This is really crazy!

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
February 26, 2010 1:10pm CST
I have just read on a British newspaper. "The mobile menace: One in 20 drivers admit updating Twitter and Facebook from behind the wheel" This is really insane. What about safe driving and taking care of your own life and that of the others? I am against phones that have internet feature because if it is used wrongly such as in this case it can be fatal to the user and the others. Are you as well?
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@rosegardens (3043)
• United States
26 Feb 10
I am not against phones having features on them, what is wrong is how and when the phone is used. That is just insane that someone would twitter or fb while driving. I guess if you are stopped at a long train it's one thing, but while you are driving? I do know people who text while driving and it is pretty scary for me to think they may be coming down the road any minute if I may be walking someplace.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Phones are like knives. It depends on how you use them. Well said!
@benny128 (3621)
26 Feb 10
any body that uses a phone while driving to text etc etc should be banned from driving, but saying that I also think messing with the stereo takes your attention of driving, there is still a lot of people that still use their mobile phones while driving even a hands free kit can be a nuisance as I don't think its the act of say answering your phone thats the problem its the concentration in chatting or texting etc etc that is the problem. How many of us have had a fab song on the radio and sang to it then not remembered the last few miles of a journey as you go into auto pilot lol,
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
At least it happens to me to drive to a location and I cannot even remember from which streets I have gone through. Does this happen to you too?
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 Feb 10
They are adding laws here in most states that make that, and other distracted driving activities, illegal. Will it stop everyone? No, because anyone who does that is a selfish idiot!
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Feb 10
Besides putting his life at risk, he is putting that of the others.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
27 Feb 10
talking and sms ing is bad enough but Twitter and facebook and I am sure there any many other things people do. I saw a man watching live tv on his mobile (SPORT). there should be suspension of licence for x amount of time for using phone.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Or maybe companies should introduce some kind of device that the mobile stops work when a car is in motion. What do you think of this?
• Australia
3 Mar 10
its ok but what if you are not driving but a pasinger or on the bus or train
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
You are correct, it can be a nuisance....maybe we will progress so much in technology that your mobile phone will detect if you are a driver or a passenger... who knows to what extent the technology will develop in the coming years.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Mar 10
Crazy as it is, but it's not something we can stop.. MOst phones now are having internet features in them!! haha =D IT's the responsibilities of the drivers to ensure safety on the road.. THey can be fined, be jailed, but if they dun learn the lessons on others or themselves, then what else can we do??
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
2 Mar 10
I think that only strict supervision of our roads and hefty fines will educate drivers not to use their mobile and drive! What do you think about this?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
HEfty fines?? I dun think it will work!! BEcause most drivers tend to challenge authorities and fines!! They will have a mindset that, they wont the the unlucky ones to be caught!! haha =D
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
The Maltese people only learn with fines. When money is taken out of their pocket than they will start to listen. But yes... they might be daring to do it another time. Education seems the key to success!
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3 Mar 10
It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving yet everyone seems to ignore this and carry on as usual. I have seen people yapping away on their phones which driving, not taking any notice of the road and not keeping total control of the vehicle. I have seen people sending texts while driving, even more lethal but again they couldn't care less. It is illegal, but I have yet to see anyone stopped by the Police *sighs* and those that might be stopped generally seem to receive a fine and nothing more.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
4 Mar 10
I hope that all drivers would take this issue seriously... It can save lifes.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
28 Feb 10
There have been so many accidents and so many people killed when the driver of a car was distracted by a mobile phone call or was texting at the time of the accident. In Canada the Province of Ontario where I live finally passed a law that forbids the use of mobile phones while driving. There was a grace period where people just got warnings. thank heavens this is now over and if you are caught the fine is $ 500. Handfree devices such as Bluetooth are still allowed.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Feb 10
Life is so precious to be wasted in such stupid accidents. Thanks
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Feb 10
for me, as long as the car is on stop, it is fine with me texting or surfing behind the wheels. i don't see any wrong with cellphones with internet features. i guess it's a good thing that even out of the computer, we can surf and update our twitter and facebook status.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
there's nothing wrong with them but its how we make use of them. thanks for sharing.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
27 Feb 10
Yes, I agree with you. Those drivers guilty of it are downright insane. What could be more important than safety when on the road? These inconsiderate drivers pose as a menace both to themselves and to other road users. Fortunately, in my country, it is an offence to use the phone while driving. Offenders could be fined or have their driving license revoked.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Its an offence in my country too... but people still seem to do it even if there are traffic wardens around.
@pandaeyes (2068)
27 Feb 10
I really don't mind phones having the internet features but it is wrong that drivers should use them for that while operating their vehicle. However I have seen people in traffic putting make up on in the drivers mirror or reading a map or some other thing on the seat beside them which is just as dangerous.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I agree. Doing anything more than driving is hazardous. You have to be careful not for your own sake but for that of others too.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
i would agree. you know everyday we do encounter people driving so slow and is being an obstruction just because they are texting!! these shameless people!! causing so much trouble if they get others into an accident and also them causing traffic all the time. i know they are already banned but since no one has actually caught one so people do not learn!! this should be strictly implemented!!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I am in favour of some gadgets that detects such occurrences or else mobile phone features that stop the mobile working while car is in motion. What do you think of this?
• India
27 Feb 10
"a plane can crash" giving such statement can you ban the planes, obviously not so how can you be that rude to mobile phones anyhow everything can be used destructively think to the positive portion of such mobile phones...its our responsibility to use them constructively...imposing a ban is not a solution....
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I agree with you. It depends how we make use of the particular item.
@derek_a (10902)
27 Feb 10
Yes, I have read that and having been a driver for more than 40 years, I really can't understand drivers who do such dangerous and irresponsible things. Texting and updating Twitter has got to be crazy because you have to look at what text you are putting in, and it only takes second to kill somebody on the road. My mobile phone is switched off whilst I am driving. I have hands free, but that can be distracting too and I think pretty soon, they will make that illegal as they did using the handset. _Derek
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Feb 10
I think even hands free is forbidden in certain countries. thanks for sharing.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I think it's crazy to talk vocally on your phone while driving, much less type on Facebook and twitter. I don't drive my wheelchair while doing any of those things. Hoe can you think it's okay to drive a multi-thousand pound car. You can't be sane to do that?
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Some people are just really plain dumb. They think that they are able to do both things at the same time!
• United States
27 Feb 10
I hate phones period. But it seems that everyone else uses their phones everywhere.You would think they would have the sense to not call or text and drive but they don't The Only way I see this changing is as an reaction to losing someone special to a fatal car accident.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I wish that everybody was more sensible when using phones and driving.
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• Canada
27 Feb 10
I can't believe people are actually stupid enough to send text messages etc. while DRIVING!!! It's one thing to be dumb enough to take one's hands off the wheel, but to take one's eyes off of the road? Both are dumb moves on the part of the driver, and can be fatal alone, but combined? That's just an accident asking to happen!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Feb 10
Its a stupid behaviour because they are putting their lives at risk but I have seen it a couple of times.
@gtloquero (271)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
He must be really insane. Doing stupid things first than his welfare. Such a waste of time. :) He must be then recognized this faults.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
He must be put in jail!
@JackDJ (1)
• China
27 Feb 10
I agree with you, but I don't think phones that have internet feature. Unless you want go everywhere with a laptop when you need some information!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
There seems to be mobile phones which can "replace" laptops and notebooks....
@littleowl (7157)
27 Feb 10
Hi Ronald Well I am Britiish/UK but don't drive..am grateful I don't..it is against the law to ue your mobile over here but it is amazing how many people still do and it doesn't surprise me they do idiotic things like what the paper says that is one thing I can easily beleive to be true. All I do know and am thankful for is that my son will not use or answer his mobile when driving-which a long time ago he was guilty of and texting/sms at the same time-now though his whole attitude to it has changed and it would be good to hear of and see other drivers doing the same...LoLo
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
When I need to answer my mobile I ll just stop the car somewhere safe. There are traffic wardens on the look our here and if you do that you ll end up with a fine.
26 Feb 10
Hi ronaldinu, That is just being a idiot doing that, it is against the law to use your mobile whlie driving, so if these people are doing, they may cause accident, I don't care if they kill themslves, but its the innocents that get hurt from idiots like them. Tamara
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Unfortunately we have some of these idiots even in my country.