallas now has one of the most draconian smoking laws in the country though. If one gets caught smoking in a bar (even if that place is a smoking establishment) not only does the patron get fined but so does the bar.

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I wouldn't fight one like that. Dallas now has one of the most draconian smoking laws in the country though. If one gets caught smoking in a bar (even if that place is a smoking establishment) not only does the patron get fined but so does the bar.
    Yeah, it's getting crazy. A "smoking establishment" isnt even a possibility (unless you live on the Indian reservation) here in Washington.

    I've seen quite a few pubs close down because people are just drinking at their houses instead.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    I do not support the state using unreasonable laws to take more of our hard-earned money. For example, the CHP counted only 6 phone-related traffic fatalities statewide in 2006 out of over 4,000! Itís not about making us safe, itís about taking our hard-earned money for their bigger and bigger government without raising visible taxes.
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