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Old 03-05-2004, 02:07 AM   #11
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I use my phone in the car too. But I have a hands free.
It works great, I see people all the time driving while on
there phone and it does effects there driving. One day
I went to the dealership and I was parked on the street
across from the dealership. And this lady was backing up
to to get a parking place one car in front of me. Oh did I
mention she was on her cell while parking. Then BAM! she
hits the car in front of me hard! But continued to park her
car. All this time she has not put down the phone. Then gets
out and walks across the street goes inside, still talking on
the phone. I could not believe it. It was funny as hell!
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I'm with ya Sol....I hate it. Yesterday during rush hour about half the people were yackin' on their cell phones, and one of them almost caused an accident because he wasn't paying attention and had to slam on his brakes late.

I say you use a headset if you need to place a call. New York has already banned cell phone use without a headset while in a moving vehicle.
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I only do it when im on the highway or light traffic, everybody talks about cell phone users but I thin k an even more dangerous practice are the people that have pets in their laps while they are driving

(sorry to hijack but I felt it had to be said)
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People drive with there pets on there laps???
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In Winnipeg I see it all the time especially with old people in the summer, with little dogs in their lap while they are driving
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People drive with there pets on there laps???
yes do it all the time when taking um to vet an such keeps um calm hasnt been a problem yet
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I'm with ya Sol....I hate it. Yesterday during rush hour about half the people were yackin' on their cell phones, and one of them almost caused an accident because he wasn't paying attention and had to slam on his brakes late.

I say you use a headset if you need to place a call. New York has already banned cell phone use without a headset while in a moving vehicle.
I think it'* way too much of a risk. You are trying to concentrate on two things at once, one of which is very important. I know some people can multitask, but I believe the majority should not talk on one in the city. I still wonder if the girl who rear-ended me was on a cell phone, because she hit me pretty hard. If she was paying attention better, she could have got on the brakes faster and maybe not caused as much damage.
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I only do it when im on the highway or light traffic, everybody talks about cell phone users but I thin k an even more dangerous practice are the people that have pets in their laps while they are driving

(sorry to hijack but I felt it had to be said)
I agree. There are bunches of other things that people do on the road (fix their hair, change cds, drink coffee, etc...) that are just as bad if not worse. I personally try to stay off mine and when I am on it I usually use the handsfree set-then it'* like talking to a person sitting next to you.
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I only do it when im on the highway or light traffic, everybody talks about cell phone users but I thin k an even more dangerous practice are the people that have pets in their laps while they are driving

(sorry to hijack but I felt it had to be said)
I agree. There are bunches of other things that people do on the road (fix their hair, change cds, drink coffee, etc...) that are just as bad if not worse. I personally try to stay off mine and when I am on it I usually use the handsfree set-then it'* like talking to a person sitting next to you.
That'* a very good point. There are lots of different distractions. However, in the past couple years, cell phone usage has increased quite a bit. Thousands use their phones while driving now, along with changing the radio, eating, etc. It is adding to the problem quite a bit.
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as far as the radio, im glad to have a car with the buttons on the steering wheel. also, i try to burn a CD with all my favorite songs and just pop it in while in the city that way i have nothing to worry about while driving, as far as changing cds or stations all the time.
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