If You Drop Your Cell Phone While Driving

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  1. Bones

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    Leave it on the floor until you come to a full and complete stop.

    This is the scene in front of my house right now...

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    Yikes!
     
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    Never even tapped the brakes, he's lucky he didn't kill himself or anyone else.
     
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    Hopefully he’ll learn.
     
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    Holy crap
     
  6. Recce

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    I have Bluetooth in my car but don’t pick up my phone while driving. How do you know this was caused by a lost cell phone?
     
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    I was talking to the cops and that's his story.
     
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    Down here in Tennessee & Georgia it IS illegal to even hold a phone while driving :)
     
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    Same here, he ran a stop sign as well, that's against the law here too. :)
     
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    Just to try and clarify the orientation of this, the road you see in the photos with the double yellow lines, runs east west, he was coming down a hill from the left /north of that road and passed a stop sign and crashed into the pole and flipped over.

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    I have driven through Nashville at rush hour and counted the drivers on their phones. It is literally about one in four. This is in bumper to bumper traffic crossing back and forth on interstates at from twenty to sixty miles per hour. The intersections on the interstates in Nashville cross each other. I would think you would want to focus on driving but not so much.
     
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    If he hasn't learned yet, I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
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    It's illegal here in Maine, but that doesn't seem to be stopping anyone.

    (Pot is legal here, and that's not stopping anyone, either!)
     
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    xxxx
     
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    Agreed, but the cell phone law in Tennessee has only been in effect for a couple of months now. I haven’t yet heard any friends who have received a ticket for it, but yeah, I still see it everyday.
     
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    Company van too. I hope he found his phone because he'll need it to find another job.
     
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    IF I’m on the phone while driving, which is very rarely, I put it on speakerphone, and put it in my shirt pocket.
    So far, so good.
    Perhaps I shouldn’t even do that.
    I was in a terrible wreck (completely unrealated to the topic here) almost four years ago.
    I drive very carefully.
     
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    I'm writing this from Tennessee and I drive through Georgia all the time (even if often just that New England/Trenton segment) and I see hand helds in use all the time. I mean "I see you and you're holding/using it" not just the way phone using drivers move badly in traffic.

    Police are busy protecting soft targets like ball games, are busy escorting elected officials, or are out on crimes in progress calls. Speed copping, for instance, is way down (radar traps). IMO the "working end" of these laws is in allocation of fault in wrecks - just like failure to wear a seatbelt or something like that.
     
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    Those off-center impacts can look like nothing afterwards and still be fatal.

    What a lamebrain !
     
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    It's been against the law for quite a while in California to use a cell phone when driving, but it only stops those who aren't really into using one. The hardcore phone users talk and drive, text and drive, and drive by braille. KABOOM is a common sound oft heard on the streets. Not far from where I live in a nice neighborhood a drunk hit THREE parked cars, landed in someone's front yard, and passed out. Gotta give the cops credit they were there pronto and got him.
     
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