Has anyone been pulled over for watching football while driving?

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  1. SilverK20A3

    SilverK20A3 New Member

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    I have my D2G mounted on a car dock. Is it possible to get ticketed while watching football and driving if I'm not touching the phone?
     
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    Driver not allowed to see the tv screen !
     
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    Shouldn't you be driving while driving and not watching football? There's a handy new invention called the radio. You should check it out.

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    Yes you can be pulled over for that, but that cop must have a good eye if they know it's the game and no GPS.

    that being said, please don't make such a dumb move and do that. The roads are dangerous enough with people not looking at their phones. You may be a good driver, but it's the other people you need to watch out for. Just get home safely and then you can watch the game.
     
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    I don't know if there's any federal laws making it illegal, but most states have laws prohibiting it.

    I personally think it should be a suspended license situation.

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    I was gonna try it one time but then I realized I was busy doing something else, I can't remember what it was though............oh yeah now I remember, I was busy watching the road in front of me so I didn't die or kill anyone else.

    You could keep the screen off and listen to the game if your local radio isn't carrying it.
     
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    Keep pants on ppl. I only tried it because it happens to be free this month and watching a live game on my phone is new to me. Wondered what it would be like. Turns out, the quality for the audio only stream is MUCH better.
     
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    I just let my 10 yr old sit on my lap and steer. Much safer

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    Yes the quality isn't too great, but it's better than nothing. Unless you have 4g, which you don't, the video is watchable, but expect some lag and definitely some choppiness.

    I know watching a live game on your phone is new to you, but asking this type of question when you're supposed to be driving was indeed a silly question. There's no way we can stop you, but we definitely don't agree with it. Stay safe on the road and enjoy the NFL app!
     
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    Unless you have a slingbox .. :D But... personally I dont even think anyone should be allowed to talk on the phone while driving, unless hands free, and everytime I see someone talking on their phone I lay on the horn until they are out of sight...
     
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    Be careful , I'm a really good driver with lots of hours on street and circuit , I've been driving on the most dangerous roads in the world without an incident , always watching the trafic around me and even avoided some rear impacts that woud have got most of the people . I only had one accident and that was because I was starting to think I'm a good driver and I can avoid anything so I started messing with my smartphone , I was just looking for a split second at the screen to get directions and a split second was enough to hit another car , no messing with the phone anymore , learned my lesson the hard way .

    Look what not paying attention where you are driving can do to you , even if the road seems clear .


    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=386_1278625810
     
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    It's not legal and it is dangerous to everyone else on the road, only a very selfish person would put children and everyone else on the road at risk to watch a football game!!!!
     
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