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Post time 2011-12-14 17:05:57 |Display all floors
U.S. safety investigators called on Tuesday for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving, a prohibition that would include certain applications of hands-free technology becoming more common in new cars. As cell phone use or texting distracts drivers' attentions that would cause fatal traffic accidents, should drivers be allowed to text and talk on cellphones?
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Post time 2011-12-14 17:49:06 |Display all floors
My opinion: no. unless they can do it while having eyes on the road and 2 hand on the steering wheel

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Post time 2011-12-14 18:14:42 |Display all floors
No one should use a phone whilst driving unless it is a bespoke 'hands-free' and I still think that people become distracted by even this  ............

I remember seeing some research conducted into this and the drivers were unable to multi-task as well as they thought they could .........

There was a news piece yesterday where a woman in China turned a corner in an quite sedentary manner and ran over (or even rolled over) a pedestrian .........

One can assume that she was on the phone when such a thing happened and not paying any attention the the driving ..........   
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Post time 2011-12-14 21:16:24 |Display all floors
expatter Post time: 2011-12-14 18:14
No one should use a phone whilst driving unless it is a bespoke 'hands-free' and I still think that  ...

It is similarily distracting as drunk driving, as studies show.
What do we know about drunk driving and safety?
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So why should talking or even texting behind the steering wheel be allowed?
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Post time 2011-12-14 21:19:29 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2011-12-14 21:16
It is similarily distracting as drunk driving, as studies show.
What do we know about drunk drivin ...

It should be an instant ban .........

The price of someone's life is more important than .......

"What's for dinner tonight"? .........  
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Post time 2011-12-15 10:19:01 |Display all floors
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Post time 2011-12-18 15:18:54 |Display all floors
No, when your driving your driving, there are too many lives at stake, for some fool to to put life and safety below their damn phone use is criminal. immediate minimum of 5 years Gaol  just for using it while driving.
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