Quit texting and playing with cell phones while driving!!!

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    The Captain who wrecked an entire cruise ship off the coast of Italy and killed over 2 dozen people has admitted he was "distracted" by a cell phone call.


    Talk about what grinds your gears, people who text and take calls on their cells while driving.
     
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    Kelz88 Got Reef?

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    I know what you mean. Its against the law, and people think you cant tell what you doing lol its really obvious.

    Your either playing with your phone or playing with yourself. Now put it away and drive k? lol
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    But it's not against the law to play with yourself while driving :mrgreen:
     
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    It's not against the law everywhere. In most places, it's still legal, so there are only repurcussions if you crash.

    My new car has a phone built in the console. I love it and use it all the time. So much nicer than driving while holding a phone up to my ear. :D
     
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    Here in California it is illegal to have a phone in your hand while driving.
    The exception is that you can use your phone if you have are using a hands free device or your car has built in phone support so that you still have both hands controlling the vehicle.

    However, what bugs me is that nearly half of the drivers I see on the road are talking on their phones (with phones held at their ears) within arms length of police officers and they barely bat an eyelash.
    I asked a police officer about this one time and she just shrugged her shoulders. She said "If you get pulled over, you get pulled over."
     
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    It's probably like seatbelt laws -- they won't just pull you over for that alone, but if they pull you over for something else and you are on the phone or not wearing your seatbelt, they'll cite you for it.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Yup, my Corolla has built in Blue Tooth. The Suburban has it's own phone built in through On-Star.
     
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    Yep....in most places, while it's illegal to text/talk on the phone while driving, it's a secondary offense; meaning you'd have to be doing something else illegal for them to pull you over. The hubby's car has built in bluetooth to his speakers. His phone auto-connects as soon as he starts the car. If he's on the phone, the speakers automatically switch to phone mode, so you can't even listen to radio/music, since the blue tooth is using the speakers.
     
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    I love my built in bluetooth on my Camry. If you have a BAD crash they will go back and check your phone records to see if you were making a call. The key to my car records all kinds of stats about my driving speed, braking, etc.
     
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    pretty much, here it is illegal yet its rarely enforced.

    I have friends that will fb while they drive...
    Its scary to say the least.
     
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    About a year or so ago a DC subway conductor crashed the train car at --I think-- it was 80 mph into another car that was stopped, killed himself and many other passengers. It took days to dig the bodies out of the wreckage. Yes, he was texting.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Yeah I remember that. And many many people have posted videos of numerous Metro operators texting while driving, including lots of close calls.
     
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    Same here in California. There was a big crash in 2008 and over 20 people died. The Metrolink engineer was texting and missed the red signal on approach to a section where tracks are shared by different trains.
    His train crashed head on to an oncoming train that had the right of way.

    When I drive, I let my phone ring. If it is important, they will leave a message.
    And text messages will not disappear that you have to read them right away. They can wait :)
     
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    What kills me are the cops driving around talking on their cell phones. I see at least one a day here.
     
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    My bluetooth phone connection in my car won't let me dial a number on the touchpad while I'm driving.

    But an entire cruise ship takes is unprecedented.
     
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    Not only are they on cellphones but also driving 20km over the speed limit (in my neighbourhood is 30km) when kids are playing. Cops around here are idiots though, grew up here so if it against their family, nothing comes out of it.
     
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