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I dont do it anymore, now that I got a manual transmission.

 


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I had to do a speech in public speaking on this, and a study I found had been done on drivers in multiple countries with sensors and cameras in the cars over six months. They found that talking on a cell phone slowed reaction time very badly. In some cases, it made reaction times slower than your average drunk driver, causing more running through traffic lights and more rear-enders. Also, the accident rate while talking on the phone went way up, and the hands free sets don't help much.

I won't talk on the phone while I'm driving. Some people can, but the majority can't. And the majority of people who can't seem to think that they can, and don't notice that they drive like crap while they're doing it because they're not paying attention.

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Originally posted by RollnROCK89i RollnROCK89i wrote:

Originally posted by Benjichang Benjichang wrote:

Originally posted by RollnROCK89i RollnROCK89i wrote:

But what I'm wondering is, is talking on a cell phone any different than having a conversation with someone in your car?

I've heard that it is.

Thats what I'm wondering, if it is different, and how it is different.



It's different, because while having a conversation on a cell phone, trying to hear the person is harder, and you're more intent on listening and trying to figure out what they just said on the cell phone, rather than driving, because the signal isn't always the best, also you can only hear out of one small part, which you're really focused on that, rather than driving.  Also, you're trying to keep the cellphone up on your ear, as well as driving.  Doing that all at the same time, your mind will tend to drift off into the conversation that is going through one ear, and all that muti-tasking can be bad. 

Now if someone is in the car, it's a whole different story, you just listen, you don't try to hold up something to hear them, you just sit there normally driving, while staring ahead.  This is really easy, and you can hear them clearly, so you don't have to sit there and think about what they just said.
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Originally posted by Benjichang Benjichang wrote:

Originally posted by RollnROCK89i RollnROCK89i wrote:

But what I'm wondering is, is talking on a cell phone any different than having a conversation with someone in your car?

I've heard that it is.

Thats what I'm wondering, if it is different, and how it is different.

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Originally posted by Apu Apu wrote:

For me it doesn't really seem to distract me more, but I usually start paying attention to the road and not the conversation and start to fade out of it.


see for some people its the opposite, they start to pay morw attention to the convo and the roads fades out
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For me it doesn't really seem to distract me more, but I usually start paying attention to the road and not the conversation and start to fade out of it.
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Originally posted by RollnROCK89i RollnROCK89i wrote:

But what I'm wondering is, is talking on a cell phone any different than having a conversation with someone in your car?

I've heard that it is.
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But what I'm wondering is, is talking on a cell phone any different than having a conversation with someone in your car?

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i think its illegal here in washington state to...



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ive been in a car with my friend during 3of his 5 wrecks.  All of them caused because he was talking on his phone to some girl, stopped paying attention, and rear-ended someone at a stop light.  talking on a phone while driving should be banned, as well as putting on make-up
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There have been studies that have shown that your reaction time whilst talking on a cell phone is worse then whilst driving intoxicated.

edit- I'll see if I can dig up said studies.

edit2 - read (sorry if you don't have acrobat reader, it's a pdf

In this article, there's not concrete proof, but they state that evidence exists that seems to point to the fact that cell phone talking is worse than driving drunk.


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Ah didn't know where you were from. I thought New York was the only place that banned it. 
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Originally posted by Sammy Sammy wrote:


When I was in New York we got pulled over in our friends car for him using one.

Memphis isn't New York.
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it's been proven that it does affect your awareness. my problem with it, if you wanna ban it, ban it equally accross the board, and you know what? enforce the ban while you're at it. the cops here don't do anything about it.

When I was in New York we got pulled over in our friends car for him using one.
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it's been proven that it does affect your awareness. my problem with it, if you wanna ban it, ban it equally accross the board, and you know what? enforce the ban while you're at it. the cops here don't do anything about it.
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I've been doing it for... about year, year and a half, and the only thing that I've almost done is back up traffic because I was texting someone and the light was green and I didn't relize it till some one honked their horn.   Texting while Driving... thats rough...  Talking?? Nah... Cell phones and cars shouldn't be banned, if they ban cell phones why dont they ban Music?
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I've been doing it for... about year, year and a half, and the only thing that I've almost done is back up traffic because I was texting someone and the light was green and I didn't relize it till some one honked their horn.   Texting while Driving... thats rough...  Talking?? Nah... Cell phones and cars shouldn't be banned, if they ban cell phones why dont they ban Music?
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Originally posted by Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do wrote:

Mythbusters have done this.

Watch it.

i enjoyed that episode.

Originally posted by Boss_DJ Boss_DJ wrote:

it's illegal in new york

it's illegal here for people under 25 or 26 i wanna say. totally bogus if you ask me...
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it's illegal in new york

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