Cell Phones

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 11:53am
By: dottied716

The State of Georgia should make a law to prohibit Cell Phone use while driving...
Pull over to the side of the road or pull in a shopping center and use them.
It's so dangerous. People concentrate on what they're saying and PAY ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION TO THEIR DRIVING....AND GO SO SLOW THEY CAUSE ACCIDENTS.

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Submitted by A1226 on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 1:31pm.

Everyone should use hands free.. end of story.. don't be dumb..

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 7:31pm.

I got hit some years ago by a guy who was looking at a map.

My neighbor got hit last year by a woman putting on eye shadow.

My GOP lobbyist friend got hit by someone who stated his groceries were falling off the front passenger seat on to the floor board and he couldn't look up while grabbing his groceries.

It's not really the CELL PHONE causing the accidents!!! It's a mental problem with people driving heavy machinery and distracting themselves at the same time.

Are we going to pass a law saying you can't eat a sandwich while driving too?

Think people think!!!

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Submitted by Cyclist on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 8:02pm.


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Submitted by mysteryman on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 8:20pm.

Good story, even better that he was a latino, yes i said latin, cause it was not confirmed if he was an Essay, a Cholo, a Michocacn, a puto, or a resident of Landmark Trailor Park, It was reported that the first thing he said upon exiting his vehicle was," Can you hear me now...." Guess not..Peace....

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 12:59pm.

Have we gotten to the point where we have to have someone tell us what to do at all times, or are we scared to go outside alone so we have to keep the phone pressed to our ear 24/7. just wait im sure it will only be a few years before we can have a chip implanted just behind the ear. Hang up the phone, can you hear me now. Did you know that if you cause an accident while talking/texting on the phone, yes texting , you know as well as i do that some clown out ther will be holding the steering wheel. with his or her leg, let a savy attorney get your phone records and see if you are in good hands.

Submitted by George Cole on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 12:24pm.

If enforced it would be a great law. It would reduce accidents. I really doubt it would be enforced. On I-85/I-75 you very seldom see a Atlanta police officer stopped and out of his/her car. In Fayette County the most mundane offenses are ever stopped. How many times have you ever seen a law enforcement car not use a turn signal? How many time have you seen autos with expired tags let alone improperly displayed. Even minor offences could boost the treasury to some extent. Just a random thought.

Submitted by fluffybear on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 1:20am.

I could not agree with you more..

Georgia is working on making it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use cell phones, etc. while driving. Yawn? Why are we wasting our time with this. The majority of people I see talking on the phone while driving haven't seen 18 for quite sometime!

I am not a fan of hands-free units either. You can see it in the stores. People tend not to pay attention or block the aisles. A couple of weeks back, my 5 year old pointed out to me a older lady arguing (what appeared to be) with herself. I had to explain to my daughter that the lady was actually on the telephone and it was not all that long ago that someone like this would be locked up in a rubber room. Thanks to technology, we can no longer identify who is really nuts and who isn't.

Sigh!! Those were the days!

for the record, I am one of the earliest adopters of cell phones and still own one today. It sits in my glove box 95% of the time shut off. I only use it in case of emergency or really need to speak with someone about something important. I am not someone who you will ever find standing in the produce aisle on the phone asking if it is okay to buy the bananas with 3 black spots on them instead of just 2.

Submitted by jackyldo on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 6:00pm.

Today I had the honor of walking to pick up my car at Braelin Village Kauffman Tire Store. While walking the 3/4 of a mile along Peachtree Parkway, I conducted a little unscientific survey.

3 of the first 5 cars passing me, had drivers holding a cell phone up to their ear (all 3 were women by the way). Based on this 60% figure I expected carnage to soon develop. Trees would be endangered by the onslaught of distracted drivers. I could not tell who had a blue-tooth in their ear or who might be using a hands free type phone, but I continued to watch passing cars. Of the next 1 a male was observed driving with one hand and chatting. The percentage had dropped dramatically to 4 of 25 16%.

After picking up my car, I found a spot along the parkway where I could observe further in groups of 25 I spotted (again these are obvious 1 hand up to the head) 0 of 25, 2 of 25 ( 1 was putting on mascara as she drove, so she was counted) and 0 of 25. That made 6 out of 100 or 6 percent, 5 % if you don't count mascara girl.

Wondering if the first group was an aberration, I counted another 25 and saw 1 (a male in a very expensive sports car).

There is no doubt, anything we doing our car other than drive distracts from driving. No doubt texting requires more brainpower than lighting a cigarette,,, but do we need legislation for common sense?

30 years ago I'd bet the numbers for wearing a seat belt were less than 5 % now we do these routinely and non compliance is probably 2 or 3%

Just some thoughts

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