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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 17, 2013 - 07:07am PT
There's an app for that.

GPS enabled early warning system. Driveris warned by a wiggling steer wheel (don't pull up!).

Pedestrian is warned by funeral music.

When the bluetooth is close enough to work, it starts playing the Last Rites.

DMT
okie

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2013 - 08:47am PT
I am more distracted by watching out for the fuzz when I am on my phone than anything else.
I'm not down for passing laws such as this. So many people relate these type of issues to just their personal experience without thinking about the implications of what kind of society is being engineered: "man that guy's an idiot, so lets take away everyones rights."
Climbing would definitely be illegal in such a world. Driving would be severely restricted as well.
It is astonishing how many folks are willing to give up their freedom. I don't want to give up even the smallest bit of freedom. Once it's gone will ya ever get it back?
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2013 - 08:53am PT
However I do usually pull over or call back when I have to start taking notes.

Well, thank god for that!

I don't like the hands free law. At least when people are actually talking into the phone you can see that and get the f*#k out of their way.
Bad Climber

climber
Jul 17, 2013 - 08:54am PT
As an avid cyclist, I'd be totally happy with a complete ban of cell phone use in cars by the driver. A number of studies now show that hand held or hands free doesn't matter. It's the weird turning inward of the attention to the conversation that is the problem. While I agree it is possible at SOME times to talk reasonably safely, it could also be argued it's possible to drink a bit and drive safely sometimes. I read somewhere that being on a cell phone and being at about the legal limit with alcohol reduces one's reaction time about the same.

Turn off the damn phone and drive. We don't need more distractions.

BAd
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