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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windso...lice-1.4572475 This needs to be implemented everywhere.

  • #2
    Here In Texas state law no texting and driving, Also in cities and especially school zones.
    Does not help. Stupid people still do it
    2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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    • #3
      Great post and excellent reminder. I use the cell phone 7 days a week. Got hands free but still distracted having to look at it on a phone mount to see who is calling. The greatest fear while riding in the car coming towards me texting. No cell phone mount on the bike. I got to stop using it in the van. Thanks for posting this.

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      • #4
        There is way too much FOMO (fear of missing out) in our lives. That phone "beeps" and many are prone to forget what they're doing or where they are and think they need to respond to it. We've become Pavlov's dog.

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        • #5
          People have hard time walking and texting. What makes them think they can drive and text (safely)

          In California it's illegal now to just handle your phone. No talk, no text. But people do it wide open and don't even try to conceal. This report doesn't surprise me at all, the number of drivers using their phones.

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          • #6
            This happened a few years ago, but caught on video.
            https://youtu.be/dCHdZxO4_tQ
            www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/articl
            2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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            • #7
              I drive a ‘large car’ in the SE Texas area and I can see down inside vehicles easy enough. This is all too common. Everyone has their phone in their hand or lap ready for that next message to answer.

              More, and more, truck drivers are getting just as bad. Weaving all over the road and driving slower than the traffic is a dead giveaway to me.

              When I pass I’ll blow my horn and gesture they need to put that damn phone down and drive.

              People. Stay off the phone, or we’re all gonna die.



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              • #8
                Bikerron,

                I do the same as you, but they look back at you like you disturbed them.
                2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                • #9
                  Yup.

                  Most of the time, especially with cagers, I’ll just stick my hand out the window and mimic texting with my thumb. They know what I’m implying.

                  Hopefully, a cop following will get the message and do something about it, but they are to busy texting, too, to notice.



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                  • #10
                    So we can’t text but the police can type in their laptop? I don’t see a difference myself. I agree texting is distracting and I do not do it. Here they sometimes park a police car like a speed trap, you pass it and think it’s all clear but the real radar car is further up the road where everybody gets caught speeding back up.

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                    • #11
                      I see cops talking on cell phone while driving, but they are "Privledged", they have so called been trained to be able to drive, talk on the cell phone and listen to their radios all at the same time?
                      Give me a break.....
                      San Antonio cops ONLY will give tickets if they see them stopped at a light texting
                      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                      • #12
                        It’s totally out of control and I don’t see how human habits can be reversed.

                        Insurance companies need to start increasing policy holder’s rates that are caught texting and prosecutors need to go after phone records of offenders that have caused bodily injury or property damage and throw their ass in jail, and tack on heavy fines as it’s no different than dealing with impaired (drunk) driving on our public roads.

                        I thought driving was a privilege, and not a right, but it’s getting that way.



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                        • #13
                          Geez, remember when we would have to get home to make phone calls? Or listen to the answering machine? I say, get rid of ALL small cell phones and go back to the brick sized ones when this all started. Pretty friggin hard to use one of them old ones with the antenna out the window,,,
                          "Do or do not, there is no try."

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                          • #14
                            Should have stuck with these.



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                            • #15
                              Dam, my bosses first cell phone in the 80's was almost that big.

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                              • #16
                                They cant even get people to stop useing car pool lanes and Handicap Parking spaces! And those are with $300 to $500 fines. Sooner or later someone is going to figure out that you cant stop STUPID. You CAN; however, punish them far more severely. Like taking away DL's, mandatory jail time for DUI, and that type of thing. I'm not a big fan of "police state" mentality, but I really hate the "I can do what I want if I have the money" self centered attitude.
                                Gerry

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by twowheeltherapy View Post
                                  People have hard time walking and texting. What makes them think they can drive and text (safely)

                                  In California it's illegal now to just handle your phone. No talk, no text. But people do it wide open and don't even try to conceal. This report doesn't surprise me at all, the number of drivers using their phones.
                                  That should be covered in the Sanctuary state thing. If you can break Federal laws a stinkin little local or state law shouldn't matter. Just tell the cop you were calling a long lost relative out of the country.

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