Safety first? Driving

@likaes (496)
Singapore
September 1, 2008 11:46pm CST
Do you think talking on the phone while driving is safe? Even if you had phone hands on the wheel and were using a bluetooth headset or a earpiece. I've heard that even so, you can become too engrossed in the conversation and lose your focus on the road. So, how do you feel about talking on the phone while driving - do you think its safe? Do you do it?
5 responses
@Laura84 (191)
2 Sep 08
It is very dangerous, that's why it has been banned. What I find more incredible are the people who txt whilst driving.
@likaes (496)
• Singapore
3 Sep 08
Wow, there are people who do that? I think that's even more hazardous than being on the phone. Unless you're really good and can type with one hand without looking at the screen...
@jtsarkis (64)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Talking on the phone while driving is VERY dangerous. If you have a hands free device, that is okay. But if you don't, that could mean increasing your chances of getting into a car accident. You can get killed or kill other people. In my opinion, it's just not worth it. I'd rather wait to use the phone until I reach my destination or stop somewhere. If it's a really inportant call, I would pull over or stop in a parking lot to use my phone. I always say that I'd rather be safe than sorry. Or people can just pay a little bit to get a hands free device. It's either pay now for a hands free, or pay later with the ultimate price... your life!
@likaes (496)
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
Yeah, its kinda silly, they try to save time, but it might end up costing them more than they saved.
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
4 Sep 08
for me, your focus would be divided to your driving and your conversation on the phone...better be safe than sorry!
@nazzy24 (64)
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
if i were to ask it is better not to use your cellphone or accept calls while driving..but if it is so important call you can stop for a while and answer that important call..
• Australia
2 Sep 08
I have to say that i do it but i do agree with the studies that it does cause you to take some of your attention away from the road even using a bluetooth device. If your driving in a city i don't believe that you should talk on the phone at all no matter how competent you are behind the wheel. Where is out on open roads with very little traffic then not so much of a problem.