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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    If I need to make or receive a call on the cell when driving, I pull over to the side of the road and talk. It is too dangerous to talk and drive at the same time, especially in the crowded urban environment where I live.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Eh. Cell phones are just an underlying issue. The real cause is distractions. That includes eating, changing radio stations, kids...the list goes on and on.
    Talking on a cell phone has been shown to be more of a distraction. I can push a button on my car radio, ear a burger, whatever and it uses absolutely NONE of my attention. I don't have to think about it. However, carrying on a conversation on a cell phone required you to focus on the conversation, taking a significant amount of attention from the road. The stupid things I see people do while talking on cell phones has convinced me that the ban in place in Taiwan (though inadequately enforced) is needed.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Do you not drive? Or use a cell phone while driving?
    I don't drive, I don't have a license.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Talking on a cell phone has been shown to be more of a distraction. I can push a button on my car radio, ear a burger, whatever and it uses absolutely NONE of my attention. I don't have to think about it. However, carrying on a conversation on a cell phone required you to focus on the conversation, taking a significant amount of attention from the road. The stupid things I see people do while talking on cell phones has convinced me that the ban in place in Taiwan (though inadequately enforced) is needed.
    how to you put a burger in your ear?

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Talking on a cell phone has been shown to be more of a distraction. I can push a button on my car radio, ear a burger, whatever and it uses absolutely NONE of my attention. I don't have to think about it. However, carrying on a conversation on a cell phone required you to focus on the conversation, taking a significant amount of attention from the road. The stupid things I see people do while talking on cell phones has convinced me that the ban in place in Taiwan (though inadequately enforced) is needed.
    I agree but it has not been shown that cell phones are any worse than some other distractions.

    As for the worst distraction...

    Chatting to passengers is the greatest source of driver distraction - worse than using new technologies such as iPods, DVDs and car navigation systems. - Passengers worst driving distraction - drive.com.au

    PS I voted yes as driving is a privilege, not a right.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Although I neither drive as much as you, nor use as many minutes, I too drive and talk on my cell with work related issues, often. Due to time constraints, it is necessary. So far, I have never gotten into an accident nor a ticket when using my cell.

    I do believe, however, that anything that occupies your hands and takes them off the wheel, is dangerous and should be cause for a violation. Hands free is a must.
    Why do you believe that? By your own account, you've never had an accident.

    This is a point that I've made elsewhere. I trust only in what I see with my own eyes.

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    living in a rural setting, I don't think this law is necessary and is why we need to allow local government greater control of laws and regulations.

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    The option I would choose is not there. Driving while using a cell phone should be banned unless you are using a hands free device. In several states (including mine) you will get ticketed if you are caught talking on a cell without being hands free.
    Hands free devices are no help. They have the same degree of distraction.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Although I neither drive as much as you, nor use as many minutes, I too drive and talk on my cell with work related issues, often. Due to time constraints, it is necessary. So far, I have never gotten into an accident nor a ticket when using my cell.

    I do believe, however, that anything that occupies your hands and takes them off the wheel, is dangerous and should be cause for a violation. Hands free is a must.
    Gee...I wonder what in the world people that worked before cell phones ever did!

    In other words why not make the time? Are those buisness deals really worth a life?
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    If I need to make or receive a call on the cell when driving, I pull over to the side of the road and talk. It is too dangerous to talk and drive at the same time, especially in the crowded urban environment where I live.
    The smart way of doing things. Thank you for your consideration to not only yourself but to other drivers.
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