The entire thread is arguing over the "RIGHT" to use a cell phone when and where you want, specifically while driving a car.
OK then, let's get back to the basics.
Driving a car or any lic. vehicle is a "PRIVILEGE" not a "RIGHT." Surprisingly a majority of individuals feel it's the other way around. To get that privilege you must submit to certain rules, regulations and laws. If you have a license, you agreed to those rules, regulations and laws to receive the PRIVILEGE. With me so far? 67% say no. I'll continue any way. When you got that license and signed your name you agreed to all of that stuff. You did, you really did. You say, But I never ....., but you did, you agreed.
Now that we all agree and you know we do, I'll continue. Now here is where I can't be 100% sure, comfortable thinking so though, it's written in every drivers manual. Part of yours and my responsibility having been given the PRIVILEGE to drive (operate a motor vehicle, car, truck, etc.) is to do so SAFELY and RESPONSIBLY. Hmmm, the seatbelt issue came up here and yes it is the law to wear one while operating a motor vehicle, not motorcycles for those on the left coast. We do this without thinking for the most part, again giving special consideration to those mentioned previously about thinking. It's proven that wearing seat belts do save lives. I see another argument coming on that one.:mad: Save it people, this is about cell phones.:p Oh, seat belt use is a Federal Law, go figure. They did it without you knowing it. Told the states, you want highway money, make it happen. So the states passed laws so to speak. Great cover up on it's own.
Now the Federal Govt. wants to make cell phone use while driving against the law. I for one agree with it, go figure. Now think about this for a moment, "If you have a license you agreed", to the laws. An easy solution for those of you that feel your rights are being taken away, give back your license. Your cell phone is more important, right!
I for one have witnessed and we all have and gotten mad about it, far to many incidents of drivers not focusing on driving while talking on the phone and doing other things, primarily the phone.
Now here is where it gets fun so to speak.
Those with the ABOVE AVERAGE driving skills are driving in a city, small town or rural area and smack they run over your kid or theirs, grandma, a disabled vet, you get the picture, all because they have to be on that cell phone for something that is life or death. Seems in this case the latter is more likely. Or maybe it was me, actual professional driver, that does the dirty dead to them. Talk about *****ing to high heaven about me being on the phone and not paying attention to my driving, I don't understand why.
Another thing to consider. Your in an accident, the state your in has a law of no cell phone use while driving, and you are on yours. Hit me or cause an accident with me involved and I guarantee my lawyer will be asking for and receiving a copy of your phone records. Oooops, if you were on your phone at the time of the incident, you have a bit of a problem. And, the longer you were on the the call the worse it looks for you.
Folks thinks about it, I mean really think about it.
Is using a cell phone while driving really worth a LIFE?
I hope that it never happens to anyone, the odds are that it will, again is it really worth a LIFE?