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Cell phones and driving, will it come to this?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Metalbasspro, Mar 2, 2014.


  1. Metalbasspro

    Metalbasspro

    Feb 9, 2009
    New law that I would Support

    In the interest of Public Safety and to dramatically reduce loss of life, Cellular Devices and their Battery/Power Supply must be separated into 2 locking containers while inside a moving vehicle. This pertains to passengers, as well as, drivers.

    Now THIS is a law I can get behind. Texting and operation of a cellular device while driving has surpassed, in 1 year, the number of deaths related to drinking and driving over 10 years. Of course, THIS would actually make an impact in saving lives, so it will never pass. We'd rather separate ammunition from firearms in a vehicle because the deaths related to firearms are less than 1/100th of those related to operating cellular devices while driving.

    Just something I was thinking about on my way home when I was almost wiped out by *** ***** driving and looking down at their cell phones instead of paying attention to the road and traffic... 3 times by 3 different drivers in under 30 minutes!
     
  2. So I am exempt due to the fact that my iPhone has an integrated battery? OK, cool. Proceed.
     
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  4. +1

    Poorly thought out law.

    *edit* I agree with the sentiments behind it, but it's just silly.
     
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Manitoba, Canada
    Do like I do. If I see someone driving and texting, I text their license plate to 911.
     
  6. And I assume you pull over to do this? Man, how do you get anywhere on time?
     
  7. sm49341

    sm49341

    May 12, 2013
    Michigan
    I often think of what can be done. I think the burden is on the phone manufacturers to come up w some type of solution.
     
  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Would it make you happier if we increased the number off drive by's to balance the ratio?
     
  9. bachlover

    bachlover Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    We've had a "Distracted Driving" fine here for a couple of years now. Doesn't seem to have curtailed the use of devices while driving, but @ least it's some deterrent. Some people look like they're impaired drivers when using those things.
     
  10. What is needed is enforcement.
     
  11. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Jamming devices onboard all motor vehicles that power up with ignition? We gotta do something...things are way outta hand.
     
  12. prd004

    prd004

    Dec 3, 2010
    Wow passengers too? That's insane last time I checked the passenger(s) aren't operating a vehicle.
     
  13. JennySuzuki

    JennySuzuki

    Dec 18, 2013
    Self-driving cars would be a good start.
     
  14. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Istanbul
    Snipers. Everywhere.

    When they see a texting driver, boom! Shoot their engines with a .50 cal, best lesson ever.

    :D
     
  15. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    A large component of this problem is a general feeling of entitlement to cell phone use any time anywhere.
    As a passenger you can't drink alcohol either....get over it.
     
  16. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Treat it like DUI with REAL fines, and REAL suspensions, and REAL jail time. My friends nephew was killed by someone texting behind the wheel.

    The soccer mom who plowed through the stop sign (2 others were also killed) got a $5000 fine, and 10 years probation. IMO, the 10 yrs probation should have started the day when she got released after 40 years for 3 counts of vehicular manslaughter.

    When it fits the proximity, I honk at people on their phones. At least their friend might notice they are talking to an ***-****.
     
  17. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Answering ones audibly ringing cell phone in a movie theater or quiet setting concert, unless one is a doctor or attending to a real emergency, should receive a steel-toed boot to the crotch.

    Perhaps more than one.

    So sick of rudeness as accepted social norm.
     
  18. Metalbasspro

    Metalbasspro

    Feb 9, 2009
    Make it a felony like transporting a concealed firearm with ammunition in it rather then the legal way of being locked up and I bet people would pay attention.

    I know I make sure my firearm is un loaded and locked before it travels with me.

    Phone has internal batteries? OK just keep it all locked up. You can write the law any way you need to.
     
  19. Metalbasspro

    Metalbasspro

    Feb 9, 2009
    If it saves just one life...... LOL :D
     
  20. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    We have a hands free law. If an officer sees you with a phone in your hand, you can get a ticket and a point on your license.

    Something like 75% of these tickets have been uncontested, but there was a particularly riveting one where an officer had a subpoena for phone records and won.
     
  21. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    In this thread: craziness
     



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