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Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by czechmate7, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070914/ap_on_re_us/teen_drivers_cell_phones


    This is awesome!!! I hope all other states follow suit....
     
  2. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    I couldn't agree more on this one!! About time~!
     
  3. Glow

    Glow Active Member

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    Great idea!
     
  4. 2sisters

    2sisters New Member

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    i would go so far and say for all drivers. it is so dangerous.
     
  5. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    I agree 2sisters...but it's a great start, don't ya think!!?
     
  6. Rino

    Rino Former Member

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    Me too
     
  7. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    I HATE using my cell phone with my hands while I'm driving. It's hard to drive that way. I have a headset that I use and it's so much easier. Handsfree is the way to go, if you have to go.. hehe :p I get so annoyed when I see people trying to drive while talking on their cell phones. Doesn't matter what age they are. Text messages are the worse..
     
  8. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Just ban it all for everyone. Even handsfree is dangerous because you get distracted by the conversation still. But yeah, it's a good start.
     
  9. cinsbythesea

    cinsbythesea Active Member

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    I totally agree! The things I've seen people doing while driving and talking - drifting in and out of their lanes on the freeway- pulling over and stopping in an entire lane to talk, pulling in front not putting a turn signal on busily talking, I could go on and on - :furious: :furious: - this is such a pet peeve of mine - can you tell?!
     
  10. cinsbythesea

    cinsbythesea Active Member

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    The office manager at one of the places I do work for said her husband was in an SUV that was totaled by an 18-year-old that was text messaging as she was going 50 mph in a 25 mph hour zone. She hit his vehicle so hard it broke the axle on his SUV - he was fortunate not to be killed - but that had to cut him out of his vehicle. I agree - text messaging while driving is just so dangerous. I say good for you Arnold for signing this bill into law!
     
  11. PaperDoll

    PaperDoll When I'm Silent, I make the most sense

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    :eek: but but but.. I can walk and chew gum at the same time :hand: :D .. hehe Ok, one can be just as distracted by their kids in the car or yakking away with your passenger... Eating is another one... KEEP BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEELS FOLKS..in the 10 and 2 o'clock position.. :D
     
  12. tennessee

    tennessee Blew out my flipflop. Stepped on a pop top . . .

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    Yeah. That is why they should ban OnStar and passengers too.

    Hands free is much, much safer if you use voice activated dialing.
     
  13. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    It is safer but still distracting. They should ban it all. No need to go all nasty on me for stating my opinion. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Tom'sGirl

    Tom'sGirl Former Member

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    I was glad our 'Gov' signed the bill, however only those of us who really follow the law will use a BlueTooth or head-set. I heard last night that those who receive citation violations it won't go on their record...........did I hear that right?

    Problem is out here the $20-$50 fine is considered no big deal to the younger set. They'll only get caught maybe twice out of 500 calls.

    Thousands upon thousands of drivers on the freeways out here, just no way they can monitor all the drivers. I think the ones they will catch will be the ones driving around in the cities.
     
  15. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I agree with the first part of this post 100%. Why just teenagers? - it flummoxes me that it is legal to hold a cellphone to your ear and drive when the first thing we all learn about driving is to keep both hands on the wheel.

    That said, I don't think handsfree is any more distracting than listening to the radio.
     
  16. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    Or talking to other passengers in the car.....
     
  17. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Or talking to myself. :crazy: !

    Or praying which I actually do a lot of in the car (but I keep my eyes open!)....
     
  18. IrishMist

    IrishMist You can't control the wind - but you can adjust yo

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    It may not go on their record now, but mark my words, it will in the future. And a $20-50 is a big deal to most of the teenagers I'm in contact with these days.

    This is one of those areas where I believe an education campaign would be much more effective than more laws, fines, and fees.
     
  19. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    LOL :crazy:

    That's your opinions and I respect that, but I didn't much care for the tone of the other poster.

    I have research reports that I could post here that will make it clear that even handsfree calling is more distracting than just talking to a passenger or listening to the radio, but they're not in English, so that's not going to do much good, LOL!
     
  20. czechmate7

    czechmate7 Former Member

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    Well, let them get caught 2 or 3 times....it'll start adding up!!!!
     

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