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Old 12-13-2011, 03:35 PM
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http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/13/9418504-us-calls-for-ban-on-in-car-phone-use-even-with-bluetooth

So now they want to outlaw all electronic devices with the exception of GPS and 911 calls. I’d like to know how they plan on allowing passengers to make calls while blocking driver generated calls. Even hands free will be banned.
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Wonder if the popos will still be able to use their laptops while driving down a busy street? Just kidding, kind of. Just about got run over by a law abiding one at lunch today while he was typing away.

In all seriousness, don't we already have a law on the books for reckless driving? Do we need another stinking law that doesn't get enforced? Maybe they should enforce what's already on the books and take it to the next level like suspending the drivers license for those breaking the law. Texting drivers should be the first to go, then cell phone jabbers...

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"Safety advocates have long called for such a ban like the one the NTSB proposed Tuesday to reduce the phenomenon of distracted driving, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says killed 3,092 people in 2010."

If the Govt. were really interested in saving lives then they would ban cigarettes that kill over 400,000 people a year.
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3092 killed by "phone use accidents" in 2010.
10,228 killed by dui accidents in 2010.

Morons.
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
If the Govt. were really interested in saving lives then they would ban cigarettes that kill over 400,000 people a year.
What? Why? Cigarettes stimulate jobs. Im all for health insurance premiums being tripled for smokers to offset the later medical cost but I feel cigarettes are wonderful for the economy.
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They should close all drive through windows to stop eating while driving. Auto manufactures should stop installing cup holders and mirrors in cars. Heck let's just ban driving. We need to be protected from our selves!
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Devil's advocate here. Why can the government have seat belt and helmet laws to protect me from myself but not cell phone laws to protect me from others?
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This is idiotic.
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Originally Posted by Lineside View Post
They should close all drive through windows to stop eating while driving. Auto manufactures should stop installing cup holders and mirrors in cars. Heck let's just ban driving. We need to be protected from our selves!
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News of this today made me fly off the handle. Imagine the productivity losses to the economy to not be able to use your phone while driving....
Liberalism-ideas so good they have to be mandatory!

Its bad enough that Bush's suckup to the left gave us a lightbulb ban that goes into effect in a couple weeks, and now this debacle, if it really happens.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Devil's advocate here. Why can the government have seat belt and helmet laws to protect me from myself but not cell phone laws to protect me from others?
Who said any of those were welcome? Hell let an ins. co. drop you if you don't wear a helmet or not pay your hospital bill if you didn't wear one, they can build that into your policy. Same can go for seat bealt laws. It's not the gov. place to look over one shoulder all the time.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Who said any of those were welcome? Hell let an ins. co. drop you if you don't wear a helmet or not pay your hospital bill if you didn't wear one, they can build that into your policy. Same can go for seat bealt laws. It's not the gov. place to look over one shoulder all the time.
But, not wearing a belt or helmet is a risk I am willing to take/pay for. Having Muffy run me over with her SUV while "cell phoning" isn't a risk I take voluntarily.

Again, just playing the ol' devil's advocate.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Devil's advocate here. Why can the government have seat belt and helmet laws to protect me from myself but not cell phone laws to protect me from others?
I don't agree with seatbelt or helmet laws, either. It's not the government's role.

Oh, and good luck enforcing this one. I guess we won't see Bluetooth options in cars anymore. Or on GPS. Come to think of it, GPS units can be distracting as well. We should ban them, as well.
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What? Why? Cigarettes stimulate jobs. Im all for health insurance premiums being tripled for smokers to offset the later medical cost but I feel cigarettes are wonderful for the economy.
Studies have shown that cigarette smokers are less of "lifetime financial burden" on either nationalized or private healthcare because they die earlier.

It's the tofu eating exercise junkies that have a higher lifetime medical financial burden on society.

Weird huh?
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It is not OK to cause an accident while driving drunk but it's OK to cause an accident while "cell phoning" it? If you look at one of the above posts, approx 3,000 fatalities are caused by the ol' cell phone and 10,000 are caused by DUI's. Do we draw the line at 5,000? 7,000? 3500?

Still playing the ol' devil's advocate.

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Originally Posted by CharlieFoxtrot View Post
News of this today made me fly off the handle. Imagine the productivity losses to the economy to not be able to use your phone while driving....
Liberalism-ideas so good they have to be mandatory!

Its bad enough that Bush's suckup to the left gave us a lightbulb ban that goes into effect in a couple weeks, and now this debacle, if it really happens.
Imagine the productivity gains, if people had to work 55 minutes out of each hour, instead of gaming or social networking.
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Meaningless cause they won't or can't enforce it.

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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Is it not OK to cause an accident while driving drunk but it's OK to cause an accident while "cell phoning" it? If you look at one of the above posts, approx 3,000 fatalities are caused by the ol' cell phone and 10,000 are caused by DUI's. Do we draw the line at 5,000? 7,000? 3500?

Still playing the ol' devil's advocate.
I think that society is still more forgiving of the cell phone killer than the drunk driver. As some here will argue, it is a necessity, even while driving. Make the stigma, and the punishment, on par. We could go back to rotary dial phones on 6 foot cords, and it wouldn't bother me.

BUT, I am graduating from an old Sanyo MM8300 flip phone to an iPhone 4S when my wife gets home from the Sprint store in about 10 minutes.
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Bullshit meant to keep the masses from looking at the real issues.
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Does this mean no more "free" Government Phone too?.......I know a girl who has 2 kids a 1 and 3 year old, both have free government cell phones.......The 1 year old had his when he was 2 months old............That household has 4 free phones total.....And shes the only job holder in the house...

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