What do you do while driving?

@alkurishy (2069)
Iraq
July 14, 2008 11:54am CST
Driving is something I love to do especially driving for long time on long distances, while I drive I like to hear music, songs, radio if there is a nice song for sure, lol, but something I don't like to so while I drive like smoking a cigarette, talk on cell phone without earphone, because both will take your attention away for less than a minute and that is enough to make an accident. What about you ? what do you like to do while driving for short distances and long distances?
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
15 Jul 08
There is nothing better than being on an open car free road with the wind in your hair , and the music blasting . I am a huge road trip fan and would love to one day drive cross country.No i never use cell phone because my mind would be else where .
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
15 Jul 08
You just have turn this driving for a romance movie with the open car and the wind in your hair, I like that so much, because we had such a car when I was 8 years old and was like to ride in it with my father and I remember that wind in my hair. Thank you for this response who take me to my sweet memories, have a nice day.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
You are welcome and yeah it does sound like a romabce movie You too have a great rest of the day .
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I don't like multi-tasking while I'm driving as I think it is very dangerous. Most times I won't listen to the radio as I don't want to be distracted while changing any stations. No cell phones, eating, drinking or even chatting with passengers. Boring I know, but I would rather get to my destination safely and not break any traffic rules.
@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
15 Jul 08
It is more reasonable thing you are doing, reaching safely is more important than enjoy the driving. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
14 Jul 08
I work on my novels. As I get new ideas, I speak them into a voice recorder and then transcribe them later. I get my best ideas when I'm driving. I got the idea for the first short story I ever sold when driving past one of our local tourist attractions. I "wrote" the majority of my first novel when I had to drive 3 hours each way from Atlanta to Greenwood, S.C. I don't have to hold it like you would a cellphone, just balance it on the dashboard.
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
14 Jul 08
Wow, that is do good my dear friend, I think driving make your mind clear to a good thinking, it is good to hear that. Thanks and have a nice day.
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@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
14 Jul 08
Dear friend, I just on the car stereo and put those liked songs by and if possible sing with that too, this is what mostly I do while I drive alone and if not alone I may talk to other and listen to the songs in the car stereo.
@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
14 Jul 08
That is so nice to do while driving, and the most important thing that you always keep eye on the mirrors you have, Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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14 Jul 08
Hi alkurishy, I don't drive but my husband drive though he does not like driving but sometimes he has to when we got and visit my sister. He don't smoke and he don't allow me to smoke in the car, we just talk or I go to sleep while he just drive. Tamara
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
14 Jul 08
Well, thank you for your response even if you not driving I like your posts to my discussions, have a nice day my dear friend.
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• Indonesia
14 Jul 08
for short distance sometimes i smoke. For long distance smoke too hehehe, just for killingmya boring part while driving
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I do have the radio on but i do not answer the phone and i no longer smoke.
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
14 Jul 08
Well, it is ok to do such things while you drive, thanks and have a nice day.
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@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi my friend On short trips I usually just drive to my destination with the radio on. On longer drives, I take my Ipod with me and hook it up to my cassette player and put it on a good volume and jive with it. lol I try not to talk while I'm driving because that does distract me. If I get a call while driving, I'll answer it, see if's it an emergency and if it isn't, I'll tell them I'll call them back when I'm not driving. I have to admit that I do smoke while driving and on long trips it's a must, much like the habit itself. lol I don't get distracted by it unless I drop it on the floor or something. Then I have a problem... lol Have a great evening, Char
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi alkurishy, I don't drive yet and when we are in a long distance trip, I love to listen to the music and take pictures..Then, after a while, I will find myself sleeping already! LOL! Especially when it is too hot! I will be tired looking at the surrounding! My husband also loves to listen to music when he is driving!
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@soooobored (1187)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi! I LOVE long road trips, I smoke, I listen to the radio, I eat, drink insane amounts of coffee! But mostly on a long road trip I like to get out and take pictures at landmarks. I nearly killed me and my passenger getting over to the "Welcome to Texas" sign the first time we went down there together! But it was so worth it in the end... :-)
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• New Zealand
18 Aug 08
Hi there alkurishy. I like to sometimes have music on while I drive, I do not really like to drive long distances without a break, I like concentrating on what I am doing when I am driving around. Catch ya later pretty_babe
• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
i have to have music when driving. i love to sing along to my favourite tunes in the car. i dont really talk on the phone unless necessary as i dont have any handsfree
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@rosedust82 (2070)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
When I drive, I usually listen to music since it entertains me (especially when I'm driving alone) but if I'm with someone, we would usually talk about small things. If in case I have to really concentrate on the road, I would focus on that first. I would not want to get into an accident.
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@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
15 Aug 08
I like driving,even though I do not driving long distances because driving makes me tired lol,but whenever I am driving my fiance is always with me,so we are either listening to the radio,or a cassette tape because my dads truck has a cassette player it,or we are just talking,I do not like answering the phone while I am driving,but I do dip while I am driving,because I can spit in a bottle and still concentrate on watching the road.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
Music - Music is my passion I am planning on studying it the year in college.
I like to listen to music or talk to my passenger in the car. But mostly I listen to music.
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15 Jul 08
I usually connect my iPod up and listen to some of my favourite albums on long journeys. On shorter journeys, I put a playlist on so I only get great songs. If it's a good day I usually havbe the windows rolled down and have one arm sitting on the door. I'm a fairly confident driver (though not to the point of being reckless) so I can eat, drink, adjust volume, etc quite easily while still maintaining control. However, I avoid talking on the phone when I'm driving as much as I can.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I like listening to music too....and carry my favorite cd's in the car for traveling. I do go on long trips once in a while and even if I am stuck in traffic it makes it easier if you have on a good song to sing along with.
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@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I like driving,except when I am going long distances because it can be so boring,and it usually makes my legs sore,but if me and my fiance are going out somewhere we always have the radio on a country station,because we love country music,I will also often dip while I am driving,but I will put it in before I start driving,and I will sometimes talk on the cell phone,but I do not talk long,and most of the time I will put it on speaker phone,and get my fiance to hold it,and I always try to drive safely because my fiance is always in the car,and I do not want to do anything that could endanger her.
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@reshadar (112)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I like listening to books on tape (actually on CD's) while I drive. If I have one available, I will listen to it whether it is a long trip or a short one, especially if it is a good book and I am in the middle of it. If I don't have a book available, I will usually listen to talk radio and sometimes to music.
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15 Jul 08
I love having my music up really loud, and singing along. I like to do small dance moves and se other driver's reactions. I know basic sign language, and sometimes try and sign along with a song, for practice. I also like to beep at people and wave, see if they wave back. Spreading the love.
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