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Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 2, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
They should make all phones and headsets cease to function when moving!

They should make the whole 'infotainment' system frozen while moving.
That includes the satellite radio with 900 channels.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jul 17, 2013 - 06:59am PT
5 fatalitys this summer on our east to west rt4 that runs through the towns that i live in . all on a 15 mile winding stretch w lots of turns and no shoulder. most cell phone incidents. cross the center line while looking at phone head on tractor trailer. i was doing carpentry on the local funeral home the week that we had two in a few days. One mom found with the phone in her lap.....
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.


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?

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

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.

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