(Closed) Cell Phones to be Banned while Driving? What do you think?

posted 7 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Do you think cell phones should be banned while driving?
    YES, ban cell phones while driving : (85 votes)
    74 %
    No, allow cell phones while driving : (30 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have no problem with it.  FI was just in a fender bender because of his stupid cell phone that he was using as a GPS.  Told him he could’ve waited until a red light.  It will help eliminate some problems on the road.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    They are alraedy illegal where I am. I think it’s a good idea. You are allowed only hands free devices.  I find it’s really distracting to be trying to find buttons while operating a vehicles – there are a lot of lives at stake with others on the road! Its only safe.

    Post # 5
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @adnama: They will be getting rid of hands free devices as well from my understanding.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @adnama: Same! It’s illegal here as well. I fully support it.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Same here – already illegal where I live except for hands-free devices.  They’re cracking down on other distractions too, apparently – like eating and applying make up while driving.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Rouquine: Oh that’s interesting.  Up here in canada it’s fine for those.  I think hands free should be allowed, because it’s really just the same as talking to a passenger in your car.

    Post # 10
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s illegal in New Jersey too, but people still do it so I think they’re trying to tweak/change to really crack down now.  At least that’s how my news report made it sound.

    Post # 11
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    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @cbee: It sucks, but he takes full responisbility and told me I was right and he should listen to me more often.  He told the officer the entire truth – that he wasn’t texting or talking on the phone.  He was looking at GPS to find out where his school field trip was.  I told him he coud’ve found out before he left or at a red light at leat (which isn’t allowed either, but a hell of a lot safer).  So, I was kind of mad at him for awhile.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @adnama: Ditto. Drivers are getting worse and worse these days as it is. Anything that cuts down on distracted driving is great in my book.

    I wish they would ban more than phones. I once had a guy nearly sideswipe me because he was weaving around so much in his lane. When he pulled up beside me at a red light, I looked over and saw that he had an open styrofoam takeout container in his lap and he was eating Chinese food with a fork while driving with his other hand!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    God I hope they don’t ban them.  I get about an one billable hour of work done over the phone on the way to work and home.  This allows me to leave work a little earlier every day.  If cell phones are banned completely this would REALLY extend my work day.

    I should mention that here we can only use cell phones with handfree devices.

    Post # 15
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    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve literally driven my car from the northern US to the west coast to the southern US to the east coast and in between and I can confidently say that I have never witnessed more dangerous, insane, irresponsible drivers than I have since I’ve been on the east coast. Especially in Maryland. People literally lose their minds if there is too much sun, too little sun or any form or amount of precipitation or wind, or another car on the road (which there always is one). These lunatics then decide that despite the fact that they are barely capable of properly operating a motor vehicle or obeying traffic laws that they are going to throw a cell phone on top of the mix.

    Yeah. Ban them. Course. Banning them won’t be enough for Maryland. They’ll need to require a driving test every 5 years on top of it to maintain your license. I’ve seen drunk drivers in other states drive more safely than sober drivers in Maryland.

    Rant over. Down with cell phones while driving!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s already illegal here.

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