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What about other distractions like...
Or other phone-related activities like playing games, maps/navigation, music, etc...?
Distractions are gonna be a part of driving; just be smart about what you do & when you do it.
...putting on makeup, changing clothes, reading a book/newspaper, unruly children, talking to your passengers, sexual activity, lighting up a smoke, etc...
If you are doing that, then your vehicle is ...
The knob for the radio is always in the same place and always does the same thing when you turn it clockwise.
A hamburger is roughly the same shape ...
Sorry... Banning is NOT the answer.
I have a few comments and questions:
2. I watched them on CNBC talking about with some lady from NTSB, they DON"T want to ban GPS devices, or anything that will assist the driver, they just want to ban text, tweets, and posts (lol, I know what she was getting at), but listen, I use my cell as a GPS (I have an android, and I use google maps to navigate alot, my...
just like speed limit, i got ticketed twice on a Saturday morning when i'm the only one on freeway! what is wrong with going a little faster?
Texting and driving has surpassed drunk driving as the leading cause of accidents. Not eating Bi...
This is a huge step in the right direction.
Business? Trucker? I dont care, and it doesnt matter. Your business is not worth ANY life. Your truck shipment is not worth ANY life. Stop being so ignorant and so full of yourself that anybody who tells you to get off the damn phone and drive is a mofo? Get over yourself!
Anybody who continues to text / talk on their cell phone after this law is passed...
Oh come on!
But talking on your phone? That's just like talking to a passenger. What, are passengers going to be outlawed next?
what a bunch of losers!
Srint has an feature that blocks this
For every loser behind the wheel of a moving vehicle while talking or texting while driving, please bear in mind that you are endangering other motorists as well as yourself with an unnecessary distraction.
In the time it takes to pull over for that all-important call or text, you use common-sense, and save lives.