Post # 1
Using your phone while driving… do you do it?
I talk on the phone sometimes, although it rarely happens because my phone is always on vibrate, so I always miss phone calls. I do have a bluetooth availale.
As for texting, I did a long time ago but now that it can be against the law. (I don’t know if it is in my state.) Also, it can be unsafe. I try really hard to resist from texting while I am actively driving. If I need to text or (check WB), I’ll do it during red lights.
Post # 3
The only time that I talk on the phone while driving is if I am stuck in traffic and need to notify someone that I am going to be late. I do think texting is against the law in the state of Washington; along with talking on the phone while driving.
Post # 4
I do talk on the phone occassionally – but hands free. Never texting, I am not that coordinated!
Post # 5
@noritake22: haha, thanks. Yeah, now that I think of it, yeah it is against the law. I don’t know for some reason I can never remember if it’s the law or not.
Post # 6
Texting and talking on the phone (unless a head piece is used or it’s on speaker) is illegal in the state of New Jersey. I rarely talk on the phone to begin with. I’ll text once in awhile, but usually at red lights. There’s cameras at red lights now though that will take a picture of drivers and you can get in trouble for even texting at a red light.
Post # 7
Texting while driving has claimed the lives of dozens of people is my area alone. I’m sorry, but I think it’s a really stupid thing to do. Stopped at a stop light, fine but driving down the highway, no f’ing way!
I use my phone all the time while driving but it’s always hands free. We have auxiliary in our car so we just plug our phones in to that and the sound comes through the speakers.
Post # 8
It is illegal to text or use your phone unless it is a handfree device in Sask. And it is stupid anyways, you get so distracted.
Post # 9
Never! As an ER nurse I looked after too many stupid people who thought they could concentrate on more than one thing at a time-including one mom who drove up on the sidewalk and killed a young boy on his bicycle. She will never forgive herself.
It is also against the law here in BC.
Post # 10
@ttn133: Intially WA made talking on the phone and texting a secondary offense but I belive last June was when it became a primary offense. I have to admit, I still do that bc I keep forgetting to charge my bluetooth. I have to stop.
Post # 11
Only on bluetooth….. the one time in recent memory that I decided to make a quick call without bluetooth, I got caught! I was at a red light, called FI to let him know I was on my way home from work (much later than normal, hence the call) and was off the phone before the light changed to green. Unfortunately for me, a cop had pulled up beside me at the light and pulled me over when the light turned green. $100 poorer, I will never use my phone whilst driving again – at least not without bluetooth! 🙁
Post # 14
I’d sometimes text while driving, and I used to love talking during the long commute home. Now its not so long, and I carpool so not so much. FI refuses to talk to me on the phone while I’m driving though.
Post # 15
The only time I use my phone while driving is when I need to use the GPS. Otherwise, no, never.
Post # 16
I don’t know if speaker-phone counts as hands-free but I am constantly on the phone while driving but it’s always in my cup holder and on speaker-phone. I never actually have it in my hand.