"I won't text and drive if it is against the law"..wow!

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    I swear I heard a radio personality when news about the NHTSB suggested banning of text/driving.."
    well if it becomes a law I won't do it"!

    YES really.
    What is it with truly ignorant people who IGNORE the more fundamental laws of nature like oh for example:

    A car traveling at 30 mph travels in 44 feet on one second.
    reaction time from lifting eyes from texting to braking: 1.5 seconds. (accident reconstructionists simply to use a standard reaction time number, such as 1.5 seconds, when analyzing a case.
    Visual Expert Human Factors: Driver Reaction Time

    That means by the time a normal driver
    1) raises their eyes from their texting
    2) slams on the brakes

    They have traveled 66 feet.

    Using driving rules 1 car length for every 10 miles per hour and
    Average car length 13 feet that means at 30 mph means or
    3 car lengths or ~ 40 feet.

    So our texting driver travels 66 feet before seeing the car in front and slamming the brakes on!

    BAMM!!!
    Before slamming on the brakes.. ACCIDENT!!!
    And that's assuming the driver is driving 1 car length/10 mph!

    Laws of physics and physiology supercede laws of MAN every time!

    BUT of course this radio personality LIKE almost all nanny state children KNOW that they don't want to get caught by a cop breaking the LAWS of Man!!

    REALITY CHECK Yesterday I was driving 50 mph and young tattooed girl was driving next lane beside me side-by-side.. NOT 5 car lengths from car in front.. AND TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!
    GEEZ... there ought to be a law!!!
    DUH.. there IS... LAW of common SENSE and golden Rule!

    If from pre-school and up, from 2 year old watching TV to advertising the same amount of time and money that was spent on "global warming" and "Greening" were spent on teaching people common sense.. i.e.
    YOU don't TEXT and Drive at the same time!
    You don't expect a cop on every corner to be as inexpensive as each of us having common sense i.e. don't text and drive...
    If that were the meme of the day constantly beaten into all of us again like global warming/greening.. THERE wouldn't be the need of a "law against..."!
    We'd be following "common SENSE" laws.. i.e. you can't stop your car fast enough if you are texting and driving for example!!!
     
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    Texting AND talking on cell phones while driving (hands-free or not) should never, ever be done. Period. It's just asking for trouble.

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    Why dont we all put in for an 8cyl black government car with a driver. We can then sit in the back and do what we want. Well for now anyway!
     
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    they are also trying to ban talking on the cell phone. But did you know drinking coffee and eating while driving causes more accidents then talking on the phone. I dont do it because I dont like it unless its my kids , or hubby or my mom i will not answer the phone and I normally pull over.
     
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    I just dont understand the hands free thing.

    Its just like talking to someone sitting in the car next to you
     
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    some people concentrate.
     
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    I too think hands free should be ok and it makes no sense to make that illegal.

    I do agree with outlawing texting though.
     
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    It's amazing how so many people wait for government to tell them what to do. Common sense isn't common anymore. Too many don't think for themselves any more and wait for guidance from the state or federal government. Heck, the politicians have trained people to let them take care of them from cradle to grave, so this isn't surprising that some people will do things till told not to.
     
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    I was rear ended by a driver texting last April. While no one was hurt there was considerable damage to both vehicles. Yup, we need a law banning this extremely dangerous distraction!
     
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    One more thing to enforce.

    One more effort at enforced behaviour modification.

    I can hardly wait for the electronic surveilance that we will all soon be under.

    1984 does not seem so far fetched today as it did some time ago.
     

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