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Driving with electronic device

Discussion in 'The OT' started by kevinturcotte, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 #261 of 384
    hdtvfan0001

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    Totally agree - there are many stupid things done in a car while driving.

    Then again, it would be far more worthwhile to ban the drivers (yank their license and take their keys) who do these things.
     
  2. May 5, 2012 #262 of 384
    BattleScott

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    DUI is not a distraction, it is an impairment. The statistics involved in DUI driving and DUI crashes tell a completely different story than those of cell-phone use. To try and draw a parallel is absurd.
     
  3. May 5, 2012 #263 of 384
    BattleScott

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    You've never had a conversation with a passenger while driving?
     
  4. May 5, 2012 #264 of 384
    hdtvfan0001

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    Two words - DUCT TAPE.

    [Carry a role of it in my car for such emergencies]
     
  5. May 5, 2012 #265 of 384
    MysteryMan

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    To a degree, yes. Operating a motor vehicle should never be taken lightly. The average weight of a car is 3,596lbs. Do you really want to share the road with someone at any speed who is distracted by using a cell phone, eating/drinking, applying makeup, shaving, or using a vanity mirror? Before I made my living with income properties I was A OTR driver. The combine legal weight of a semi is 80,000lbs. We are taught to use the Smith System when operating a rig (Glance at your driver's side mirror, eyes back on the road. Glance at your gauges, eyes back on the road. Glance at your right side mirror, eyes back on the road). Failure to do so impedes your awareness of your surroundings. It makes good sense to do the same when driving a car.
     
  6. May 5, 2012 #266 of 384
    fluffybear

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    My point was that in that 'particular' experiment there was a definite conclusion. Does that mean had they done the experiment a second time, used different subjects, or made changes in the way it was executed that you would not see different results, not at all.

    My complaint with the way they tested this was that Jamie was not having a genuine conversation with the drivers but rather something I would call senseless dribble.
     
  7. May 5, 2012 #267 of 384
    hdtvfan0001

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    :up:

    That's the real answer....but since some folks aren't interested in doing the right thing or the facts...my reply fit the previous question spot on. :D
     
  8. May 5, 2012 #268 of 384
    BattleScott

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    Never thought of anything else while driving?

    Bad day at work...
    Next post on DBSTalk...
    Look at that idiot over there on the cell-phone...
    3.99 a gallon!!! what the hell, what's causing this...
    Boy that coffee smells good, I wish I could reach down and take a sip...
    God I hate that song, too bad I can't change the radio...
     
  9. May 5, 2012 #269 of 384
    hdtvfan0001

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    Question asked and answered your honor.
     
  10. May 5, 2012 #270 of 384
    MysteryMan

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    Wonders if those who are for using a cell phone while driving would feel safe and be comfortable while flying knowing the pilot is using a cell phone while performing take offs and landings? :sure:
     
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    BattleScott

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    I would think they would have a hard time, what with all that radio communication going on during the process...
     
  12. May 5, 2012 #272 of 384
    BattleScott

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    What was the answer?
     
  13. May 5, 2012 #273 of 384
    MysteryMan

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    Radio communication and phone communication are two different things. You're comparing apples with oranges.
     
  14. May 5, 2012 #274 of 384
    hdtvfan0001

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    There are always going to be certain "special people" who think rules and laws don't apply to them. They are among the most vocal when trying to defend their "not me" mindset for those actions. Some can only learn the hard way.

    I know a former coworker just like that...he always called those opposing cell phone while driving "over-reactionaries". He found out how wrong he was when one day last year he was talking on his cell phone while driving, and suddenly found someone else's hood ornament appearing in his lap. Lucky for him and the other driver...they both survived. Many other's aren't so lucky.
     
  15. May 5, 2012 #275 of 384
    fluffybear

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    Those who insist on using hand held devices while driving should also be limited to 20MPH and to one single lane. At least this way they are less likely to kill or injure an innocent party. FYI, I feel the same about people who are eating or putting on make-up while driving as well.
     
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    BattleScott

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    Take-off and landing a commercial jet takes a coordinated effort between the pilot, co-pilot, filght engineer and tower personnel. And you're accusing me of comparing apples with oranges?
     
  17. May 5, 2012 #277 of 384
    BattleScott

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    Seems like any objective conversation over the actual merits/results of cell phone BANS is done.
     
  18. May 5, 2012 #278 of 384
    MysteryMan

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    Reread my post. I never mentioned commercial jets. I used the words pilot and flying in my post. Perhaps your were "distracted" by cell phone use when reading my post. :sure:
     
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    Good try. :sure:
     
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    Yes, that way they can call and find out where the closest gas station is so when they run out they know how far they have to walk to get a can filled.
     

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