While you have a call, do you stop driving?

@dik_an (475)
Malaysia
March 20, 2009 6:32pm CST
Hello lotter! I want to ask you here, do you stop driving to pick up a call ? There are many accident due to that. My dad sometimes keep driving while pick up a call (especially in the Tol), but my mom, cannot pick a call because she can not focus if she calling someone and driving at one time. Just becareful in the road friends, and avoid your self from the accident. Happy mylotting!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
I live in Melbourne Australia and it is illegal to drive while using a mobile phone and yet people still do it, I think it is crazy to drive while talking on a mobile, I have even seen people turning corners while talking on them, it is so dangerous, I wish a few more would get caught at it....
@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
21 Mar 09
Yep, that is true. We must take care of ourself and becareful while driving a car. Happy my lotting lilaclady!
@bubbletush (1334)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
I do not receive calls while driving because it is not very safe to do. It would get my mind off to driving. Although if I am waiting for a very important call, I make sure that my cellphone is set to hands-free and auto answer function so I need not pick it up when it rings and simply talk.
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• China
4 Apr 09
Well, I usually do not stop driving in this case. I use the bluetooth headphone to help me answer the phone. Especially when you are in a busy road, you can not stop easily in the middle of the road. I know this is dangerous. So if I think it is not safe enough to answer a call, I will not answer it. I will find a safe place to answer.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
i don't always stop. I know I should. Driving while talking on a cell phone in becoming more illegal in many places. People are not always safe on the road doing it. I wish there were more laws about this. On base where I work you can lose driving privledges for this.
• Brazil
21 Mar 09
I think that no matter how important the call might be, you have to wait because it's really dangerous. I've heard a lot of accidents caused by this.
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@sona22 (1431)
• India
21 Mar 09
I have no car and I don't drive even a scooter. But my husband always stop the bike/car for receiving a call. He never gives me chance to warn him.
@aweins (4203)
• India
21 Mar 09
hi dik_an, my dear friend, here in my country its not allowed to pick up calls when you are driving but then too people pick. and my hubby is also one of them, who else will i count other hahaha. i dont. i dont receive any call while driving. i dont even like my hubby picking any calls. it distracts you from driving and can cause serious caonsequences, but he hardly listens to me. most of the times i try to pick all the calls when i am siting beside him when his phone rings. there are so many accidents and if police catches you you are in big soup.
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@jiacky (191)
• China
21 Mar 09
I think I would no't! I think safety is the first! thank you and good luck to you!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
21 Mar 09
Usually I do not use the mobile phone as I drive.If at all I need to talk I just pullover and continue the conversation.I am not comfortable of speaking over the phone while driving.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 09
I don't stop driving when i have a call. Simply because i don't answer calls when i'm driving. What i do is just call them back asap when i'm done and inform them why didn't i answered their calls.
@lingzi (568)
• China
21 Mar 09
dik-an, i don't have the certificate ,but i always see some one answering a phone while driving . i konw it's very dangerous ,but i think it's not suitably for me to tell them ,as they also konw the danger.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
hi dik an I don't drive but sometimes I see the driver of a bus or of public transportations receive a call or text while driving. this makes me nervous being in their vehicle. Drivers are not allowed to take those calls or texts shile driving here but many still do that thus endangering the lives of many passengers. Fortunately I haven't heard of any accidents happening due to phone calls or such here.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
21 Mar 09
I live in Australia and here if you are caught talking on your mobile phone while driving you will receive a hefty fine so I don't do it for that reason and because of the safety aspect of course. My husband works as a sales representative and is on the road for most of a typical work day and receives many calls during that time so he has Bluetooth installed in his car so he can use the phone hands free which works well for him and is perfectly legal at the moment (there are talks of making it illegal) but I have to wonder sometimes whether hands free is really any safer, after all calls would affect your concentration.
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• Malaysia
21 Mar 09
erm i dont normally stop when i have to answer my phone while driving. guilty as charged. it depends on who's calling though. if i know that person and want to talk to him/her then i'll answer it even if i'm driving, but i'll make sure to keep my eyes on the road and keep the conversation very brief. if not, then i wont bother to answer at all.
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
Are you going to report me if I say i don't? Then, my answer is yes, i stop the car and park to answer a call. :) Ok, you got me, sometimes I would think that it's an important call, I usually answer. Then I'll tell the other person that I am driving and I will call them back. I promise to stop the car to answer an important call or ignore the call. Happy mylotting! Cheers!
• China
21 Mar 09
it's illegal here also, but 90% drivers still phone while driving, what a pity!
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