Why do you talk on the Cellphone while driving?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
June 16, 2009 7:32am CST
I see this all the time it is like it is a trend or something, or it's the thing to do, everywhere I look I see this, you can get in an accident doing this. Do you do this? don't Lie? a couple of summers ago my neice had just got out of her car she had her daughter with her, about five mins. later some Women came by driving talking on her Cellphone and hit my niece Car. It is really dangerous do d this, I won't lie if I do do it I will pull over on the sid of the rode or put the speaker phone on. Do you know anyone that talks on the Cellphone while driving? I will even see Buss Drivers doing this. People's lives are at stake!
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29 responses
• United States
16 Jun 09
There really is no point when you can get an earpiece at walmart for 10-20 bucks
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Welcome to mylot that's correct, only I didn't know that it cost that much.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I can't stand to see other drivers blabbing away on the phone while they're driving. It's an accident waiting to happen, and sooner or later it does. Some states have passed laws prohibiting it, and that's a good thing. The clip on ear phones aren't much better. Even if a drive is watching the road while driving, dividing you attention by talking and listening has to slow down response time, and sometimes every second counts. I also don't like to see drivers reading maps, doing personal grooming or eating.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You are so right have a good day!
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• Australia
12 Jul 09
We have a rule in our car: No speaking on the phone when driving, even if it is a hands free device! My partner doesn't always listen, but he has learnt to pull over to answer which is a start I suppose. I don't drive at all, so would never be caught doing a naughty.
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
16 Jun 09
I do it all the time. Usually when I am driving I will have my headset on. I know there are lots of people out there that do it and yes they do sometimes cause accidents. Some people just can't multi tast and those are the ones that shouldn't be driving and talking on their phones. However I know lots of people that can do both and do it safely. So for all to be punished I don't think that it is approiate.
• United States
17 Jun 09
It's true that people have to concentrate more on the road to avoid accidents, driving safety and avoiding collisions with people. That's enough to do in that state of mind when driving. But when someone that uses one hand on the phone and the other on the wheel, having a conversation while driving, causes a conflict and struggle trying to pay attention while driving and to the person they're talking to. I'd have to say the same thing for people who text message while working, there are some people who text message while looking at the phone while driving then all of a sudden, not looking end up hitting something. Here in our country it is required by law to use a bluetooth wireless headset while driving, as long the phone is hands free. Or if one has a cell phone stand next to them to set their phone on speaker. In any situation like that, one must pay more close attention on the road, it's better to just tell the person to call back later that they're driving. Sometimes, depending on any case, there can be phone call conversations on the phone that can turn ugly, both people on the phone can be arguing, getting upset and that loses the focus of the person driving. If say I use my cell phone while driving I make sure I have it set to speaker. If the conversation might take long, I'll let the person no that I'll get back to them later because I'm driving. Simple common sense and it does help out the person driving and prevents fatal situations. If it is one thing that gets me upset is that for people while they're driving can end up taking a while driving slow. Or let's say on the intersection, the light turns green but the person doesn't go yet, I'm honking my horn, the person finally goes, I pull to the side to see that the person is on the cell phone with one hand on the wheel. I roll my car windows down to let the driver know, "Pay attention on the road next time you moron!" Then that catches their attention.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Dam I rated you to quick! You are not a nice person, with all this name calling, if you don't stop it I will report you too Mylot. Mylot is suppose to be a nice community and you are not one of the nice ones! - for you!
• United States
17 Jun 09
Excuse me? This is my response message to what you said about what I think of people who use cell phones while they are driving. How is it that this is offending you? How did I offend you? I didn't call you any names did I? So how am I disrespecting you? What so everytime you think someone says something negative you're going to report them? Even though their response is not attacking or throwing insults at you? People have their opinions on discussions whether you view it as positive or negative. It's like you you post responses on people's discussion, yet some might view it as a positive or negative. I get people that post positive and negatives on my posts. Yet they are sharing their stories about someone else. People have the right to speak as long they are not insulting the person who made the post. I've made myself clear. Have a great time in Mylot.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I am sorry I read this wrong, I thought you were calling me a Moron, I beg your pardon, please forgive me. Ther is another person here with the name similar to yours, so sorry!
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@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
I never talk with the cellphone while i drive.. it is very dangerous, can be the cause of distraction and car crash!!!!
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
That's good it is dangerous, everone know it but continue to do it, in some Cities you get fined for it. A olot of people get killed and have all sorts of accidents.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
t5hat's true, Welcome to Mylot!
@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
Thank you so much!! ;D
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
17 Jun 09
marcia, I so agree with you that this is a very dangerous practice. I do not use my cell when I driving because I fear the worst may happen. Your niece was lucky she and her daughther had already exited that car before it was hit; the situation could have been so much worse. Driving while talking/texting can be hazardous to one's health.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Did you hear about the Train that killed all those people that were on the Train. It was terrible. read what i said in #23 or 22 Ithink? He killed all those people on the Train, just because he was Texting someone.
@roberten (3131)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I did here about that unfortunate accident on the news; we just do not know how something seemingly so innocent can possibly hurt so many people. We all should be more contemplative when it comes to our actions.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Amen to that! I hope you are having a good week-end! It is rainning here!
@Darkwing (21588)
17 Jun 09
We have a law here that you don't use your mobile whilst driving, but still a lot do. Bus drivers are allowed to use not mobile phones, but a network walkie-talkie type contraption, so that they can be alerted of traffic jams, their timing, or accidents. I guess that's ok... hands free. However, people who talk on mobiles whilst driving, whether hands free or not, I don't agree with! It doesn't take long to pull over out of the traffic to take or make a call, in an emergency, but otherwise, their phones should be switched off. They're a danger to everybody when their attention is distracted. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Yes, Darkwing that true, It is like they have to talk on phone when driving. they should banned it. Everwhere in the world. I bet if they were to tell people talk on your cellphone while driving you will go to Jail, that would stop alot of this.
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@Darkwing (21588)
22 Jun 09
I agree, but there has to be a better method for catching people who use their mobiles whilst driving. I've seen lots of people with phones to their ear, but they don't seem to be spotted by the traffic police. It's time to tighten up, methinks.
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@Fran69 (9)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I'm not going to lie I tried it the other day for the first time because it was an important phone call. After the first 10 seconds I couldn't take it. It's such a pain in the butt to talk on the phone and drive at the same time. Some people might have mastered it but still I don't see how people can do it. Where I live now in California you are not allowed to do it. You will be get a ticket. In Vegas where I am from and at now they don't care. I think they are still trying to pass it and really they need to.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thats good you don't I think they should make it a law everywhere in the world.
• United States
16 Jun 09
They probably should.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I never talk on my cell phone while driving. I never talk on it at all actually. I just have mine to text my husband or daughter when they are away from home. My daughter always has her dang cell phone on her and I told her to not talk on it or text while driving. I bet she is not listening to me though when I am not around.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
28 Jun 09
She better liste you her Mom! How are you? I hope you are having a good weekend!
@gemini_rose (16193)
20 Jun 09
This is something that annoys me no end and something that I notice an awful lot of when I am in the car with my hubby. It seems sometimes that everyone we pass is talking on a mobile phone and I really do not understand it, how on earth can they do two things at the same time. It only takes one slip of concentration and accidents happen, I wish people would see this and stop talking on their phones whilst driving surely the phone can wait!!!
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Yes, they do, you see this all the time, now more than ever. Have a good weekend!
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
17 Jun 09
it is very irresponsible to do that and i hate it when i see people doing that... you are right that it is very dangerous and people's lives are at stake... i am not driving and if i am, i will definitely won't be talking on the phone and risk my life and other people's lives on the street... take care and have a nice day...
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@LaresG (11)
• Czech Republic
17 Jun 09
Cellphone while driving is very dangerous, in czech are fine of 500-1000 czech crons it is 25 - 50 USD, it is much for one cellphone, but it is good for safeness on road.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Yes it is, that will teach them. Welcome to mylot! You will like this place, be a little patient, it it will be slow at first.
@kanecn (150)
• China
17 Jun 09
It's very common in my country although it against the traffic law. I think it's not responsible to other people and themselves, i hardly do this but sometimes i do when i'm waiting for a traffic lights or the phone call is important for me. Most time i just call them back later or pull over to answer the phone.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
17 Jun 09
Yes I do that too!
@suzzy3 (8365)
16 Jun 09
As a pedestrian it is a nightmare.They come bye chatting away and nearly knock you flying and they don't even realise you are even there.We have zebra crossing ,black and white stripes with flashing beacons in our village and you take your life into your hands when you cross it.most drivers will stop ,and we thank them,with a wave.One side stops and the other flys past chatting on their phones,it is very frightening.We all tell our kids to cross at the crossing where it is supposed to be safe.The police don't seem to want to bother.In all fareness if you cannot get the number plate they cannot chase them up.So it is pointless,all ages are just as bad as each other.Some people just disregard any rules of the road what is wrong with them.Like you say its peoples lives are at stake.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You got that right! I wish people would be more aware that talking on the phone is dangerous.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
16 Jun 09
You are so right about it being dangerous. I must admit though that I do sometimes use my cellphone while driving.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Yes, I know everyone does, a lot of people don't want to admit5 and and know it's wrong but still do it, I am doneit too. Itis dangerous though. most the the time I use my speaker phone or tell them to call me back because I am driving.
@Akila016 (70)
• China
16 Jun 09
My mother often do this.I think it's too dangerious,I often tell her that's not safe.But she always say she have to do this.She can't miss any call because they're important.I am so worried about this.And I also don't know how to do
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
It is pretty dangeros. Thanks for responding.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I see this all the time too. I never do this, and neither do my girls. After all the discussion in the news, and everywhere else, about this kind of thing, it makes you wonder WHY the message isn't getting through to them. I always thought it was a law that it wasn't allowed?! I'm sure some of them think 'I'm paying attention, and "nothing will ever happen to ME'...then they're surprised when something does happen. Duh! Here's one for ya...I live across from a dirt road. This one summer day I was out on the porch. People fly down my road, even though it's only 55 in front of the house. I was on the porch having coffee and this semi was coming towards the house. He had on his blinker to go down the dirt road. This car behind him tried passing him while the semi was making a left turn and the little car got crunched and stuck underneath the semi. Huge accident! The amazing thing was the guy in the car never got off of his cell phone...before OR after the accident, he just kept yakking. The amazing thing was he wasn't killed or maimed. The only spot of his car that wasn't crushed like a tin can was where he was sitting.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Whell he was very fortiet it didn't hurt his self. that's how my little white Hyandaui got hit, i was at the parking lot and went to A.T.M machine, the guy in front of me was talking on the phone, I looked back at him while he was getting in his car. I hurt a Bang, and he had hit my Car. aAll the time he was on his Cell-phone.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I am sorry to hear your niece was hit. I hope she is okay. I see this all the time too. The people I see are usually going slow and don't stay in their lanes. Or they are on a highway where the speed limit is about 65 and they are driving fast and not paying attention. I admit that I do talk on my cell phone when I am driving but I try to keep it brief and I wear my bluetooth too so I can have both hands free. I will then call them when I get to my destination.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I will tell them I am driving and I will call them back, a lot of times if it rings I just let the voicemail take it, so they can leave a message. No her Car was hit she wasn't hit.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I grew up before the cellphone craze and I really have a hard time understanding the big deal of it. I also think they need to be banned while driving. It's hard enough to pay attention to your driving without adding more distractions. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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