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posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 01:36 PM
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This is so freakin' common where I am, and like DB says:


originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: DAVID64
it's a phone culture, an instant message culture. Everyone has to be connected all the time.

And I'd blame Millennials but it is older people also who have to be "linked-up" or linked-in" all the time.


It ain't the kiddies doing the vast majority of it, it's the Boomers who should f#g know better. Look grandma, I know your doctor's call might be important to you, or the chit-chat with the friend over who saw who doing what with whom and where might be fascinating, but PUT THE GOD DAMN PHONE DOWN AND WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PARKED SOMEWHERE. Even the kids manage this, what's your excuse?

The joke in Florida used to be "Beware the Q-tip drivers", but today? Beware the Boomers with phones plastered to their ears while driving.




posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 02:53 PM
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I just lost a good friend, about 2 weeks ago, due to an A hat running a stop sign, and TBoning their SUV. He was in a work van, and I don't know if he was on the phone or not. I'm guessing its a good guess he was, as it was at a 4 way, out in the country, but on the rural hwy. And he was not drinking.

So I have no sympathy for people who do not pay attention to the road will driving.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
I just lost a good friend, about 2 weeks ago, due to an A hat running a stop sign, and TBoning their SUV. He was in a work van, and I don't know if he was on the phone or not. I'm guessing its a good guess he was, as it was at a 4 way, out in the country, but on the rural hwy. And he was not drinking.

So I have no sympathy for people who do not pay attention to the road will driving.


I'm kind of leery when we hit the country roads when we go for a drive, what with the blind hills, sober AND drunk speed demons that blow through. Cell phone addicts only add to the unease. We went to Mt Pleasant for a show at the casino one time (seriously, just a show, we left afterward) and while the people we passed driving down M46 both ways wasn't many, every single one of them was speeding like a maniac. Like, seriously? You people WANT to die, don't you?

As an aside, though I think it was the same damn road anyway, one of my husband's co-workers was killed coming in to work last year, the poor guy was driving all the way from Six Lakes to GR and some speeding drunk crossed the lanes and killed him. The only inkling of karma there was the drunk died, too.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Beware the Boomers with phones plastered to their ears while driving.


Next thing you know those boomers will be coding while they drive.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Nyiah
Beware the Boomers with phones plastered to their ears while driving.


Next thing you know those boomers will be coding while they drive.


I'm going with the assumption that you get more common sense retarded as you get older, so coding while driving in the future wouldn't shock me any.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Agreed.

I replied to this message while driving a rental car with my knees.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:26 PM
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This problem seems like it could be easily solved. Most phones have accelerometers in them now days anyway so they can mimic GPS.

Just set the phone so when it's moving faster than (x) mph the keypad is disabled. Heck, my car already does this.

I guess we'd have to figure out how to not affect non-drivers though, but there must be a way.

edit on 1/22/2020 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: JFA13

Good point

Maybe change that from an app to a cell phone jammer in the car ?


Thats more like it. I think that should be installed in all vehicles not just in those who have been caught in the past. It could send a text to who ever is calling them or texting them that states that they are driving and have no business looking at their phone.
edit on 22-1-2020 by JFA13 because: spelling



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Nyiah

Agreed.

I replied to this message while driving a rental car with my knees.


It's spelled, Niece.

SMH



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: DAVID64



have seen 2 different police officers driving (rolling), and with their cell to their ear.

So maybe your cop was just taking-off after his buddy, to scold him for not picking-up, to discuss their fishing trip ?


Having a phone to your ear means nothing. You’re eyes are still focused on the road. Looking at your phone is the huge problem.

I just drove past 3 consecutive cars coming from the head on direction, 30 minutes ago. All 3 were staring at their phones while driving. 😤
edit on 22-1-2020 by KKLOCO because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO

originally posted by: Nothin
a reply to: DAVID64



have seen 2 different police officers driving (rolling), and with their cell to their ear.

So maybe your cop was just taking-off after his buddy, to scold him for not picking-up, to discuss their fishing trip ?


Having a phone to your ear means nothing. You’re eyes are still focused on the road. Looking at your phone is the huge problem.

I just drove past 3 consecutive cars coming from the head on direction, 30 minutes ago. All 3 were staring at their phones while driving. 😤


Bulls#, it's just as distracting -- you're still dividing your attention.

www.sciencedaily.com...



UI researchers used computerized experiments that tracked eye movements while asking subjects to answer true or false questions. Respondents who answered the questions took about twice as long to direct their eyes to a new object on the screen than those not required to respond or who were asked no questions at all.




"What this study suggests is the reason you should be cautious (when talking on the phone while driving) is it slows your attention down, and we're just not aware of it because it happens so fast," Vecera says.

The delay is about 40 milliseconds, or four-hundredths of a second, which may not seem like a long time. But that delay compounds: Every time the brain is distracted, the time to disengage from one action and initiate another action gets longer.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Don’t even try and tell me that talking on the phone, is as dangerous as staring at one. Your focus and attention are completely devoted to the latter.

I’m not saying it’s safe to talk and drive. I’m saying there is no comparison between which is more dangerous.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 07:59 PM
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Talking on the phone while driving is no more distracting than talking with a passenger. It's no where near as dangerous as taking your eyes off the road.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Some people can't even focus enough to drive while talking on the phone - or tuning their radio. We need to ramp up the speed at which we're implementing safety features (like Subaru's EyeSight system.) Many people still drive drunk, so just the increased potential of death, paralysis, maiming, fines and jail time don't do the trick. We've come to the point where we need the cars to protect us from the stupids.

I would be all for a required driving review - inward facing cameras and tracking of driving for a month. If you can't make it through a month with good focus and driving properly, and if your car itself isn't properly road worthy (brakes, tires, steering/suspension all in working order), then you don't drive anymore.

It woukd cripple the economy, but in a perfect world, in my opinion, only about 30% of drivers would be allowed to drive.

I'm all for freedom, but whether because of being distracted, being stupid, or not prioritizing the safety and upkeep of their vehicles, I don't think its right that such people be allowed to share the road with those who do keep it safe. I recemtly had a wheel come flying at me from an oncoming lane. Saw that same car on my way to work with the wheel wobbling for months.

We don't allow people to fire guns into crowds, so why let someone who's posting on facebook, or painting their nails, or driving a car with a broken tie rod onto roadways with the rest of us? Cars should be considered lethal weapons, and handled as such.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
This is so freakin' common where I am, and like DB says:


originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: DAVID64
it's a phone culture, an instant message culture. Everyone has to be connected all the time.

And I'd blame Millennials but it is older people also who have to be "linked-up" or linked-in" all the time.


It ain't the kiddies doing the vast majority of it, it's the Boomers who should f#g know better. Look grandma, I know your doctor's call might be important to you, or the chit-chat with the friend over who saw who doing what with whom and where might be fascinating, but PUT THE GOD DAMN PHONE DOWN AND WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE PARKED SOMEWHERE. Even the kids manage this, what's your excuse?

The joke in Florida used to be "Beware the Q-tip drivers", but today? Beware the Boomers with phones plastered to their ears while driving.



I agree with this. The worst culprits I see are typically women in their 30s-50s, and its not calls/texts. Its websites, facebook, etc.
The millenials who actually drive cars typically at least have hands-free systems, and while driving is probably the one part of their day they get a break from their phones.



posted on Jan, 24 2020 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Interesting OP and very contemporaneous for me. A loved one was in an accident much like what you described on the Sunday night before last. In the dark, turning onto his street in slow traffic when someone came flying and smashed head-on into his car, pushing it back an entire block. Air bags deployed but did not prevent damage to both feet, ribs, clavicle, or arm. The speeding vehicle, after impact, flipped over, ejecting a passenger, and landed on its roof in the yard of the house there along the street.

Speed zone is 35mph. Stop light is 4 car-lengths ahead; a familiar intersection, two blocks from home. There would have been time. But now he's in ICU for the 12th day, and has many broken bones and abdominal trauma. He's lucky to be alive.

So - to all the people joking about reading and texting and driving fast - it isn't funny.


I got on chit-chat to ask a question - and it's as relevant here as anywhere.

What do you want your last words to be?



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