Talk on cell phone while driving !!!!!

@uditpanda (1023)
India
December 30, 2008 2:16pm CST
What do u think of those who talk on cell phone while driving. In my city the incidence is very frequent & the authorities take these things loosely.I think there should be strict norms about use of mobile phones about driving & the defaulters should be punished heavily. What is your view on this?
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4 responses
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
I agree that there should be a much heavier punishment to those who use their cellphone while driving. Even though some would say that it isn't affecting their driving, it actually does. Attending to other things while driving lowers your attention to the road thus increasing the risk of poor decision making and may result in an accident. It wouldn't hurt to pull over if it's a real important call. It all comes down to discipline and responsibility.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
2 Jan 09
I have faced one accident by a driver who was busy with his cellphone while driving. Though i escaped with minor bruises.....
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
Sorry to hear that. It's to know that you're fine and nothing very serious happened. That driver should have been penalized! What happened afterward? Take care.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
2 Jan 09
nothing much...just a little exchange of words....I now realise i should have gone forward...what say?
@itssahil (132)
• India
2 Jan 09
Yes you are right. Such people must be penalised heavily. Not only mobile users but one who drink and drive. They not only break the rules but bet others life as well. Why other innocent people suffer because of them. In my city so many accidental cases occurs due to these reasons. So to reduce it such people should be punished properly.
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
2 Jan 09
I really wonder how people do that...i have seen many instances people committing it & escaping...
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
31 Dec 08
Over here, if we are caught talking on the phone while driving, we will be fined. The authorities had been constantly reminding us of the dangers involved. However, I find that most people just don't abide by the law - even if they do not care about the authorities, they should at least think about how dangerous it could be.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I live in California where it is now illegal to drive while using a cell phone unless you have a hands free device such as a blue tooth headset. Coming January 1st, there will be a new law that states that you cannot text while driving (this to me is a no-brainer). I agree with both of these laws because it makes driving for me much safer by forcing the drivers who don't pay attention on the road because of cellular use to concentrate on their surroundings.