• Aug 7, 2007
A recent Harris Poll found that an overwhelming 91 even think it should be outlawed. But that didn't stop a full 57% of them from admitting that they have still done it.
The same Harris Interactive survey -- commissioned by Pinger, Inc., a messaging service -- found that 66% of adults surveyed read their text messages or e-mails while driving. The survey also found that younger drivers, not surprisingly, were much more likely to TWD. So far only Washington state has passed a law banning texting while driving (TWD), although New York, California and Florida among others are considering similar legislation.

[Source: Reuters]



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      Stefanie Shaw
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should put cell phone blockers in cars, so that when the engine is on, the waves can not enter the car (Is this physically possible?) If this was the case, you'd either have to get out of your car to call, or turn your engine off. I bet I'd see idiots sitting on top of their cars, steering with their legs, and talking on their cell phones, though.... http://ww.jammerall.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      What are they going to do? Have their politicians pass legislation to make it less dangerous?
        • 7 Years Ago
        More air bags heaver cars safer with less mileage. SO WE CAN ALL SCREW OFF BEHIND THE WHEEL. Why not make drunk driving legal?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Many drivers who are legally drunk (.08) are safer drivers than those distracted by talking on the phone or texting. I wonder how often a check is made on drivers in accidents to see if they were on the phone.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm all in favor of a nationwide ban on cell phone use in cars. I have seen too many dipshits do too many dipshitty things while driving and yacking on their cell. I don't think it is quite as dangerous to talk on a totally hands-free, integrated systems. Too bad those systems are only available as a costly option on few cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I truly cant see what is so important to talk about, or text, Cant it wait till you stop, or pull over if its so important.

      I and four other cars were hit from behind while parked by some guy talking on a cell phone, his brain/mind was in another place, he totaled two of fours cars, Yes there was Blood and Discomfort. The guy walked away with just a ticket for dangerous driving and some damage to his car.

      I used to think cell phones were good for emergencies, Now I think they cause more emergencies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There are some people that can text without looking, which majes it less unsafe than taking your eyes off the road. but if this is legal, why isn't drinking and driving, speeding, and reckless driving? those are much less dangerous, because, even if you're drunk, at least your eyes are on the road? right? or am I just being stupid?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Eyes are important but what about the Brain or lack of use of it...
      If there were no cell phone lobbyists it would be against the law, Greed and Money rules over Common sense...

      I never Dive and Text or Talk on the phone, Life is Precious.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've read some great posts, Its nice to think that other people are caring and have opinions like mine.

      We don't need more laws we need more Common sense, Unfortunately Common sense isn't so Common anymore.

      The technology has to change because people wont.

      Id love to have a device I could point at cell phone users that would cut off their service, better still fry the dam phone.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well said J in Ca.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oldsmobile Calais FTW!
        • 7 Years Ago
        /ashamed

        lol
        • 7 Years Ago
        What was the car that had a line running along the bottom of the speedometer that changed colors the faster you went? Was it a Pontiac? My dad was a used car dealer and I remember him driving one home once.

        Back on topic, texting while driving is much more dangerous than talking on the phone while driving. Soon these cell phone makers will come up with a way you can have hands free texting.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dude, that's a Buick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, I've got to call B.S. on this one. Flawed study somehow. I seriously doubt if 57% of the adult population even text at all. Do they mean 57% of texting adults?

      Oh--I just RTFA. It's a percentage of adults who both drive and text. Not 57% of all driving adults. Sorry. I should learn to read for myself, not rely on submitters! ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone who texts while driving (or while not driving) deserves to be put to death by slow excrutiating torture with the videos of their last shrieking moments put on youtube for all to enjoy. To even text at all is pretty lame.
      Stefanie Shaw
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should put cell phone blockers in cars, so that when the engine is on, the waves can not enter the car (Is this physically possible?) If this was the case, you'd either have to get out of your car to call, or turn your engine off. I bet I'd see idiots sitting on top of their cars, steering with their legs, and talking on their cell phones, though....
      • 7 Years Ago
      The obvious solution would be to have more officers on the roads looking out for...I won't call it reckless...but careless driving. Like the idiot riding two lanes because he's busy looking down at his cell phone, or the woman who doesn't notice the yield sign because of that phone stuck to her ear.

      But I suppose its just easier to camp out on the side of the road and point a radar gun.
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