Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Texting and even calling while in a car? Read this

Posted Monday, November 22, 2010, at 6:15 PM
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  • And what pray tell will happen when a person wrecks on a back road at night, and their cell phone doesn't work?

    More government stupidity.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 7:18 PM
  • Ditto, I get everything done on headset. I always wait to answer txt when I've reached my destination.

    Another reason to keep that vehicle that's paid for!

    -- Posted by Freedomof Speech on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 7:27 PM
  • We have hands free calling through our radio. Just more government intervention...will it ever stop!

    -- Posted by Harleytodd on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 9:46 AM
  • Um, it doesn't say anything about phone calls, on the other links, just texting. No-one in their right mind will allow this to pass if it were for phone calls.

    -- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 11:12 AM
  • I would think they could limit or stop text and e-mails while allowing voice. To me, a voice call using hands-free devices is no more distracting than talking to a passenger. Maybe less, since I do not try to look at a phone call, but I might another person.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 11:54 AM
  • Funny but just the other day I was nearly ran off the road by a car that turned left next to me and just kept pulling over in front of me and into the parking lot. I had to pull up over the curb or get hit. I had my phone out and he was the one causing the near-accident--not me! I was actually paying attention to my driving and that of other drivers. My phone wasn't the problem.

    -- Posted by neena on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 5:11 PM
  • I can't argue with your points Unique-Lies but the cell phone has freed me up probably more than it has tied me down. (maybe)

    I work out of the house and my clients are spread around the world. For the most part, we all consider what time zones we are in and if we need to contact during off times, we e-mail, but without the cell phone, I could not take walks in the garden, punish PITA when she has torn something up, catch an emergency call from a loved one, etc.

    Cell phones are a blessing and a curse because some can not manage the tool well. I learn where the silence, call only, vibrate or volume controls are on a new cell phone very quickly and use them extensively.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Nov 25, 2010, at 9:53 AM
  • Our government spends far too much time and wastes God only knows how much money foolishly trying to accomplish the absolute impossible...protecting people from themselves. Government stupidity at it's absolute worst.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 12:04 AM
  • no texting unless the car is stopped.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 6:59 PM
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