No Calls, No Texting for Drivers, Votes NTSB
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 not under your full care and control, meaning that you are a reckless or dangerous driver, and should be arrested.
You are correct, distratcions are a part of driving, and part of being a safe driver is minimizing those distractions to make sure you can operate your vehicle in a lawful manner.
Again - making a phone call or text is not worth a life.
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 and size every time you buy one.
The big gulp is always in the same cup holder.
Shaving with an electric razor does not require any concentration, at all.
Women who have been applying makeup for 15 years know where they need to put most of it without looking (I presume).
Wireless devices are different. Every notification, every text message, every phone call, every web page, is radically different from the one observed previously and requires active, independent attention in ...
I agree with everything but the phone conversation, just using the same logic, people have been speaking on telephones from their mid-childhood up.
But, every phone conversation is different. Every Big Gulp is the same.
Each unique human conversation requires active, independent thought, regardless of how many years experience you may have talking into a telephone.
My bluetooth headset is always in the same place. The button is always in the same place. My phone is attached to a cradle. I use it as GPS as well.
None of your arguments give you or anyone else the authority to deny my right to use my phone in my car.
And let's not forget that your arguments don't include anything about having to deal with 2-3 kids in an SUV all screaming, crying, watching dvds, playing video games, and talking/texting on their own phones. There's not a cell phone on any network that will provide more of a distraction than that.
The best option is to increase the penalty if an accident or reckless driving are a result of cell phone usage. However, to be fair, any such legislation should also include a stiffe...
But a bluetooth headset? Come on,now.
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