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Do you ever use your cellphone while driving?

Yes 51% 179 votes
No 48% 168 votes
Total Votes: 347

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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September 30, 2010
11:44 a.m.

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nygirl61 ( nygirl61 ) says...

Just Drive!

September 30, 2010
12:30 p.m.

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pluckyduck123 ( pluckyduck123 ) says...

DON'T BE STUPID & DRIVE WHILE USING YOUR PHONE UNLESS YOU TALK WITH A HANDS-FREE DEVICE. YOU COULD KILL SOMEONE IF NOT YOURSELF. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO USE YOUR PHONE WHILE DRIVING FOR A REASON. THE SAME REASON IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO DRINK & DRIVE. YOUR ABILITY TO FOCUS IS IMPAIRED.

September 30, 2010
3:48 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

I wonder when they will outlaw changing radio stations or music while driving. What about turning on and off the heat and air conditioning. And what about all the GPS systems? They certainly are a distraction. Outlaw everything, even talking while driving is a danger.

September 30, 2010
4:15 p.m.

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mhowie ( mhowie ) says...

Not unless it's through the car's hands-free system.

September 30, 2010
8:51 p.m.

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WordWiz78 ( WordWiz78 ) says...

annarondac *is* correct in that there are many things which can distract you while driving. HOWEVER, most of these actions mentioned do not require you to divert your attention and vision from the road. The only exception is GPS, which some people rely watching far too heavily - but even here, most people either leave the voice on, or place their GPS in a location where it does not obstruct their vision, but also is in a position where they can look at both the GPS and the road without incident. As an EMT, I've taken MANY patients who have caused accidents because they were on their phones. I have yet to transport someone who caused an accident because they were turning the A/C up.

October 1, 2010
3:49 p.m.

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delander ( delander ) says...

I always use my cell phone with my bluetooth hands free system. It's voice activated, so it's no more distracting than talking to a passenger. How about the people who put on makeup & shave while driving to work! People need to use common sense!

October 1, 2010
7:24 p.m.

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gjerome ( gjerome ) says...

noccc i do not drive a car * However; i would not if could drive

October 2, 2010
6:13 a.m.

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airedale1950 ( airedale1950 ) says...

Always use my Bluetooth headset.
That's legal.

Next time you ask a poll question...think it through...be a tad more specific.

October 2, 2010
9:59 a.m.

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windyhillfarm ( windyhillfarm ) says...

use it briefly only in states where it is legal

October 2, 2010
3:51 p.m.

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robbump ( robbump ) says...

When I think back 20 years ago to times when I was driving and my pager went off ... not only did I have to pull over, but I had to first find a pay phone, then pull over.

So to only have to pull over today seems like a big improvement over then. I have a bumper sticker that I got from NPR's "Car Talk" show (no anti-car bias with those 2 guys!) that states quite simply:

"Drive Now. Talk Later."

Maybe making a number of controls in a car inoperable while the car is in motion might not be such a bad idea.

 

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