Should Cell Phones be banned While Driving?

@nw1911guy (1135)
United States
January 20, 2007 4:47am CST
I'm curious to know how many people out there think that using a cell phone while driving should be banned?
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36 responses
@wiessied (646)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think so it really urks me when your at a stop light and the person in front of you is to busy talking and doesnt go,most dont pay attention to the road ,.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
25 Jan 07
lol Yeah like the guy doing 50mph in a 60mph zone on the freeway? I had that one yesterday.
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@masca11 (320)
• Romania
21 Jan 07
I don't know about the low in your country but in Romania is banned to use a cell phone wile driving. You shoudn't talk or look somere else, nobody respects it but if your cought you pay the consecintes.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
21 Jan 07
No, it's still legal where I live. But I laughed when you said no one respects the law.lol
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• Romania
25 Jan 07
I'm frm Romania also and he's right,nobady respects them while driving.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I totally agree that they should be banned. Will it stop all the accidents??? Of course not, but it will help the incidence of 'road rage' I think. lolololol One other thing I find extreemly distracting and annoying while driving is the 'boom boom' coming from very loud music in other cars. We live on a much used hi-way and really-----I can hear them from at least a mile away. I truely think these kinds of things speak to a basic "me first" mentality so prevelent in the world today. So many show no concern about others needs or comfort.
@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think eliminating that "boom boom" of the bass music would go a long way towards reducing road rage. lol
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@weemam (13389)
2 Feb 07
I am an easy going person but this is one thing that really makes me angry
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I must say, one of my favorites was seeing someone's bumpersticker that said "hang up and drive". Then I pulled up along side him. He was steering with his leg while eating a burger with one hand and dipping fries with his other. the sauce was being held by the passenger. lol
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@totalguy (563)
2 Feb 07
they should be yes or rather than ban make it compulsorty to use a hands free kit, in this country they fined people if they were caught using their mobile phones in their car but not everyone gets caught. recently they changed the law so if you get caught using one its an instant fine and 3 points on your licence so its a bit more harsh now and i hope less people will use them now.
@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Ok. Hey do they allow smoking while you drive in your country?
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I live in Connecticut and talking on the cell phone and driving has been illegal for some time now. I think it is about a $100. fine if caught. They also made it so any distractions like eating or so on will get you in trouble. And I have recently heard of an uncoming ban on smoking ciggs while driving... To me it's getting out of control.
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@ladybear (128)
• Denmark
20 Jan 07
In Denmark you are given a ticket if you talk on a cell phone without a ear pice. As long as you can keep both hands on the wheel then they say you should be okay. But then again, you take your hands of the wheel when you drink coffee in the car or smoke in the car. So should they bane this too?
• Portugal
20 Jan 07
I use a PDA/Smartphone holder. That way, I can have both hands taking care of the driving stuff.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Yeah, I tried the headset, but I drive a Jeep Wrangler, and it's hard to hear anything on the headset.lol
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@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
20 Jan 07
Cell phones must be banned from The Republic (the imaginary perfect world which I wrote about in the eponymous treatise). They have to be seen as the sole agency that corrupts and makes chines clay of young mind and old minds. So, treat them as rats that would infest you with the plague virus, which is much more dangerous than the HIV virus, which is the greatest invention of my era. Cell phones breed self-importance. Ban them altogether! :)
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
20 Jan 07
lol Sounds like something I would say about television.lol Well, except the self important part. That would be replaced with lazy and unproductive.lol
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@sunshinecup (7882)
20 Jan 07
Here in the state of KY, they are. If you are caught driving and using a cell phone you can be pulled over and receive a nice ticket for it. I think it's a good law. I hate driving behind someone yapping on those things. You can tell before you even get up close to look at them. They are swerving, hitting brakes, and/or trying to come over in your lane while you are next to them, because they are too distracted to check before making a lane change.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
20 Jan 07
lol See here's what is funny to me. I have noticed I seem to be one of the few that actually uses his mirrors and turn signals if I am using one. I still pay attention to what I'm doing. But again, most don't. The thing that is weird to me is, I had an experience where I was in the right lane on the freeway, doing the speed limit, and a guy came up behind me started flashing his brights at me and tailgating me. There were 4 other lanes of traffic open and he's harassing me. Then he pulls along side me and makes a gesture about me using the phone, and I'm thinking uh, what does me using a phone have to do with your piss poor driving? I have a feeling we won't see them banned up here because of the concentration of business. I don't really care one way or the other. I just figure if they do ban them, then they need to ban smoking, putting on makeup, reading, drinking, and eating while driving. lol
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• India
20 Jan 07
Yes cell phone should be banned ...They are banned here in india as they diverts your mind while driving and that can lead to a big accident
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I've learned that big accidents don't require cell phones to be involved. lol
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@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
20 Jan 07
Ya. I seriously think it is time we should have a legistlation banning phon calls while driving. It is as dangerous as driving while drunk.
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@nw1911guy (1135)
• United States
20 Jan 07
They haven't done where you're at then I take it?
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• India
12 Feb 07
s,i agree with ur decision.mobiles while driving should be banned.its costs lives.i hav seen a lot of news abt deaths while driving using cel phones.strict rules should be passed.
• United States
10 Feb 07
I think while people are driving it should be banned. It shouldn't be up to their ears because then they are holding the phone. Also not on speaker because then they are listening to the person and not paying attention to driving. If the person is just sitting and waiting in traffic, then I think it's okay.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I think using a phone with out a handsfree set up should be banned. I think losing one hand while your driving makes itj ust as dangerous as actually talking to someone, especially if you have a manual transmission where youll have no hands on the wheel while you shift.
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@merkava (1226)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Cellphones shouldn't be banned while driving. It's however more important to emphasize on the use of hands free kits so that you don't have one hand on the phone and the other on the wheel. Second is discipline. If you want to make a call but the call isn't important then just wait till you're off the car or off the road.
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
3 Feb 07
When it comes to taxes, everyone says "Less government!" For everything else, they seem to want to regulate all things they don't agree with. Let's ban bad breath and rude people and smoking in your car and people who don't know where the heck they are going so they crawl along in front of you looking for street signs during peak traffic. Cell phones should be used responsibly. People who don't should pay the price just as someone who drinks irresponsibly does. If you cause an accident, then you pay the piper. Frankly, I am tired of these childish laws and rules that are made to protect us from ourselves.
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@hoz9991 (306)
3 Feb 07
It is against the law to hold a phone and drive here in the UK. This doesnt mean that people dont stop doing it, I see loads of people with a phone glued to their head every day
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I don't even drive my electric wheelchair while talking on my cell phone. I don't see why you would need to use one while driving your car unless you were having an emergency. I think banning talking on phones while driving is a great idea!
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I have two thoughts about this. I do agree that cell phones should not be used when you are driving as it does take away from your attention. Saying that,I realize that people lose their attention when switching radio stations or music,taking a sip from a bottle ,talking to someone in the back seat........ What should be allowed when driving and what should not be?Do we want more government control?