Cellphones And GPS

@irishmist (3820)
United States
August 4, 2011 10:37pm CST
So I got to thinking a little while ago, and it crossed my mind that using a GPS for directions to a destination is as distracting as talking on a cellphone. Matter of fact I think the GPS is a little more dangerous. I worry when I use mine in my truck, and I need to take my eyes off the road. And now I wonder how fair it really is to get a ticket for talking on a phone, when GPS systems are just as distraction. So what does everyone else think about this?
3 responses
• United States
5 Aug 11
I think this has been taken into consideration and the newer GPS system have voice, so that you won't need to actually look at the screen anymore. If you travel a lot, you may want to check into a talking GPS if you can't or don't want to pull over for directions. I never talk and drive..my son doesn't even turn his cell phone on when driving. Smart kid :)
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
5 Aug 11
My GPS does have voice, but sometimes I miss what she said because if someone is with me and they are talking, or sometimes something distracts me, and I did'nt hear what she said.
@celticeagle (119325)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 11
What ever happened to stopping and being safe? And the wireless apparatus? Talking on cell phones while driving can cause accidents. SO can using your GPS. I would stop to make sure all is correct then move on. That way no one is endangered and the other drivers are safe.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I think the reason is that with the GPS you glance at it and with a cell phone you have to concentrate for longer periods of time. The other answer is that some one a politician knew was in an accident and someone was using a cell phone and now the Politician is going to do something about it. It is kind of like some people are over weight and they eat lunch at a Fast Food place so lets outlaw trans fats and the person will not be over weight.