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News Cell Phone Automotive Usage Thoughts?

  1. Mar 22, 2010 #1

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    http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12166928 [Broken]
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9ED5BI00.htm [Broken]
    http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/87601672.html [Broken]
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/cell-phones/?p=3263 [Broken]

    I think the title speaks for itself here... There is a new law that's been passed by the House in Washington (the good Washington). It makes cell phone usage a primary offense. As a present and future Washington resident, I am currently thanking God for this. We need to get these people off the roads. However, these are just my $0.02. I want 50 people's opinions, so I can go buy a candy bar with $1.00 of thoughts.
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  3. Mar 22, 2010 #2
    I drive a very winding road on the way home. 1/3rd of the yahoos can't control their trajectory in a manner that keeps me from hugging the shoulder on an inside turn in anticipation of their ineptitude. 1/3rd are incapable of taking my half of the road in their persusit to get from where they are to where they want to be. Give them all hands-free cell phones and I expect my insurance rates to increase dramatically.

    My next vehicle will be a snow plow, 10 feet wide, which I shall drive through the sleet free streets of sunny southern California.
  4. Mar 24, 2010 #3

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    Well, I'd personally prefer that Bluetooth and hands-free be banned as well, but I know that Verizon and TMobile and the like would never let such a bill pass, so why bother?

    It's even worse if you commonly (twice daily) drive in the vicinity (to or from) a high school. It has to be at least 80%...
  5. Mar 24, 2010 #4


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    What? Why would they care?

    I've never heard any real push from cell phone companies to keep driving on the cell phone legal, and I don't see why they would start pushing to ensure hands free is legal. It's not like people are going to stop using cell phones (it's not like they stopped using them in the car just because it's illegal either)
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