If You Drop Your Cell Phone While Driving

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  1. Torren61

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    He shouldn’t have been on his phone while driving. (Posted from my iPhone while driving.)













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  2. tery

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    They probably just left the bar ?
     
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    When I worked on the ARMY base, if you got caught driving with a cellphone in your hand you were subject to immediate escort off base, loss of driving privileges (on base) and/or a fine. That was put in effect some years ago...yet I saw folks yakking/texting and driving on a daily basis. Less so when cars started to come equipped standard with Bluetooth hands-free phone stuff. I don't recall ever hearing of it being enforced.

    People often text at a red light. You can tell when they don't even move their head when the light turns green. That's usually the only time I ever use my horn.

    Before we had cellphones, I once passed a guy on the interstate that was reading a magazine propped up on his steering wheel. Sheesh.
     
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    I may have mentioned this before....Texas Monthly Magazine once asked some DPS (State Troopers) officers for the strangest things they'd ever witnessed. One said a car once PASSED him on highway, driver appeared to be occupied with something in the front seat. He chased the car down, and went to investigate. A woman was CHANGING A BABY'S DIAPER while doing over 70MPH.
    This was before the days of cellphones. Otherwise, she might have been doing it WHILE on the phone!.....
     
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    Daughter...

    the polyglot, published in a medical journal as a high school student, ivy league educated holder of a master's....

    rear ended a fellow (at 3 miles per hour) while texting in a traffic jam. Fellow claimed neck injury. Daughter lost her insurance.

    She won't do that again.
     
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    He's talking on a cellphone while driving, that's covered in Stupid #101.
    Then he drops it and bends over to pick it up - I'm not sure if that's covered in Stupid #102 or Stupid #103.
     
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    The people that use their cell phones while driving are very friendly. Just the other day I was behind one at a stop sign. She was texting and just sitting there not going. So I gently tapped my horn, to let her know I was waiting. She did proceed to take a right onto the now long empty road. I followed since that was the way I was going. She was still moving very slow, so I decided to pass her. We had 2 lanes, so I did not have to hurry. As I passed I glanced over, and she was waving a finger telling me I was #1. She was so nice about it.

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    4 or 5 persons were recently killed in a fiery crash here, apparently cell phone was involved, trucked driver did not even attempt to brake
     
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    I never will understand why anyone does that. Really easy just to do it using the Bluetooth in the car. Requires zero looking, hands-free, and simple. You can even send and receive texts using voice only. Pair your phones people!
     
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    something similar happened about a year ago by my house... it was a state parks truck! the guy SWORE he fell asleep (it was like 10 in the morning)

    no real injury... so, just a head shaker.
     
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    no bluetooth in the rape van amigo...
     
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    I've never owned a vehicle capable of doing that either.
    "So you see officer, I had to hold the phone while driving."
     
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    Which he's likely going to find a little challenging. "Mr. Bozo, can you tell me why you were fired from your previous employment?"

    "Uh..."
     
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    I don't make a living by driving, so when I do drive I treat it as my quiet time. Everyone that is important to me knows that if I don't answer (phone or text) I am likely behind the wheel. Anyone else can leave a message. I'll deal with it when I get where I am going. NOTHING is that important that I will risk my life/health, or endanger anyone else's.

    Sadly.... he likely won't.

    It's 100% illegal here to use any hand held device while driving and we still lose about 50 innocent people per year to people that just don't get it.

    It is surprising how many people CANNOT do this... resulting in a bigger fiasco when the phone rings. Now not only are they answering the phone manually, when they hang up they feel the urge to try and figure out why bluetooth isn't working the way they thought it should... while continuing to cruise down the road. YIKES!

    Yes... I know a few people like this. I don't drive with them.
     
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    It's a shame and I see it every day. Sometimes I'll be at a red light and the person in front of me on a cell phone
    when the light turns green she doesn't go so I BLAST the horn at the person...that moves them. Other times on a highway
    or interstate I see them in the lanes beside me talking/texting/whatever.
     
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    Hard to understand why they can't do that. I'm 72, rarely use my cell phone, and don't seem to have problem doing so.
     
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    Illegal as of Sept 19 IIRC so not even a month since motorists touching a cell phone was banned in Maine.

    I'm not sure if a passenger can touch or use a cell phone in a car though?
     
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    Given that he took out a pole in what appears to be a 25mph zone (plus as you reported ran a stop sign), I'm guessing he was also speeding?

    Banning cell phone use won't fix stupid!
    Might limit the harm caused by rampant stupidity though...

    Speaking for myself, I assume neighborhoods like this have little kids playing ball in the yard and riding bikes in the street.
    IDK how any human being can decide that is of no consequence to them and their special needs.
    OMG I haven't checked FB in 30 seconds...
     
  20. beagle

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    6 points on your licence here for even holding a phone whilst driving, if they don't just give you an outright ban.
     
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