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    Cell Phone while driving

    Do you believe there should be a ban on cell phones while driving?
    If this is done then fast food drive-ups should be banned because eating while driving is on the same plane (level).

    This coincides with my belief of the "evolution of laws and the snowball effect"!
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Yes cell phone use while driving should be banned. Acording to studies that I have seen it makes a teen driver drive as bad as a 60 year old.

    And yes eating while driving should be banned also. Whenever I go to a fast food resturant like BK I will go park the car while I eat or wait until I get home to eat.

    While driving your whole attention should be on driving. Not on anything else.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    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.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yes cell phone use while driving should be banned. Acording to studies that I have seen it makes a teen driver drive as bad as a 60 year old.
    I would support banning all cell phone use while driving if we also ban all those over the age of 60 from driving.

    And yes eating while driving should be banned also. Whenever I go to a fast food resturant like BK I will go park the car while I eat or wait until I get home to eat.

    While driving your whole attention should be on driving. Not on anything else.
    The problem here is that you would need to eliminate so many other things. No radio while driving. No conversations with passengers while driving. No driving while you are tired (studies show that extreme exhaustion is just as bad as driving while intoxicated). To me, anything that takes your hands off the wheel should be grounds for a violation. Anything else, no.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    I put 40K to 50K miles a year on my work vehicle and 2000 to 3000 minutes a month on my cell phone talking to customers as I drive around town. Obviously, these two activities overlap.

    The first and last time I caused an accident was in 1987, long before cell phones were invented, when I ran a stop sign and got broadsided.

    So, tell me again why using a cell phone while driving should be banned?

    Oh, I remember: The state budget is in the red so they have to conjure some new "crimes" into existence so they can balance their budget on the backs of honest workingmen who are just trying to do their jobs. That was it!
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Onion Eater View Post
    I put 40K to 50K miles a year on my work vehicle and 2000 to 3000 minutes a month on my cell phone talking to customers as I drive around town. Obviously, these two activities overlap.

    The first and last time I caused an accident was in 1987, long before cell phones were invented, when I ran a stop sign and got broadsided.

    So, tell me again why using a cell phone while driving should be banned?

    Oh, I remember: The state budget is in the red so they have to conjure some new "crimes" into existence so they can balance their budget on the backs of honest workingmen who are just trying to do their jobs. That was it!
    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.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    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.
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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    I successfully bike and talk on my phone so I have to assume driving with one isnt that hard.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Cell Phone while driving

    I successfully bike and talk on my phone so I have to assume driving with one isnt that hard.
    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 new coup for you View Post
    I successfully bike and talk on my phone so I have to assume driving with one isnt that hard.
    Do you not drive? Or use a cell phone while driving?

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