TEXT and DRIVE
February 18, 2010 3:43am CST
i know of somebody who text and drive at the same time, is this prohibited in your country? because here, you can do that as long as you are not caught once, i saw this lady driver who also did put some foundation when driving. how strict in your traffic law to enforce in this kind of violation? or is this a violation in the first place? Can you share some point of views?
18 Feb 10
Using cell phones while driving is prohibited where I am from here in Canada. Hands free is allowed by experienced drivers but not texting and driving. That is mere foolishness. Applying make up in traffic is also unwise. What is wrong with people that when they are in their cars that they just can't drive it? Rather than do nails, make up and/or text when we are traveling in the car.
20 Feb 10
you are correct there Evr, attention is required in a specific tasks. why can't they just focus on the specific task at hand? that no matter how muti-tasking we are, still we need to focus on the matter at hand to avoid inconvenience later on. thanks Evr!
21 Feb 10
True! What I find really crazy is that just recently there was a new law put in place that no texting or talking on cell while driving yet i see so many people, daily, still doing it. This is just wrong. I do see the police pulling a lot of people over lately too so maybe their presence can make a difference so people stop doing this! Thanks for your comment.
18 Feb 10
Same situation happens in our country also. Yes its prohibited in our country. Sometime traffic police caught such a person. As it's violation of traffic rule. I never saw to do this but i heard to do this. Sometime accident occur for this.
18 Feb 10
Hi Alexysabelle In my country, texting and driving at the same time is strictly prohibited. To me, it can be a "both hands off the wheel" violation if she was using both hands. I don't know if that even exist but I surely hope it does. In my view, there's a few reason texting, applying makeup, reading (yes I have seen a few people reading WHILE driving) or doing anything similar while driving should be a violation. 1)It is distracting Having one hand on the wheel is quite dangerous, although it can't be avoided while changing gears or using the handbrake. Applying make up might take your eye's off the road, and anything that can happen in a split second. The lady was probably rushing to work and didn't have time to properly make up but I find it quite dangerous to apply make up in the car when u are driving. 2) It shows you are a reckless driver If you don't bother to stop your vehicle at the safe place to text, it shows you are a pretty reckless driver. Even texting while walking can make a person walk into a wall, and I am pretty serious about it (it happened to me a few times) Well.. these are the only 2 reasons I can think of so far. Hope that somebody you know stops texting and driving at the same time, its very dangerous! Have a nice day btw!
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 10
In my home country text messaging whilst driving is illegal. It would divert the drivers attention from the road. If caught the driver could be taken to the police station. It would be the court's decision what happens to the driver. It would be likely that he or she would get points on their license.
18 Feb 10
in our country its prevalent to anyplace our people have drunken drive and chat in mobile while driving, sneeze while driving,over turn,drive beyond the limit even some may not have licence when they reach retirement age those things are funny making in our country there is no any strict law.