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Bad Form by the Gov


Feb 16, 2012, 12:30 PM
With the speed of tech development the Gov should work with tech integration not ban it... in very near future you'll see this as an inevitability... but why do I feel like explaining tech to Gov officials would be like a Droid tutorial with a 70 year old

Feb 16, 2012, 3:56 PM
I have to disagree on this one. I live in California where it is already illegal to be on the phone without a handsfree. I support this because it keeps me safe. It's simply a safety enforcement such as a speed limit. And come on let's be honest we all know how distracted we are when we try to read a text while on the freeway or even send one. The world is changing. Yesterday I met a 12 yr old girl who did over 74,000 texts a month and put her phone in a ziplock bag in order to text in the shower. Imageine when this one turns 16 how dangerous is she going to be behind a 3000 lb weapon like a car

Feb 16, 2012, 4:29 PM
Not all occupants of a vehicle are driving it.
This proposal would block all communications in the vehicle. I fail to see how that would promote safety.

Also, there have been several times I have called emergency numbers to report unsafe road conditions or debris, erratic/dangerous drivers, etc. Blocking such calls could jeopardize safety.

Feb 16, 2012, 7:22 PM
If you had called those emergency numbers while you were driving, and not while pulling over, you would no longer have full care and control of the vehicle, and could be charged with reckless / dangerous driving.

Placing that kind of call while driving is just as bad as those road conditions that you would be reporting.

You fail to see how that would promote safety? How about you equate this to alcohol Laws. Can passengers in a motor vehicle consume alcohol while the vehicle is in motion?

Based on what you said, and your logic, Passengers should be able to consume alcohol, and the laws banning that should be just as ridiculous.

Feb 17, 2012, 1:23 PM
Would you guys mind actually read the article before trying to debate over this. They want to restrict the use of "certain SOCIAL features" while the car is in motion. So yes you can still use your phone, text,and email. But you can't check your facebook when you're driving. That sweet onscreen navigation feature also doubles as a web browser/FB/ Twitter/ G+. Which is what will be restricted when driving not the use of a phone as an actual phone just the other social features that for the love of god can wait 10 minutes till you're out of the car

Feb 18, 2012, 10:44 PM
If I'm on a bus, its none of your god damned business what I do on a phone, if I'm not driving, the same. And if I use your logic, the government would required a bottle cap that won't remove on a beer bottle etal.. While driving.

Feb 16, 2012, 7:24 PM
I 100% agree with you there Panda.

Any kinds of distractions that take your eyes off the direction that the vehicle is traveling can be very dangerous.

When traveling at over 100 KPH (55-60 MPH), a vehicle can Leave a 2-Lane highway in under one second. I really dont care what anybody says, that kind of risk from a distraction like sending a text message is unacceptable.

Feb 16, 2012, 4:56 PM
You support this because it keeps you safe? The government could mandate wearing a helmet 24 hours a day using that good. The fact is that this is invasive and not what the federal government is for. That you are a California resident supporting this is no shock. You people have made your state a bankrupt nightmare with excessive government intrusion, at prices you can't afford.

Feb 17, 2012, 1:34 PM
Stop using unrealistic fantasies to justify your argument. Please explain how mandating a helmet would in any way be justified in keeping people safe. Other than from falling space peanuts I don't see what you would be protecting yourself from.

Now watch closely as I use your same argument technique against you. If someone broke into your house wouldn't you call 911? Isn't the police force a government provided service for the SAFETY of it's citizens? Are speed limits also invasive on your ability to do whatever you want?

Lastly, really man you're going to use an ad hominem argument and try and bash on California?? I won't even dignify you with a response there.

Feb 18, 2012, 10:46 AM
speed limits?
that is a just a LEGAL WAY for governement to rob you!
i ticketed twice on a saturday morning on freeway when i'm the only one on the road. what is wrong with going a little faster?

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