Federal Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving Proposed For US

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  1. Raydee35

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    People think that we have a right to drive when in fact we are given the privelage to drive.
     
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    NY is a state that has a ban on using cell phones already. At first they could only give you a ticket for it if they originally pulled you over for something else, but now they can give a ticket for just cell phone use. I'm way okay with it, as long as they get that most smartphones also double as a GPS or a music player, and they're probably out and attached to the car dash/windshield and on.
     
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    Don't we take others' safety into our hands every time we hit the road, regardless of what's going on in the car?
    And based on your description, why stop at cellphone usage?

    The problem isn't cellphones. The problem is people and their inability to focus on what they should be focusing on while they're behind the wheel - and I'm as guilty as the next guy. If you want to regulate cellphone usage, that's fine. But get the list going of other driving distractions that will be next on the hitlist of driving regulations.

    Should someone be ticketed every time he/she reaches to grab something in the seat next to them? Looks away from where they should be looking? Fiddles with the radio/gps/etc? And talk about impossible to judge...

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    If you can't talk on a cell phone in the car with a hands free device then you're a moron. It's a simple is that. How is that different than talking to a passenger in your car? Or singing along with the radio?
     
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    I am not going to "single anyone out" in this thread but if you feel threatened while you are driving your vehicle due to others using cell phones then ---- ride the bus---- you should be safe there

    Having kids in the car is a worse distraction than talking on the phone.

    Just so we are on the same page .... IMO.... texting is the biggie here. Now that is what takes your eyes off the road. No talking
     
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    Talking may not take your eyes off the road like texting, but it still takes your mind off.

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    Talking on the phone with a headset is Ok with me, it's the texting I have an issue with.

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    True, but how many other things do that too?
     
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    I agree and believe the legislation may be to require handsfree. Texting is the real problem...very hard to look at what your texting and look at the road at the same time. I have no choice but to use handsfree because I drive standard... a hand on the steering wheel and the other one to shift gears does not leave me a hand to hold a phone.

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    Not in the same way as texting, which requires extended concentration.

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    Sorry I misread your first post - somehow I had in my head you were talking about cellphone use in general, not just texting. I agree 100% on texting. I still don't know how you can regulate that though. People look down to fiddle with things all the time.
     
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    Amen.

    You can't outlaw distracted driving, passing this law is a grant of additional power to the US government, always a bad idea.
     
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