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Old 09-28-2010, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Texting Ban increase accident rate.

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But the bans haven't been effective. In fact, they may be responsible for a slight increase in distracted driving crashes, according to new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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It's not totally clear why the bans aren't having the intended effect, but researchers believe it may be because drivers - opting to text in spite of the bans - are holding their phones below the dashboard so police can't see them, taking their eyes and attention even further from the road

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like it's going to take a generation of DUI/MADD-style of pressure to change this behavior. Would you call this Twitterholism, Twitoholism, or Textoholism?

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I'm seriously thinking about installing a cell phone jammer in my car, but I fear that might cause more problems as those idiots are trying to figure out why they can't text or talk on the phone all of a sudden.
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Lazarus -

Sounds like it's going to take a generation of DUI/MADD-style of pressure to change this behavior. Would you call this Twitterholism, Twitoholism, or Textoholism?

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Twits?

Unfortuneately, MADD = Nazi. They have gone waaaay too far.
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Lazarus -

Sounds like it's going to take a generation of DUI/MADD-style of pressure to change this behavior. Would you call this Twitterholism, Twitoholism, or Textoholism?

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The texting is a problem but not the only one and I agree it will be an up hill battle. I see this up close and personal about 3 times a week as someone will try to run over me while in the process of talking, texting ,reading, doing makeup, or watching DVD's.

I like Frank idea "twits"
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Twits?

Unfortuneately, MADD = Nazi. They have gone waaaay too far.
Hee hee hee, I had a feeling you might say that. I don't have a better answer, but a preponderance of crashes is the only thing that will change this behavior.

But, by that time it won't matter because the testing will be replaced by wet-wired tele-talking into our brains.

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It was a dumb idea to even place a law such as a texting ban on the books, the reason we have had a law that covered this and many other things like this its called "reckless driving".

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I'm seriously thinking about installing a cell phone jammer in my car, but I fear that might cause more problems as those idiots are trying to figure out why they can't text or talk on the phone all of a sudden.
Not to mention that you could get in big trouble for this since usually jamming devices in violation of the FCC. Assuming you get caught, but I could use one of these at times also or a GPS jamming unit.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I say we go for the crashes, Darwin in action.

Unfortunately they may not just crash into each other.

I've been happily recording mobile phone muppets on my in car camera - which is deliberately out of reach for obvious reasons

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