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originally posted by: kosmicjack
Where will it stop? It won't.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Every flipping day I have to drive to work I wish the cops would give out MORE tickets to distracted people doing makeup, shaving, eating, reading emails, typing emails...
originally posted by: generik
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: lovebeck
I have mixed feelings on this.
On the one hand, I believe that drivers should have both hands on the wheel when the vehicle is in motion, and that food, where available, should be taken either in the fast food joints parking lot, or at the side of a road somewhere. On the other hand, it would be fair enough to sup a bottle of water at the wheel, because one can sip that, and put it down after a couple of mouthfuls, reducing the amount of time ones hands are away from the controls, and maintaining ones hydration levels.
you don't need "two hands on the wheel" to drive. one is enough. now in poor sloppy conditions like snow, rain, slush and high winds i prefer to keep both hands on the wheel, but it is not needed for most driving. if two hands were needed on the wheel, why is it legal to drive a standard transmission which requires one hand to be frequently off the wheel to change gears. why have so many controls like horns, windshield wipers, lights, mirrors, defrost, heating/aircon, hazard lights, windows, turn signals, manual and automatic transmissions, emergency brakes, etc been mounted in such a way that you need to remove a hand (and for many people it also requires them to look at it) to operate them? also why are people who only have one usable hand allowed to operated a motor vehicle? or require someone else there to be able to lend a hand like here where if you are hearing disabled you must have someone with unimpaired hearing with you (yes that is one possible condition marked on my licence like "must wear corrective lenses")? you know many of us drove safely for years while talking on CB radios, eating, drinking, smoking, talking on cellphones, etc. i can understand not being able to text as that tends to require constant looking down at it. but for the rest? heck it takes no concentration to do something like eat. even glancing down occasionally is not an issue, since you are supposed to be able to do that anyway to check your instruments for warnings and speed, as well as checking mirrors and such. but why is it now with cars built so much better in regards to controlling it, has it become such a safety concern? seriously if you can't drive with one hand, likely you can't drive any better with two, or your vehicle has some serious safety concerns and shouldn't be on the road.
originally posted by: Domo1
Eating a burger while driving is dangerous.