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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 09:15 AM
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12. No surprise here........
Nearly every day on the highway, I come awfully close to being hit.....and it's always someone on a cell phone. :mad:
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  -Cellphone talkers as bad as drunk drivers: study Crisco  Jun-30-06 07:43 AM   #0 
  - No surprise there!  silverojo   Jun-30-06 07:55 AM   #1 
  - Plus, there are a lot more of them.  SmokingJacket   Jun-30-06 08:00 AM   #2 
  - I drive on two lane "country" roads to get to town.  CrispyQGirl   Jun-30-06 08:28 AM   #7 
  - More of them, and during times of heavy traffic  slackmaster   Jun-30-06 09:36 AM   #15 
  - yeah!  LifeDuringWartime   Jun-30-06 09:37 AM   #16 
  - I think it should be illegal to talk on the cellphone while driving.  raccoon   Jun-30-06 08:01 AM   #3 
  - It's illegal here in New York State  MorningGlow   Jun-30-06 10:34 AM   #26 
  - Totally not enforced up here in Watertown  shadowknows69   Jun-30-06 11:38 AM   #33 
  - it's illegal in chicago- but not enforced for shit...  QuestionAll   Jun-30-06 04:10 PM   #48 
  - I pulled over to take a call on I-64 in VA. I was well off  pokercat999   Jul-01-06 03:03 AM   #55 
  - Hands-free let's me keep one hand on the wheel, one on the  soothsayer   Jun-30-06 08:05 AM   #4 
  - Mythbusters did that last winter  Warpy   Jun-30-06 08:06 AM   # 
  - I agree about the problems of people driving while on the phone.  Jim__   Jun-30-06 08:52 AM   #9 
  - It seems that they are and it's through peripheral vision  Warpy   Jun-30-06 09:06 AM   #10 
  - And in addition to the missing visual cues, there's the sound quality.  politicat   Jun-30-06 09:20 PM   #51 
  - cell phones  braddy   Jun-30-06 09:47 PM   #52 
  - It's illegal to talk on a cellphone in Chicago.  Divernan   Jun-30-06 08:06 AM   #5 
  - Really? That is AWESOME.  BlueIris   Jun-30-06 10:01 AM   #22 
  - Some early morning commuters I see are drinking coffee smoking  0007   Jun-30-06 08:12 AM   #6 
  - That would tell me the average driver is just incompetent  MindPilot   Jun-30-06 08:48 AM   #8 
  - What if that pilot was still on the runway?  Ezlivin   Jun-30-06 09:09 AM   #11 
  - On the ground is one of the busiest times...  MindPilot   Jun-30-06 03:19 PM   #43 
     - If we could train drivers like pilots we'd have a pretty good system  Ezlivin   Jun-30-06 04:11 PM   #49 
  - MindPilot, I know you know how dumb the average person is  slackmaster   Jun-30-06 09:39 AM   #18 
     - And they all have driver's licenses and voter registration cards  MindPilot   Jun-30-06 03:20 PM   #44 
     - Even scarier - they breed  slackmaster   Jun-30-06 03:52 PM   #45 
     - Worse, odds are you were born of average people  jpgray   Jul-01-06 01:18 AM   #54 
  - No surprise here........  OhioChick   Jun-30-06 09:15 AM   #12 
  - i believe it, i really don't think the brain has the ability to toggle  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-30-06 09:27 AM   #13 
  - Mmmmmm, vodka and orange juice  slackmaster   Jun-30-06 09:36 AM   #14 
  - my friend was killed while talking on a cell phone  Skittles   Jun-30-06 12:33 PM   #38 
  - one of my old bosses got a ticket when a state trooper saw him  bleedingheart   Jun-30-06 09:38 AM   #17 
  - It doesn't surprise me in the least.......  RedEarth   Jun-30-06 09:45 AM   #19 
  - People who talk on the phone while driving are selfish asshole fuckwits.  BlueIris   Jun-30-06 09:59 AM   #20 
  - Hear hear  shadowknows69   Jun-30-06 11:37 AM   #32 
  - I agree with you  Skittles   Jun-30-06 12:34 PM   #39 
  - Agreed.  Dulcinea   Jun-30-06 01:34 PM   #41 
  - Absolutely  shadowknows69   Jun-30-06 09:59 AM   #21 
  - Does anyone know if cell-addicts can be prosecuted  winter999   Jun-30-06 10:02 AM   #23 
  - Here's a cool one  Turbineguy   Jun-30-06 10:06 AM   #24 
  - A great idea--people do those things frequently.  raccoon   Jun-30-06 11:01 AM   #29 
  - I use my cell all the time in my car. It really saves time.  jseankil   Jun-30-06 10:28 AM   #25 
  - I've never been hit by a DD, but have been by a 16yo on a cell...  ileus   Jun-30-06 10:56 AM   #27 
  - If it wasn't a tool for business or a toy for the affluent...  KansDem   Jun-30-06 11:00 AM   #28 
  - We need a new group to get on this: MAWD (mothers vs wireless drivers)  JudyM   Jun-30-06 11:11 AM   #30 
  - It's a $100 fine in NY  shadowknows69   Jun-30-06 11:36 AM   #31 
  - I wish they'd included one additional test in the research.  cobalt1999   Jun-30-06 11:46 AM   #34 
  - they should have also applied the chewing bubblegum while walking test..  frylock   Jun-30-06 11:54 AM   #35 
  - add in singing to the radio.  cobalt1999   Jun-30-06 12:07 PM   #36 
     - Agreed. Hot chicks should be illegal too.  MindPilot   Jun-30-06 03:03 PM   #42 
  - I've thought about this...  KansDem   Jun-30-06 12:20 PM   #37 
  - could be, that's why I'd like to see the condition  cobalt1999   Jun-30-06 01:13 PM   #40 
  - I agree, my conversations in the car consist of this  recoveringrepublican   Jun-30-06 04:03 PM   #46 
  - hey, a poster who actually read the posted article first!  pitohui   Jul-01-06 12:55 AM   #53 
  - They are WORSE..  SoCalDem   Jun-30-06 04:10 PM   #47 
  - I've always felt that talking on the cell phone...  krkaufman   Jun-30-06 04:23 PM   #50 

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