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Old 14-04-2006, 4:57 AM
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Talk and drive?

Who is willing to admit that they talk and drive? I don't do it myself. I can't stand to see others doing it, it's too dangerous. You see people driving crazy, you take a second look and sure enough they're talking on a cell phone.
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Old 14-04-2006, 9:29 AM
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Who is willing to admit that they talk and drive? I don't do it myself. I can't stand to see others doing it, it's too dangerous. You see people driving crazy, you take a second look and sure enough they're talking on a cell phone.

It's a huge problem in the UK, despite being outlawed. I personally use a very good in-car hands-free kit if I need to use the phone whilst driving, it's no different to talking to a passenger as it's so clear. If anyone is looking for a decent Bluetooth hands-free car kit then the Parrot ones are excellent.
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Old 14-04-2006, 7:45 PM
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If my cellphone rings while I'm driving, I might answer it, but I try to avoid talking while driving.
Using a handsfree device may be better than holding the phone, but it's still not safe. Unlike a passenger, the person on the other end can't see what you're up to, so they don't know to quiet down when you're making a difficult maneuver or you need to pay more attention to the road.
http://www.mobiletracker.net/archive...-while-driving
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Old 15-04-2006, 1:46 AM
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Yeah, a hands free does help a little but it's still unsafe.

What really bothers me is the people that really could care less about the law. The blatantly break the law cause they only think of themselves.

I don't answer my phone in the car either. I always think, "Well what if it's an emergency?". But it's best to just wait until you arrive to where you're going or you have a good stop. Then you can just call back. Better then getting in a wreck.
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Old 15-04-2006, 11:23 AM
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If my cellphone rings while I'm driving, I might answer it, but I try to avoid talking while driving.
Using a handsfree device may be better than holding the phone, but it's still not safe. Unlike a passenger, the person on the other end can't see what you're up to, so they don't know to quiet down when you're making a difficult maneuver or you need to pay more attention to the road.
http://www.mobiletracker.net/archive...-while-driving
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It depends really whether you are personally capable of concentrating sufficiently on driving whilst having a conversation at the same time, which is a judgement only you can make. I personally don't have a problem, but if I really need to end the call my hands-free is voice activated so a quick "hang up" and the call is over. I do however prefer to pull over where possible, it's difficult to hold a conversation with a background of road noise. On the other hand I know some people who can't even drive listening to radio/CD as they are incapable of concentrating sufficiently on the road with it on, I personally would question whether they should even be driving if it's that bad!
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Old 15-04-2006, 11:52 AM
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It doesn't help to carry a funny, or aggravating conversation on the phone. For example, if a car was headed towards you, and some guy on the phone made such a funny joke that you laughed. Guess what happened? Boom. Most people can't multi task efficiently (I'm not saying you guys, but have you ever seen people in the park eat an ice-cream while talking to a friend? They lose all hand-mouth co-ordination), atleast well enough to do three mentally taxing things at one time: drive, make decisions that affect the lives of you and your passengers, and talk. Using a loudspeaker / earphones is good, but best not to. A life is not something you play with.
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Old 16-04-2006, 1:28 AM
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I agree with that, flukeman. Very well said. You just never really know what is going to happen.
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Old 16-04-2006, 2:21 AM
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I know loads of people who drive around and talk on their phones at the same time, they seem to be pretty much in control of the vehicle though.
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Old 16-04-2006, 2:30 AM
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Hands free might make it safer, but it's still not safe. Personally, if my phone rings while I'm driving, it waits till I'm at a stop somewhere and can check to see who called. If I need to make a call, it can wait till I'm at a pulloff. I can't believe the people who get all up in arms about their RIGHT to endanger others by using their cell phones while they drive.
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Old 16-04-2006, 2:43 AM
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Talking on the phone while driving is way too dangerous and it is very risky.
It is because, at the time of driving your full attention should be on the roads but while talking and driving, your attention gets diverted to what the person is speaking and you dont take heed to whats happening on the roads and accidents is common.
Thats why it is recommended that you slow down or stop at some corner and finish talkin on the phone and then go on.
Hope you take heed!
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:39 PM
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Ooo, when i get a car i don't think i will be worried about talking and driving since i probably won't need to use it while i'm in the car.
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Old 17-04-2006, 7:15 PM
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Who is willing to admit that they talk and drive? I don't do it myself. I can't stand to see others doing it, it's too dangerous. You see people driving crazy, you take a second look and sure enough they're talking on a cell phone.

I talk when i drive only on safe 2 lane streets. Once i get on the highway, no way, its just way too dangerous.
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Old 20-04-2006, 6:50 PM
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I have a friend who does it and I hate driving with her. It makes me really really nervous.
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Old 20-04-2006, 9:01 PM
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I talk and drive. i had a friend who text messaged and drove. That made me seriously nervous...
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Old 21-04-2006, 2:07 AM
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I don't talk on the phone when I'm driving, period. It's far too easy to be distracted by something that is being said, and to lose control of the situation. Hands free are a bit better but your mind is still distracted.
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