Do you drive and talk on your cell phone at the same time?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
August 18, 2009 1:02am CST
Hey friends, I want to know something, do you try to drive and talk on your cell phone all at the same time? If so why do you do this, do you know that you could very easily get into an accident? So tell me what is your excuse, is it really worth all the trouble? talk to me now baby because soon I'm gonna be outta here!
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13 responses
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
18 Aug 09
This is actually illegal in California. I believe the first fine is $50.00 - and it increases from thereon. However, there are still many people who talk on their phone while driving. They don't realize that they're not just jeopardizing themselves - they are also jeopardizing other drivers and passengers- inconsiderate and selfish fools.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks for respondingl, I'm glad that they are passing laws to stop people from doing that, the quicker the better! Just maybe they will be able to save a few lives........... Happy myL!
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Im guilty!!! Why do I do this. Good question! I usually just answer the phone when someone calls me. I can't stand to hear the phone ring and not answer it! I will call my husband to ask a question sometimes, or just to see if someone called me at home. I know this is crazy! Im working on that too. There is new laws taking place. You will get a fine if you are caughter talking on your phone while driving. Thanks for the discussion.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. It's good that you now realize where you are making your mistake at. I would hate for anything bad to happen to you. I would really miss you mylot friend, so be safe out there while you are driving and know that whatever it is it can just wait, nothing out there is worth losing your life over. God bless you. Happy mylot!
18 Aug 09
Im a guilty one too im afraid, i usually answer my phone and put it straight to loudspeaker and just leave it sitting on my lap so then i can try to focus on the road and im not actually looking at the phone. My partner has a handsfree kit sitting in the garage but he has never installed it for me
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@kb5000 (110)
• United States
18 Aug 09
i think that this foul behavior should not be done. higher accident rates are caused by people not paying attention to the road. bluetooth technology is the way to go. it is hands free!
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Hello friend, thank you for responding, for God's sake, why don't you just ask you partner to make the necessary adjustments for you. It really shoudn't be very hard to do. Oh wow, polo, I can feel myself suddenly starting to get really sleepy. So I will have to talk back to you later....... Please add me as a friend so we can chat by pm-....... cheers. take care and be saf
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
18 Aug 09
I used to, I think I still do sometimes. I don't pay much attention to the phone though, I always seem to be more attentive to the road when I am on the phone, I think I am going to get one of them blue tooth speaker phones like my Dad has for his truck.. LOL. I laugh every time I think about that. He has this fancy cell phone, when he first got it, he asked me how to dial a number...My girl and I had to program in all the numbers and show him how to use it. He still doesn't know though, he just knows when it rings in his truck he presses this button on his blue-tooth to answer. But I guess that is all he needs to know, I still for the life of me can't figure out why he bought such an expensive phone...Well I do know, but I feel bad. He just went into the shoppe and said, I need a phone that has blue-tooth. And he just happened to be talking to a commission sales person, who saw the lack of information in my dad's eyes...Ah well life goes on.
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
19 Aug 09
Pain in the thumbs. His blue tooth is wired into his truck. When someone calls he hears it over the radio speakers. and has a microphone wired into the windshield shade. He drives a lot. Thanks for the heads up on the big keyed phones.
@dlr297 (5206)
• United States
18 Aug 09
No i do not do this, and i hate it when i see someone else doing it, because then they do not have their full attention on the road and it causes too many accidents. One of my daughters is constantiley of her phone, and she does it while driving if im in the car with her i make her put it in her purse, and leave it their, nothing is that important that she cant wait till we get to where we are going.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I agree when I am driving and alone I don't answer or use it while driving. When I am with my daughter, husband or grandkids I give them the phone and if someone calls they answer and can ask me questions if need but I keep both hands on the wheel and concentrate on driving. It is illegal now in Washington state too. After a man drving a pick up truck killed 5 children in another truck. The man was on the wrong side of the road, in the dark going 65 miles and hour and it killed those children. All because he was on a cellphone it was raining and dark and he was so distracted he did not realize he had crossed the grassy meridian and was driving on the wrong side of the highway until he had a head on crash with the father of the children driving the other truck.
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@jugsjugs (13046)
19 Aug 09
I would never drive and talk on my phone at the same time as i would not be happy if i was the one who caused an accident or had to pay a fine if i got caught.If my phone rings when i am driving or i get a text i will pull over then i will sort out the call i would never touch my phone while i was driving at all.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
THat is very smart of youJugsJugs. I can't say that I blame you. It's better to be safe than sorry. Oh well I think I"m going to get ready and call it a night, I pray that things have been going better for you over there. Things seem to be getting better and better for me all the time. It's when we learn that we don't have to center our lives around any one individual that we seem to open up a whole world of opportunities. Girlfriend I'm telling you the truth, God is real Good happy mylot!
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
18 Aug 09
In Washington state it is against the law to drive and talk on the cell phone but people keep doing it all the time. Yesterday my husband and I saw twice when people were driving and talking on cell phones just miss having serious accidents. One guy turned down a one way street wrong and was talking on the cellphone, He just missed getting hit and pulled off the road but kept gabbing on the phone. The other was a lady talking on the phone and coming on the freeway on rap, she barely glanced to see if the lane was clear and slammed on her brakes so she would not hit a car and the guy behind her swerved and pulled off the road. He yells and the dizty dame but she just blithy speeds out into traffic still talking and crosses 3 lanes and weaves in and out of traffic, barely clearing some cars she was going around. They passed the law here due to a man on a cell phone who while talking was all over the road, ended up on the other side of a grass meridian going the wrong way on a busy 2 lane highway and slammed into a vehicle with 5 children killing all the children and hospitalizing their father for weeks. The parents were expecting their sixth and now that child will grow up never knowing his siblings and seeing their photos. She has two other siblings now but it is very sad that this family lost 5 children in an instant all due to a man talking on a cellphone at night and driving fast. It is very bad to do. I get a call I ignore it and call back later or pull off and answer. Mostly though hubby or I when together answers while the other drives.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Thanks for responding Celanith, I used to have a friend that lived up in Wash. state. She would tell me all the time about some of the crazy things that she would see people doing up there. After a while she stopped calling me, I guess it was because she was doing a few crazy things herself. Anyhow I agree with you that people should put those cell phones down and stop causing accidents. But it's so hard trying to tell grown folks what to do. They usually don't rest until they've mucked something up. God bless you. Have a great evening, CC........... Please add me as friend so that we can pm each other and chat more later! THanks in advance!
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
18 Aug 09
No, I will not do that, unless its urgent. I do not want to take the risk of accident. I even have a friend who can give sms while driving and when I asked why she do it, she said because it will help her from feeling sleepy, but sitting beside her make me feel scared.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
Oh my UNCUE2008, well I have to give you a lot of credit for being so bold enough to sit up there beside your friend while she is Sms-ing her little heart out. I don't know for the life of me why some people think they simply cannot just chill out. I guess she's just trying to be cool by doing all of that, it's a shame that sometimes we think we are being cool and in reality we are only looking just like a pure T Fool! Happy mylot, Please add me as a friend, thanks in advance...........
@mickly08 (770)
• China
18 Aug 09
No.I do think it is very dangerous for you and other people.But many people try to drive and talk on their cell phone all at the same time.Why people usually do like this ?Saftey first.lol.You can set your phone slience when you are driving.if it is not enough for you ,you can turn it off.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
19 Aug 09
tHANK YOU FOR all of that lovely and great advice my dear friend. Please be sure to add me as a friend also. I don't even bother to answer my cell phone while I"m driving and I"m a very good citizen. I just tend to get a well bit goofy sometimes when it's starting to get kind of late at night. then I start talking and the next thing you know I'm if I can't get my sleep. happy mylot!
18 Aug 09
Hi Citychic, In our country (UK) it is against the law to use your cell phone while driving, if you are caught you get points on your lisence and also you can be banned for driving. I cannot drive and I dnon't use my cell phone much. Tamara
• United States
18 Aug 09
I don't know how to drive yet but I wouldn't talk on the phone when I finally learn. When my mother drives, she'll hand me the phone when it rings or use her bluetooth.
@xichen7 (153)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
I don't like talk on my cell phone when I drive. I think it let me can't be attention to drive, it will easy to make accident. We should respect lives, yours and the others. If I have a call when I drive, I will reject and call back later after my driving. If something is emergency(like a call from boss), I will find a place to park and answer the phone. happy mylot!
• Indonesia
19 Aug 09
No, I don't answer any call or text message while I'm driving. I found difficulties in concentrate if I talk in cell phone. If there's phone call, I ignore it then after I arrive in my destination, I will send text message or call back to inform that I was driving when he/she call me. Actually, I ever tried to type text message to my boyfriend while driving, but the result was I nearly hit the truck Now I never do that! In my country, it's dangerous to answer call or type text message with your cell phone while you're driving or stop at the traffic light. Usually, there are group of robbers and if they see a female alone in the car with cell phone, they will come, knock your window and grab your phone or even your necklace, earrings, etc. If you refuse to open it, they will crash your car window. They act so fast and no one will help. Once my mom and dad was a victim of this robbery. They robbed my mom's watch while burn her arm with smoke when she try to fight. 4 big men and my mom give them her watch. My dad was lucky, when they surrounded him to grab his cell phone and watch, a police car passed by and all of them ran away. Hope I will never face those robbers!