07-01-2008, 04:26 PM #1
CA's now hands-free Cell Phone law takes effect today
Anybody besides me think this law is stupid??? Holding a cell phone is NOT what distracts you while driving, it's the fact that you're talking and not concentrating on the road. This new law does nothing to address drivers who are still talking with blue-tooth devices or doing other distracting behaviors while driving (and I've seen these done personally) like putting on mascara and text-messaging. It only penalizes the rest of us! GRRRRR!This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!
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07-01-2008, 06:39 PM #2
We are here for another three weeks...better find my ear plug!
07-01-2008, 06:41 PM #3Former Member
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I bought a hands free device today.
07-01-2008, 06:44 PM #4
I actually agree with the new law. Been bluetooth for months. The part that bothers me is they forgot the texting.Linask Oh when I drove truck I saw all kinds of things worse then yacking on the phone. But at least this is a start.TYBEE U WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED.
07-01-2008, 07:12 PM #5
07-01-2008, 08:05 PM #6
The first thing I learned in driver's class was to keep both hands on the wheel at all times. It does distract my driving to hold a cell phone to my ear. Maybe I'm unique in that, but I doubt it.
07-01-2008, 08:36 PM #7
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM #8
We lost our favorite car (Saturn wagon... great on gas and great on lugging around my astronomy and photography gear) to a man that was talking on a cellphone... he literally ran right over the car. J was lucky because it was a miracle that he only walked away with bruised hands from our bags going off... but our car was a total loss. So I guess you can guess our views on such cellphone bans while driving... we support it. We see it all of the time... people driving erratically with cellphone in hand, up to the ear. Heck, some still do it in the District, though there is a ban!
07-01-2008, 08:47 PM #9
I have seen people do everything, but drive. They will smoke, eat, hit the kids, and still talk on the phone. It's out of control. This law is useless.
Why can't people just be responsible and wait to talk on the phone when they are not driving therefore not putting others at risk. It just creates the opportunity to put another law into effect.
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07-02-2008, 01:04 AM #10Former Member
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