(Closed) Using your phone while driving… do you do it?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Using your phone while driving... do you do it?
    Yes, I text while driving all the time : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No, I never text while driving : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Sometimes, I text while driving : (18 votes)
    17 %
    I text and use my phone only at red lights : (24 votes)
    23 %
    I don't even touch my phone when I'm driving. : (7 votes)
    7 %
    I always use a hands-free type device : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I have a hands-free type device and I sometimes use it : (9 votes)
    9 %
    I call people all the time without a hands-free device. : (20 votes)
    19 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I do talk on the phone occassionally – but hands free.  Never texting, I am not that coordinated!

    Post # 6
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    3012 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    Member
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    46159 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @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
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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 # 12
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    No, I don’t.

    Post # 14
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    14318 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The only time I use my phone while driving is when I need to use the GPS. Otherwise, no, never.

    Post # 16
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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. 

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