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Old 07-28-2009, 01:02 AM   #26
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what's wrong with texting while driving? im perfectly capable of texting while driving properly, not like those other guys
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what's wrong with texting while driving? im perfectly capable of texting while driving properly, not like those other guys
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Regardless of whether or not you believe that using the phone for any reason while driving affects your chance of crashing (which you'd have to be retarded to say it doesn't), are you so self-involved and pathetic that you can't wait until you get where you're going to continue your inane chatter with your friends?

The whole twitter/text movement and this sad need to prattle on about every single detail of your life is really getting on my nerves.
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^Your need to prattle about that little detail of your life just got on my nerves.
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jan 1 2010: cellphone ban in effect, hands free kit required. "N" drivers are completely screwed haha
feb 1 2010: they start enforcing with $167 fines, +3 points if you are texting/emailing

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All I gotta say, is about damn time.

edit: and for anyone that bitches about handsfree kits being expensive, there are always cheap options like this for $15: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2&promoid=1059
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Hands free should be banned too. I don't think it's the driving with one hand that's the problem.
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Actually, it's not driving with one hand that's the biggest part of the problem... having your view and the ability to turn your head to shoulder check restricted by holding the phone up to you head, is the biggest danger. Looking away from the road to text/dial/email is a very close second.
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edit: and for anyone that bitches about handsfree kits being expensive, there are always cheap options like this for $15: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...2&promoid=1059
theres even cheaper hands free kits outs there:

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Someone here at work just called Island Audio and asked how busy this has made them, and they said the phone hasn't stopped ringing with people purchasing either hands free kits or buying ear piece.
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Actually, it's not driving with one hand that's the biggest part of the problem... having your view and the ability to turn your head to shoulder check restricted by holding the phone up to you head, is the biggest danger. Looking away from the road to text/dial/email is a very close second.
Let's not forget about the left brain/right brain battle making it difficult to focus on critical driving tasks while carrying on a conversation.
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the new rules coming into effect at the beginning of the year will in theory make ppl pay more attention to the roads rather than their phones. I know im pretty bad when im on the road.

however what i do not agree with is emergency personal being exempt from this rule. They are more dangerous if they are going somewhere in a high speed chase or emergency and talking on their phones. if the gen pop are banned from using them, emergency personal should also be banned.
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however what i do not agree with is emergency personal being exempt from this rule. They are more dangerous if they are going somewhere in a high speed chase or emergency and talking on their phones. if the gen pop are banned from using them, emergency personal should also be banned.
They likely don't use their phones while on a chase or other emergency call, but they do use their radios of obvious reasons.

They have also received driver training that most people haven't.
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They likely don't use their phones while on a chase or other emergency call, but they do use their radios of obvious reasons.

They have also received driver training that most people haven't.
seen enough cops on the phone while on pursuits, so trying to justify their actions isnt going to fly

and regardless of what sort of evasive maneuver training they have received, its not going to help them if they handset stuck to the side of their ear
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I admit, I have TWD, but that was with a normal phone. It is 100% impossible to do with an iPhone without taking your eyes off the road, the touchscreen has no sense of feeling where the buttons or words are. Same with a BlackBerry, too many buttons to press to try to freehand it. But yes, and normal flip phone or
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seen enough cops on the phone while on pursuits, so trying to justify their actions isnt going to fly

and regardless of what sort of evasive maneuver training they have received, its not going to help them if they handset stuck to the side of their ear
NO reason they can't be constrained to handsfree the same as everyone else.
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It was nice yesterday on my way home from work watching the guy behind me driving with his cell phone in one hand and a smoke in the other. Just checking my mirror to see when this clown was going to run into the back of my car.
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seen enough cops on the phone while on pursuits, so trying to justify their actions isnt going to fly

and regardless of what sort of evasive maneuver training they have received, its not going to help them if they handset stuck to the side of their ear
I Read the article in the newspaper and jumped to the same conclusion. "How is it appropriate for emergency personnel to use their cell phones when they're people too and it's just as dangerous for them as it is us; potentially moreso because they often have higher stress, higher speed situations."

I did however, remember about how the Victoria Police CREST system had been giving its users nightmares in the form of dead zones and lack of clarity. As a result, the police chief issued all officers cell phones. I can see this being a possible case to why we're seeing officers on the phone with lights flashing.

That's speculation though.
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I can text without looking at the phone at all with the old fashioned flip phone
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I Read the article in the newspaper and jumped to the same conclusion. "How is it appropriate for emergency personnel to use their cell phones when they're people too and it's just as dangerous for them as it is us; potentially moreso because they often have higher stress, higher speed situations."

I did however, remember about how the Victoria Police CREST system had been giving its users nightmares in the form of dead zones and lack of clarity. As a result, the police chief issued all officers cell phones. I can see this being a possible case to why we're seeing officers on the phone with lights flashing.

That's speculation though.
I do you are correct James, I remember a while back, actually it was around the time of the nasty murder in Oak Bay that involved the asian family. OBPD and VPD were trying to communicate through the CREST system and they couldnt due to fur issues and resorted to using their cell phones.

I dont have a problem what so ever with the officers using their phones in those types of situations. In our small group we all know a few cops that are on the beat and we want them to remain safe, but there is no way an emergency personnel is going to be any safer on the road while using a cell phone when it has been perceived and accepted that the regular BC citizen is a hazard.

Here' s question for all the nay-sayers. What about those emergency personnel that are off duty? Once the uniform is removed and they are living their lives right next to us on the roads, are they bound by the same law, or is it ok for them to use their devices?

Its should be all or none. Giving exemptions only increases chances of circumventing the system in place and finding loopholes in the process.
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Here' s question for all the nay-sayers. What about those emergency personnel that are off duty? Once the uniform is removed and they are living their lives right next to us on the roads, are they bound by the same law, or is it ok for them to use their devices?
Oh, you mean like cops getting pulled over for speeding while off duty and not getting tickets?

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Its should be all or none. Giving exemptions only increases chances of circumventing the system in place and finding loopholes in the process.
Should be.... theres alot of things that should be, and aren't.
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Should be.... theres alot of things that should be, and aren't.
in a perfect world i guess...
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