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I have found that most of the people who cut me off in traffic and generally drive dangerously are on their phones. However, I do not believe that there should be any law against using your phone while driving. There are plenty of laws already in place to address the issues. If law enforcement would cite people for failing to indicate, reckless driving and for tailgating then not only would we cut down on accidents but also on instances of road rage. I carpool and use my car phone to call my partner in advance to let them know I am getting close. (A 30 second call tops) That call saves time, gas and parking spaces downtown. It also is much safer than pulling over to the side of I5 to make the call. I would accept a law similar to Washington’s as a compromise. It seems fairer in that you have to be doing something dangerous to be cited. The only accident I have been in, in the past 20 years was a lady who hit me from behind while putting on makeup.
I will never stick one of those blue tooth things on my head if I can ever help it. Rummaging in the car for the hands free and then dialing seems more dangerous than just dialing and talking.
Another thought. Will CB radio use also be banned? If not, can I get a big cell phone that has a cord to a mic and a speaker in the car and talk on that legally or is only one form of communication going to be regulated?
posted 4 years ago
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