Talking/texting on the cell phone while driving...URKS my NERVES!

United States
May 15, 2007 12:36pm CST
It totally bugs me when a car all of a sudden slows down in front of me and when I pass by the car, the driver is on the cell phone. Clearly this is a danger to the driver and the cars around me. It never fails for me to see when a car is driving slow on the INTERSTATE in the fast lane, the person is on his/her cell phone. This should be banned immediately!
4 responses
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
15 May 07
Hi dimplesnlaughs, I saw on the news New Jersey just passed a law making it illegal to text while driving. I am sure many other States will follow. Too many accidents happen because people don't pay attention while driving.
• United States
15 May 07
Yes, it is a problem all over. My Mom was in an accident with her little car and an SUV right near her home. The guy was on the phone and suddenly switched lanes without looking. He totalled my Mom's car. Fortunately, there was a woman right near my Mom who saw the whole thing, and witnessed the fact that the guy had been on the phone. This woman called the police for my Mom, stayed with her, and even yelled at the guy to get back into the car and stay put, because he was trying to drive away. She was willing to make a statement to the police, and for that the insurance paid for my Mom to get a new car. Thank god, because Mom was so scared and unable to think straight at the time. Cellphones while driving are banned here in NY. You can get a hefty ticket for it -- but cops rarely pull anyone over for it unless they do it right in plain sight of the policeman.
@wenkinnoc (483)
15 May 07
i have a simple solution, the people who talk/text on their mobile phones whilst driving obviously cant live without the damn thing. So, we take away their driving license for 6 months so they can text and talk on the mobile for as long as they want. Sounds extreme, but when they are behind the wheel they can kill somone, so if it saves lives and makes people realise that what they are doing is putting others at risk then I am in favour of such drastic measures.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
15 May 07
In the UK this is highly illegal and comes with three points off your license and a big fine if caught. I think it has been demonstrated very conclusively that people die when they are cosntantly distracted by mobile phones on the road, I would never allow it even before the law changed.