It's About Time!

April 23rd, 2009
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In case you haven't heard, the City Council passed a bill - 6 to 1 - bannig the use of handheld cell phones, video games or any other mobile electronic devices while driving (click to read article by Honolulu Advertiser reporter Sean Hao) ....... uh, It's About Time!

I agreed with Mayor Hanneman when he vetoed the first bill since it didn't "make sense" but the bill passed yesterday - to become law starting July 1st if signed by Mayor Hanneman - certainly does. And it still allows people to still talk but via a "hand-free" device. 

This time around, there weren't much opposition but who da heck was da single City Council member that opposed it? :roll:

Unfortunately, some see it (talking on the phone while driving) as a liberty or freedom being taken away which is sad. I see it as common sense being forced into your thick skull since obviously multi-tasking is not your forté.

We've all seen it and do it time to time. We've all been on both sides of the street when it comes to talking on the phone. And no lie, when you're on the phone talking and driving, you're totally fine with it but when you see someone else on their phone, your little - or big - road rage devil pops out and you start yelling in your car, "get off da damn phone and drive!!!"...... or is it just me? :oops:

Then of course you gotta do da quick stink eye drive by. :roll:

Wassap Wit Dat!

Is it an inconvenience? No doubt - especially if you have a "legitimate" reason for being on the phone and driving like if you forgot something or need to give instructions or directions.... but das why they invented hands free kits (besides trying for make more money of course)! And if you gotta be on da phone and drive, please be in da right lane..... you know, da sloooooow lane.

Just because everybody and their newborn has a cell, some people are crying government intrusion. Think about it this way. Remembah waaaaaaaaaay back when cell phones were the weight and size of bricks and only the "rich" people had them? I remembah hearing "everyone" else bitch about how dangerous it was for those people to talk and drive but now that "everyone" and their dog has one..... no one is bitching now huh?

Well except that one City Council member.  :roll:

What they should ban is those who make their conversations open to da public in the walkie-talkie mode. It should be a citizens right, if they are able to hear BOTH conversations in a public venue where it disturbs the people around him/her, you can just grab the phone and do your best Joe Montana impersonation and throw a deep bomb or bettah yet, make like LeBron James and slam dunk da crap out of dat suckah!   :lol:

With the current passed bill, some say it'll still be hard to enforce..... Brah, if you think dat..... you not too bright eh?

With my extensive law knowledge from Law & Order, NCIS, CSI and Bones, I can see them nailing you without even batting an eyelash.

Follow me. You're on your phone. You see lights flash behind you. You slyly drop your phone on your side and discreetly hide your phone.

Officer:       "Do you know why I pulled you over?"
Idiot:     "No."
Officer:       "I saw you on your phone."
Idiot:     "What phone?"
Officer:       (Looks around and doesn't see it in plain view)  "May I search I search your car?"
Idiot:     "No. And I don't even have my phone on me. I left it at home."
Officer:       "Then what was you holding up to your ear? And do you normally talk to yourself?"
Idiot:     "I was leaning on my hand....... and I was singing." (ha ha! I got you Officer!)
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Officer:       (hands him a ticket anyways)
Idiot:     "I'm going to protest it. I don't even have my phone with me.""
Officer:       (big grin)  "Please do."

Idiot shows up to court and pleads his case to the judge saying that the officer couldn't have seen him because of the angle he was sitting in his car. The judge then asks the officer to "show proof"......... BAM!

Subpoenaed call detail of the Idiot's cell phone which matches the time of the officer calling in to base for the pull over and the nailing evidence? The time stamp on the ticket. :lol: No can win! :razz:

I gotta say this though. It's a little irkamatating when they say this cell phone ban will save lives.... hello.... McFly.... I thought it was to make you a more attentive driver? It should have been said it'll prevent a lot more unnecessary accidents and possibly save a life resulting from it.

But dat's just me.   :grin:

At least now I get one excuse if I no pick up da phone wen Da Wife calls...... "Babe, I was driving." :wink:

So wat you tink?

 

 

SHOUT OUT:  Mahalos to anklebiters for the bags of cookies!

 

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41 Responses to “It's About Time!”

  1. KAN:

    I totally agree with you - it's about time. Washington has the same kind of law. Hey, people in Seattle can't even talk on the phone/text and WALK safely at the same time-what makes them think they can drive and talk/text at the same time?

    My parents, Sweetie and I were headed north last weekend for an out-of-town trip. Idiot driver cuts dad off with an unsignaled lane change. Dad is an attentive and defensive driver, so he was able to change lanes out of lolo's way. Sure enough, lolo was ON THE PHONE.


  2. 9th Island Girl:

    I agree with you. Some people, like my aunty, can talk on the phone and reverse into a parking stall with no problem at all. Others are weaving all over the place. I'd say about 90% of the time when I've observed somebody doing something stupid and dangerous while driving, they're talking on the phone.


  3. M:

    Good Morning BL! :)

    I agree, but you still get distracted when you have to dial a number. Is it okay if you have it speaker mode? What about all those people who drinks coffee in the morning and driving. That could be a distraction too or setting your GPS while driving.


  4. Scott:

    I reluctantly agree with this. There have been a couple of near miss accidents with me at fault because I was dialing on my phone. So, I reluctantly agree. Either way, most of us don't drive so far on this island that we can't hold off on a phone conversation for 10 minutes, except for the jammed up freeway people. However, you can just tint you windows so illegally (ha ha) and dark that you can do whatever you want. Either way, it'll be curious to see how the enforcement of this goes.


  5. Ynaku:

    I will agree that get choke ukupila stoopid people that no can chew gum and walk same time no less try drive and use da phone.

    So since I have 2 phones, do I need 2 hands free ear pieces? Now more no can hea. I wonda if 1 earpice can work with 2 phones. I think can but what if the 2 phones ring same time? And what if I like call out, the 2 phones going dial out? Inquiring minds wants to know.

    I go test um. You going buy me 2 hands free ear pieces? :D

    Nah just keeding, but I going try this AT HOME.


  6. Braddah Lance:

    KAN:
    Hey, people in Seattle can't even talk on the phone/text and WALK safely at the same time-what makes them think they can drive and talk/text at the same time?

    Same here...... :roll:

    ...he was able to change lanes out of lolo's way. Sure enough, lolo was ON THE PHONE.

    Was there any doubt?
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    9th Island Girl:
    I'd say about 90% of the time when I've observed somebody doing something stupid and dangerous while driving, they're talking on the phone.

    I'd say dat's a pretty good percentage.
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    M:
    I agree, but you still get distracted when you have to dial a number. Is it okay if you have it speaker mode?

    I believe phones now have the "voice dialing" feature - mines does. And speakerphone is hands-free but the quality is not as good as a hands-free kit directly plugged in or bluetooth.

    What about all those people who drinks coffee in the morning and driving. That could be a distraction too or setting your GPS while driving.

    Yeah.... or da makeup thing or da book reading thing. But da GPS thing, dat is in da ban (electronic devices).
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    Scott:
    However, you can just tint you windows so illegally (ha ha) and dark that you can do whatever you want. Either way, it'll be curious to see how the enforcement of this goes.

    But at night you can see da "glow" and then even more worse get busted two times! One for cell phone use and da oddah?........ Illegal tint. :lol:
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    Ynaku:
    I go test um. You going buy me 2 hands free ear pieces?

    Surah! But your phone(s) already has da best hands free kit installed already........... if you just hold da red button on your cell for five seconds das da best hands free system in da world! :razz:

    Nah just keeding, but I going try this AT HOME.


  7. uji:

    BL:
    Cali has had this in effect for a while and once on bluetooth device, it's great convenience.. the voice-dial feature is way-cool and drive-time in LA (too long) presents a great opp to work or catch up with friends..

    flash forward a couple of years beyond this apparent invasion of privacy an' realize that a BT device will eventually be able to monitor vital signs, alert for problems, and more importantly alert the treatment continuum if you have a really big problem..

    as long as it doesn' alert my wife that i'm misbehaving in one or more ways, i'm good with it..

    aka, can handle Big Brother, esp. if he's gonna save my life..

    can not handle Big Mama, esp. if she's goin' karang my okole.. :lol:


  8. tita leerz:

    Bruddah,
    Does dat mean you cannot take pictures in traffic no more of baboozes in convertibles with their surfboards smashing their girlfriends in da passenja seat?
    You know, you can jus duck tape yo fone to yo head!
    @UNCS....new favorite word? karang!
    @SCOTT..How do people pass inspection with super dark tints?


  9. tita leerz:

    ...on a trip to NYC my shuttle driver had is cell phone in one hand and his walkie in the other. ...driving with his elbows on the van wyck. his conversations sounded so interesting cuz he started talking wid his hands (or elbows)...if only could understand spanish.


  10. acuradriver02:

    BL,

    I completely agree with your blog today, virtually every word. I think I have seen more of the lane squatters, ON THE PHONE, than erratic driving types. As you said, we've all done it. I know how irritated I get when I some an idiot just chatting about what they had for lunch and who's dating who and everything else AND just cruising along without a care in the world. That being the case, I try to be extra "aware" when I'm on the cell and keep up with the pace of traffic.

    I can forsee that the ACLU will probably get involved shortly...whether or not it's common sense. They also irritate me to no end when they get involved with those Pledge of Allegiance lawsuits. If you don't like it and don't subscribe to it, perhaps you should think about moving to another country where God isn't interwoven into our lives.


  11. jaydee:

    Eh brah, you and Cat must be on the same wave length! :)

    Even with a hands-free device you are still distracted from driving. I was follwing a lady the other day on the freeway. Her speed would vary from slow, 50mph in the fast lane, to fast, 70mph. I finally passed her and saw that she was talking via a wireless device on her cell. She was totally oblivious to her surroundings and was a danger not only to herself but the other drivers as well.

    I agree with the ban but maybe they should take it a step further and ban any use of cell phones while driving, wireless device or not. I know it would pi$$ off a lot of people but if they are really concerned about safety this is the logical solution. Hey, a few years ago we all got along just fine without or cell's, Blackberry's and I-Phones while driving.


  12. Ynaku:

    Get big sale on Hand Free sets. CHEAP!!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33838556@N02/3174219051/


  13. J.P.:

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure we've all been on both sides of this cell phone thing. I know I have. Most of the time, the person ahead of you drives super slow and when you pass them, 9 times out of 10, they're on the phone. I usually use speakerphone or a headset when I'm driving but I think it's a good solution on paper but enforcing it might be kinda difficult. Ah, you never know what will happen though.


  14. B:

    yep, it's about time. kinda sad gotta pass laws like this but it is necessary. too many close encounters of the cellular type.

    next ban the council needs to look at is cell phone usage in public places. if smoking in public places poses a health hazard so to does cell phone usage. the decibel level of other people making the ears hurt not to mention it being a noise nuisance too.


  15. opso:

    BL - i agree......and also with jaydee dat gotta make em no cell phone use while driving......period!
    talking on da phone in da car....even wit da stoopid looking bluetooth thingamabob.....is distracting no matta what. your mind no stay fully concentrating on da road.

    gotta make em so dat somehow.....da cell phone gets disabled when operating a vehicle.......den da enforcement gets easier too.
    cept for emergency and public safety peeps of course.

    and if you really need to use da phone......you gotta stop da car.....den make da call.
    hmm......now why does dat sound so familiar? :roll:


  16. rayboyjr:

    BL ... totally agree with you and the ban ... but I would have hoped that it didn't have to get to this point where a law was needed. It's too bad that everyone was not blessed with common sense!

    Anway, I always think of worst case scenarios and now there might come a day after the ban is in effect, that our wife/husband/mom/dad/son/daugther/etc. is in a dire emergency and calls while we're driving ... but it just so happens that we don't have or can't find our hands free ear piece ... so we don't pick up the phone...


  17. Ocean Lover:

    The wahines going NUTS come July 1st! ;-)

    Guys generally use phones for a PURPOSE (i.e.-need directions, what time's the meeting?, whatchu want for lunch?, etc.....)

    Wahines use the phone.............cuz CAN! :twisted:

    "Just SHUT UP and DRIVE!"

    OL


  18. buddahbelly:

    Aloha All,
    It is about time! I've been bugging my daughter about it forever since she is probably one of the worst offenders. What's worse is she is one of those who also talks with their hands. This is definitely one of my pet peeves since someone sideswiped my car while on a cell.

    Now only if they could do something about really loud peeps talking on their cells in the bank, market, elevator....well you know what I mean.


  19. Michel:

    Glad to hear this is finally going to happen. Also, a good solution for the State's deficit, cause ALOT of citations are going to be issued!!!! I wonder if they will increase the police force to handle it all.


  20. roach:

    BL,

    I agree 100% that this ban long overdue and will make people concentrate on the road while operating a motor vehicle. I've seen so many people trying drive and talk at the same time and they can't do it. Personally, I think that the city council should have taken one step further and banned any activity while driving. I've seen people:
    1. putting on make up
    2 eating a plate lunch
    3. cuddling a dog
    4. reading
    5. brushing their hair
    People need to wake up, you're operating a potential weapon and you're not concentrating on the road ?


  21. snow:

    I support the ban... while slightly inconvenient, it is not like you can't use your phone if you really have to. I think if people exercised some common sense and limited their cell phone usage, with or without hands free devices, our roads would be much safer.

    Ocean Lover - Hey! :mad: I have witnessed as many men, if not more, driving (badly!) while carrying on longwinded conversations on their cell phones!! Anyway, you said guys use their cell phones to ask for directions? Uhhh... since when did men start asking for directions???? Ha! :roll:


  22. KAN:

    OL: I've seen as many lolo men as lolo women on the phone while driving. And I've heard as many loud phone conversations by men as women on the bus. Unfortunately, lolo-ness is gender neutral when it comes to cell etiquette.


  23. bamboohouse808:

    I agree there should be some kind of ban. I've seen a lot of near misses and road rage between people driving while talking on their cell phone. I still think it will be hard to enforce. Hopefully, now when somebody gets into an accident because of this, they can be found guilty on some kind of negligence and not just guilty of being a crappy driver.


  24. Ocean Lover:

    SNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW/KAN......I betchu if you walk around and just look at cars driving around with their DRIVERS YAPPING ON THE PHONE.............the MAJORITY will be WOMEN.

    OL


  25. BananaFysh:

    I agree with you 100% BL!

    Too many stupid people driving around blathering on their cell phones. I agree with 9th Island Girl, gotta be at least 90% of stupid actions you see on the road cause by people talking on cell phones.

    Since when did finding out things RIGHT NOW become such a priority? Cannot wait a few minutes? We managed to do it before.

    It also seems like most people are unwilling to put their conversations on hold while they do something else. It really would be nice to see somebody put their phone down when they park in a structure, then resume their conversation after they park their car. :? I'm sure we've all been stuck behind that donkey taking 10 minutes to make a 30-point turn trying to get their car in or out of a stall, when they might have been able to do it in 10 seconds and one shot had they just put the phone down for a minute. :evil: grrrr


  26. BananaFysh:

    Oh yeah, what's with the "across the head" holding technique? The picture accompanying the article shows an example of that. Right hand holding the phone to the left ear. :? WWD!?!?

    Oh, I dunno if anyone else has seen this, but the over the past couple weeks, I've seen people brushing their teeth while driving. :shock:

    WWD!!!


  27. Ocean Lover:

    That's ANOTHER OF MY PET PEEVES........"Oh yeah, what's with the "across the head" holding technique?"

    I could NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT..........you hold the phone with your right hand........hold it to your RIGHT EAR and same with the left hand. Seems SIMPLE ENOUGH but I always see people doing that "across the FACE" technique. WWD??????????

    OL


  28. EMM386:

    Can't talk on the phone from the GSX-R anyway, so it's all good to me. Safer for me, anyway.


  29. Braddah Lance:

    uji:
    Cali has had this in effect for a while and once on bluetooth device, it's great convenience..

    Tell me about it.... Da Wife already ahead of da game cause once she heard had to go hands free, she found her BT last night and charged up ready to go.

    flash forward a couple of years beyond this apparent invasion of privacy an' realize that a BT device will eventually be able to monitor vital signs, alert for problems, and more importantly alert the treatment continuum if you have a really big problem..

    I tink we sorta already there..... look at OnStar.

    as long as it doesn' alert my wife that i'm misbehaving in one or more ways, i'm good with it..

    :lol: Das wat private investigators are for. :lol:
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    tita leerz:
    Does dat mean you cannot take pictures in traffic no more of baboozes in convertibles with their surfboards smashing their girlfriends in da passenja seat?

    :lol: LOL You still remembah dat one? :lol:

    You know, you can jus duck tape yo fone to yo head!

    lmao But going leave bald spot aftah.... how's about one head band?

    @SCOTT..How do people pass inspection with super dark tints?

    Dis is Hawaii...... it's not WAT you know... it's WHO you know. You should know dat. :grin:

    ...on a trip to NYC my shuttle driver had is cell phone in one hand and his walkie in the other. ...driving with his elbows on the van wyck. his conversations sounded so interesting cuz he started talking wid his hands (or elbows)...if only could understand spanish.

    Good ting you nevah start talking to him...... then he would have been really distracted. :roll: Ai-goo.
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    acuradriver02:
    I think I have seen more of the lane squatters, ON THE PHONE, than erratic driving types.

    Come to think of it, on da way to practice I saw three "squatters" and two on da way home aftah. In fact one person on da way home was giving ME stink eye and yappin' away.... WWD!
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    jaydee:
    Eh brah, you and Cat must be on the same wave length!

    We're like..... Cats and Dogs. :grin:

    Even with a hands-free device you are still distracted from driving...I agree with the ban but maybe they should take it a step further and ban any use of cell phones while driving, wireless device or not. I know it would pi$$ off a lot of people but if they are really concerned about safety this is the logical solution. Hey, a few years ago we all got along just fine without or cell's, Blackberry's and I-Phones while driving.

    Yup yup - so so true but imagine if they did a total ban from da get-go...... just like acuradriver02 said.... ACLU going step in. I tink going be there one day once people start doing "studies" and researches..... jus' like da seat belts no?
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    Ynaku:
    Get big sale on Hand Free sets. CHEAP!!!!

    At least I know need worry about a bald spot with da duct tape then. :lol:
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    J.P.:
    ....but I think it's a good solution on paper but enforcing it might be kinda difficult. Ah, you never know what will happen though.

    Ho, become one Kwonic eh now? :grin: Auuuu'riiiigggght! :wink:

    And yeah, looks supah good on papah..... we'll see how it goes though.
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    B:
    next ban the council needs to look at is cell phone usage in public places. if smoking in public places poses a health hazard so to does cell phone usage. the decibel level of other people making the ears hurt not to mention it being a noise nuisance too.

    :grin: Rogah Dat! At least have da courtesy for tone it down or go to da side or something yeah?
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    opso:
    talking on da phone in da car....even wit da stoopid looking bluetooth thingamabob.....is distracting no matta what. your mind no stay fully concentrating on da road.

    Distracting for da drivah or you? :lol: Cause I know some of those things look really funny and no can help but stare yeah? :lol: Then especially wen they talking to "themselves" cause no one else stay in da car. :lol:
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    rayboyjr:
    BL ... totally agree with you and the ban ... but I would have hoped that it didn't have to get to this point where a law was needed. It's too bad that everyone was not blessed with common sense!

    I wondah if UH would offer a class?

    ... but it just so happens that we don't have or can't find our hands free ear piece ... so we don't pick up the phone...

    I can bet you a million dollahs dat dat would be da most popular excuse to da officer and/or da judge, "but it was an emergency!"
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    Ocean Lover:
    The wahines going NUTS come July 1st!
    Guys generally use phones for a PURPOSE (i.e.-need directions, what time's the meeting?, whatchu want for lunch?, etc.....)

    Ok OL, I going stay out of dis one. :razz:
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    buddahbelly:
    This is definitely one of my pet peeves since someone sideswiped my car while on a cell.

    Now dat sucks! :mad:

    Now only if they could do something about really loud peeps talking on their cells in the bank, market, elevator....well you know what I mean.

    I know wat you mean and then some! I no can understand why they just no can at da least talk softer or go to da side or something. :roll:
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    Michel:
    Glad to hear this is finally going to happen. Also, a good solution for the State's deficit, cause ALOT of citations are going to be issued!!!! I wonder if they will increase the police force to handle it all.

    I doubt it. Maybe they'll look out for it more but I can see CHOKE citations in da city area though, not so much on da freeway.
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    roach:
    People need to wake up, you're operating a potential weapon and you're not concentrating on the road ?

    I tink das da hardest part you (everyone driving) doesn't realize. You're behind a "weapon" and unless you hit somebody/something or got into an accident you just don't realize it. Heaven forbid you do, but isn't usually da case you nevah know until you've been there/done that? :???:


  30. Rod's Big Bro:

    @ Ynaku, just forward one phone to the other, that way only one phone will ring and you can answer even if it's from the other phone. At the same time, the one that is taking the call will cause a message to be sent to your secondary phone.

    The biggest thing is peeps will have to learn to use voice command, so that way you don't need to do dialing with the fingers. It's all there, just that peeps don't want to use it or learn to use it, been on blue tooth with voice command since 07', there is no need to text while driving.


  31. Rod's Big Bro:

    The next step will be to keep rude peeps from using the phone while in the check out line or at the bank. They waste so much of my time trying to talk and pay for their things and it also confuses the cashier or teller.

    Also the idiots who read the menu to their friends, why can't they do it while their waiting, instead of when it's time to order WWD ! ! What short term memory loss? ? Can go on and on, but nuff for now, do they do that while golfing?? That would drive others crazy.


  32. Rodney:

    I heard on the radio this morning that this ban includes not just talking on the phone while it's your hand, but also picking up your phone just to answer it or end the call. Maybe that's why the one councilmember voted against it saying that it was too broad.

    So if I get a call coming in while I'm driving and pick up the phone to put it on speaker so I can be hands-free, the cop can still ticket me because I answered the phone using my hand? Kind of chicken kaka if you ask me. And then what, cannot touch the phone again for end the call? There goes all my minutes.

    No can win... :sad:


  33. Ocean Lover:

    @ Rodney...........maybe they'll institute a "5-second rule" like in basketball? If you HOLD THE PHONE longer than 5 seconds.......TICKET! ;-)

    OL


  34. Rodney:

    @OL - 5 seconds. That means only can speed dial. I cannot look up a phone number and hit dial in 5 seconds. MLC you know :wink:


  35. M:

    In Japan everyone has a cell phone but I never saw one person using bluetooth at all. I would think that with all the advance electronic technology they have there everyone would be using one. Maybe they know something that we don't, like it will give you brain cancer.


  36. M:

    In Japan, no talking on cell phone at all while riding the trains or subways.


  37. Kelli:

    We were talking about this at work this morning. I could use some kind of tax credit or something because I have to buy a bluetooth headset or get that bluetooth thinger installed in my car. If I get a headset, I want a good one — I demand a Jawbone!


  38. Coconut Willy:

    Darn, no can talk on da phone. Gotta go back to reading my book while driving.
    Jus keeding!


  39. Braddah Lance:

    snow:
    I think if people exercised some common sense and limited their cell phone usage, with or without hands free devices, our roads would be much safer.

    Very true! I called Da Wife to let her know I was home.... hung up by the time I left da parking lot.

    Anyway, you said guys use their cell phones to ask for directions? Uhhh... since when did men start asking for directions???? Ha!

    She got you there OL. :lol:
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    KAN:
    Unfortunately, lolo-ness is gender neutral when it comes to cell etiquette.

    True dat..... two times!
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    bamboohouse808:
    Hopefully, now when somebody gets into an accident because of this, they can be found guilty on some kind of negligence and not just guilty of being a crappy driver.

    Very good point! I wondah if lawyers will start to use dat as an edge/advantage in civil suits.
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    Ocean Lover:
    I betchu if you walk around and just look at cars driving around with their DRIVERS YAPPING ON THE PHONE.............the MAJORITY will be WOMEN.

    You know.......... eh, I'll just stay out of dis one too. :razz:
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    BananaFysh:
    Since when did finding out things RIGHT NOW become such a priority? Cannot wait a few minutes? We managed to do it before.

    Exactly! Das why da generation growing up now no mo' patience.

    It also seems like most people are unwilling to put their conversations on hold while they do something else. It really would be nice to see somebody put their phone down when they park in a structure, then resume their conversation after they park their car.

    Rogah dat! I've done dat too telling whoevah I'm talking to to wait while I finish or I'll call 'em right back.

    Oh yeah, what's with the "across the head" holding technique?

    Yeah..... maybe it's a sense of security issue. :lol:
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    Ocean Lover:
    I could NEVER UNDERSTAND THAT.........

    Wooo-saaaa
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    EMM386:
    Can't talk on the phone from the GSX-R anyway, so it's all good to me. Safer for me, anyway.

    Back in my hay-day..... I once made a call from my FZR - almost dropped my phone and I nevah did it again. Actually my helmet get BT so I can make and receive calls but I nevah turn 'em on..... gotta worry too much about da cage drivahs. :roll:
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    Rod's Big Bro:
    The biggest thing is peeps will have to learn to use voice command, so that way you don't need to do dialing with the fingers. It's all there, just that peeps don't want to use it or learn to use it, been on blue tooth with voice command since 07', there is no need to text while driving.

    Yup. Maybe da people selling da phones would edumacate da buyers now?

    Also the idiots who read the menu to their friends

    I no get da kine dat gotta do dat..... and they've eaten there before plenty times! Like at Mickey D's or L&L. :mad:
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    Rodney:
    I heard on the radio this morning that this ban includes not just talking on the phone while it's your hand, but also picking up your phone just to answer it or end the call. Maybe that's why the one councilmember voted against it saying that it was too broad.

    I don't tink da police would nit-pick li'dat. Plus DAT would be too hard to enforce. You can say you was turning on da BT to answer. I can see many a dismissals.
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    M:
    In Japan everyone has a cell phone but I never saw one person using bluetooth at all. I would think that with all the advance electronic technology they have there everyone would be using one. Maybe they know something that we don't, like it will give you brain cancer.

    Maybe...... or maybe they get one law saying dat they cut off your ear! :shock:

    In Japan, no talking on cell phone at all while riding the trains or subways.

    You know you won't see dat happening in da U.S. :sad:
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    Kelli:
    I could use some kind of tax credit or something because I have to buy a bluetooth headset or get that bluetooth thinger installed in my car. If I get a headset, I want a good one — I demand a Jawbone!

    Has anyone tried or bought da one from "On Tv" where da sound comes out from your car speakers? Jawbone? I've been seeing dat around recently..... looks expensive. :shock:
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    Coconut Willy:
    Darn, no can talk on da phone. Gotta go back to reading my book while driving.

    :lol: Yeah...... dat's still legal to do. :lol:


  40. 1dble:

    BL - the response to the phone log being subpoenaed is that "my kid was using it that day, not me, I never have my phone with me." how dey going prove that one?

    If the ticket fine is less than the court costs to argue the ticket, are they really going to continue the case to have the kid as a witness or subpoena the person you was talking to?

    That would just add more of a backlog in the already busy, joke of a legal system, but I can see people doing it!


  41. Kelli:

    BL: I've never tried the ones where the sound comes out of the speakers. That would be kind of weird if had passengers in the car. The Jawbone is kinda pricey, like $100+, I think. Aigoo!