This has been known already by riders for years, since we are the only ones besides cops that actually notice whats happening on the roads. Atleast now, there's an actual study done on it. I'll print it out, keep it with me in my wallet at all times and when I get pulled over and complain about the cell phone drivers being worse then drunks. I'll have evidence to back it up if the cop doesn't agree.
yeah, I'm suprised that there's little difference with hands free systems then talking normally on the cell phone.
For me, I never talk on the cell phone when driving. If it's important, they'll leave a message or call back later. If the same person is calling me 2 or more times, then I'll pull over and call them. If I'm in a bad mood, I'd just turn off the cell phone.
I pissed off a cell phone driver yesterday when I got off work. Saw her in my rear view mirror as she was weaving between cars and speeding. I guned it a bit to get in front of her and then paced the car next to me at the speed limit. Haha, man, she was pissed off for 15 mins.
And the funny thing is that she also drives an 03 acura TL. I think I taught her a valuable lesson... I'd say since I bought this car last month, I find myself driving the speed limit since I'll have more time to listen to my music and relax with the comfy leather seats. I could drive down to Florida right now and actually enjoy the 12 hour drive.
I enjoy nice drives in my 99' protege with the leaking sun roof to Kenwood system with my Ipod hooked up to it. Cheap seats with ciggarette burns, smelling of mold and stains all over... I love it... Its like an old shoe, it may not look pretty, smell funky, and not be able to run like it use to... but its just adapted to my lifestyle
Originally posted by SepiasSoul They just need to pass a friggin law on this crap already. I yell at everyone in my family for talking on the phone while driving, but it isn't enough. Mabey a law would help.
They did! Problem is, its local, only in Detroit. Its a 500 dollar fine if ticketed for use of a cell phone while driving. The offense is, "failure to use both hands on the wheel". Hahah! I know about 6 detroit cops, and they all told me the same thing.
If you fail to use both hands on the wheel while using a cell phone, 500 bucks. No deals.
Originally posted by JBaz ^I believe a few states also have it. Not sure which ones.
Very true. I was just talking about Michigan. I would imagine other cities have it throughout the state, but Im not sure. I only know of Detroit. They should install devices in new cars that retard the cell phone signal while in the car. You have to get out of the vehicle and step 10 feet away or so to use your phone. THAT would be sweet. We should petition for that.