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Old 01-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #51
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:30 AM   #52
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It is not that I am against talking on a cell phone and driving period. I just think most people do not know what their priorities should be. My commute is about 50 minutes in the morning, and again in the afternoon. This is my time. I do not want to be talking on the phone, or not talking the whole way to and from work. I hate talking on the phone period. Kinda funny considering the job I have had for the last 15 years. I also find it rude to the other people that happen to be in the car with you. When my boys are in the car with me, I really hate to be on the phone. I want to talk to them. They are 12 and 9. How much longer will it be that they are in the car with me? My wife did get me a blue tooth device that allows the audio to play through the car speakers. I like it a lot. I have some tunes on my phone, and it plays those. When the phone rings, the music stops, and I can carry on my conversations. Once you hit the end button, the music starts back where it paused at the beginning of the call.
I have had the same type of job for over 20 years now and feel pretty much the same as you do about cell phones.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #53
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Nobody calls me while I'm driving... I don't have any friends...
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:03 AM   #54
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Lets please stay away from the politics side of this topic. Talking about "revenue generation for government bodies" violates our rules. If we can keep on topic without going to politics then this topic can remain up on the board.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:47 AM   #55
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Nobody calls me while I'm driving... I don't have any friends...
Me either!!! I'm crying right along with ya!
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:06 AM   #56
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Am I missing something?

There is scientific evidence that talking on the phone handsfree is almost as distracting as holding the phone.

It's the talking itself that distracts the brain from the task at hand -- driving.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #57
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There is scientific evidence that talking on the phone handsfree is almost as distracting as holding the phone.

It's the talking itself that distracts the brain from the task at hand -- driving.
Well in that case we should enact legislation banning talking while driving rather than on cell phone usage. I'm not being facetious, I'm just pointing out what IMO is faulty logic. (not your logic Jenny, the lawmakers)


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Old 01-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #58
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Me either!!! I'm crying right along with ya!
I can relate. All three of us should get together. Oh, and leave your cell phones at home. :)
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I can relate. All three of us should get together and leave your cell phones at home. :)
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I believe the difference between talking on the phone and talking to someone in the passenger seat is that the person in the passenger seat can see what is going on the road and knows when to shut up and let you concentrate. The person on the cell phone only sees what is going on in their own location.
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