ANSWERS: 50
  • Absolutely. Somehow we all managed ,10 years ago, without a cellphone jacked into our ears...I think we can go back to that without much trouble.
  • The problem with making a law like that is someone could dispute that by saying "it was an emergency". No one would ever know what that person was talking about in the car, and couldn't be charged accordingly. I do think that cell phones should be banned to persons driving the car, but I doubt it will ever happen.
  • Yes! It is actually against the law in some places to use them while driving (Washington DC for example). They do enforce that in DC too.
  • Yes. I'll admit I talk on my cell phone while driving, but I shouldn't and wouldn't if it was illegal. There have been a lot of studies showing that talking on the cell phone while driving slows response time dramatically. It is a danger to the lives of those around you if you do it and should be outlawed, even if you are using a hands free device. I can't even count how many close calls I've had on the road only to pass the person and see a phone in their ear and seeing them laughing or yelling, not even knowing they almost were in an accident.
  • Hand held ones are banned in the uk, however you still (sadly) see people using them whilst driving. Personally, I hate the things, I think they give people an excuse to be rude and anti-social. I went away for a weekend with some friends once and the dumb asses spent more time texting and trying to talk to other mates than they did enjoying the break!
  • well here where i live using your cell phone while driving is against the law...well no let me say it better...using your cell phone without an earpiece is against the law, no matter if its an emergency. i do think it should be banned because alot of poeple dont know how to pay attention to multiple things at the same time and they get distracted really quickly...there are too many accidents caused by careless drivers talking on the phone.
  • They are here in the UK. Even in an emergency! (You can always pull over! Obviously you won't get prosecuted if you're rushing to the hospital and are on the phone to them or something....) It works fine, and handsfree kits cost next to nothing these days.
  • Yes. But I don't think it should even be allowed during "emergency." I think that if there is some compelling reason that you need to use the phone at that very instant, that you should pull over and make your call. There is no reason that you should have to talk and drive at the same time. People managed for ever without phones until recently. People, YOU WILL NOT DIE WITHOUT YOUR PHONES!!!
  • If you need to use your cell, you are supposed to pull over to the side of the road in NY. There are no issues with using the speaker function and thats what we use.
  • Yes . But i dont think there should even be any 'except' . It would be everyone who got caught's excuse.
  • They already are in the UK.
  • Yes, it has been against the law in the UK for 2/3 years now. You have to pull over or ignore the call.Not saying everyone obeys the law but they are cracking down After being hit head on when we had stopped and the guy admitted he was otherwise engaged. I am very much for a law stopping the use of cells in cars at all times, except for accidents and emergencies
  • yes they are very distracting. you should use a hands free method to talk. speaker phone, ear piece, etc
  • Yes they should be, I know in Ohio if you are involved in an accident and the other party or yourself were on a cell phone at the time and it can be proven then you or the other party whoever was on the cell phone at the time of the accident is the one at fault.
  • I would say yes, UNLESS you are using a wireless headset. As long as you can keep your eyes on the road, I think for me anyhow, talking is not any more of a distraction than singing of listening to the CD player.
  • Yes, some people cannot walk and wind their watch at the same time. imagine that person on the interstate, talking on a cellphone. Most drivers are engrossed in the phone conversation and not to their driving. I see this everyday.
  • Oh yes, of course. I "tried" to answer my cell when it was ringing and I took my eyes away one second to just push the talk button and I was heading for the other lane. It was scary. Now I pull over and stop if I want to talk or just keep it turned off. For emergencies only......that's my motto.
  • No. If we banned cell phones because they are a distraction we need to take out radios, passengers, children and mirrors on the visors.
  • Absolutely. Numerous studies have shown that cell phones -- even when used with hands-free accessories -- create distraction tantamount to driving under the influence. One can argue about the validity of legislating personal safety like seat belts and helmets, but people driving down the road on a cell phone endanger not only themselves but others. I've almost been clipped on my bike several times and in all but one single instance, the other driver was on a cell phone. That's enough evidence for me.
  • they are in Australia.
  • YES! And they should be banned in a lot of other places too. Restuarants, libraries, airplanes, theaters, and so forth.
  • Yes!!!!
  • I think that cell phones should be banned because they have a big influence on why people have car accidents. If they would concentrate more on driving and less on texting or talking on a cell phone then that could possibly keep them from having an accident.
  • Yes, I think almost anybody would feel this way if they had a car pull out right in front of them, very close in front of them , and then you see they were talking on their phone. ( sometimes these people don't have a clue they did anything wrong, let alone almost cause a bad wreck.)
  • Yes! Ugh people cant drive to begin with why should they be allowed to chat freely on their phones?! It makes me so mad when someone cuts me off and goes so slow infront of me and I notice they are on their phones! Thats wrong, they are gonna cause accidents. I was rear ended twice, each time the girl was on her cell phone.
  • They are in the UK, seams like a good idea.
  • YES!!! And it is in many places, New York being one but it hasn't stopped people from doing it and the police don't seem to care. No one pulls over. I almost wish they would find something wrong with the darn things like they cause cancer or whatever and then people will stop using them needlessly or only for emergencies.
  • Driving needs full concentration. You are in control of a lethel weapon.Im a retired instructor so dont try saying i have a hands free unit. 4 years ago i had chest pains while getting into my car. thanks to my cell fone im here ..
  • Yes! Have you seen them , staring straight ahead, not looking to the sides,not paying attention to anything or anyone. Just blabbering into their stupid cell phone.
  • Yes they should! I had a serious car accident two weeks ago trying to answer my phone. Lost my license, over $30,000 worth of damage and wrote off my car. Dont do it - its not worth it. Keep your phone handy for an emergency but never attempt to answer it while driving!
  • Ban? No. I can see an argument for handsfree devices, but I honestly don't see how talking to someone on a cell phone is any more distracting than talking to a passenger in the car with you.
  • Yes I do support it. They also should go after people reading maps and newspapers, eating, putting on make up, combing hair, getting dressed or undressed and a variety of other outrageous things people do while driving.
  • Yes, for those who choose to use a handset instead of a handsfree device.
  • I do, even with hands free devices people are mentally distracted and cause accidents. We just had our car totaled by a guy on a cell phone crossing the double yellow and hitting my wife head on. I think cell phones are nearly as dangerous as drunks on the road.
  • Yes I do. I spend alot of time on the roads, and I have noticed that people with cell phones seem to be more likely to be swerving, not paying attention, and nearly causing accidents than a full car of kids bouncing all over the place. I am tired of idiots yapping on their cellphones, missing lights, not giving right of way, and driving like morons. Not only do I support a ban on talking on the phone without a hands free device while driving, I support mandatory 30 day jail time for anyone caught driving on the phone without hands free. I have no plans to die just because someone is talking to their girlfriend on the phone, and doesn't drive properly.
  • Without a hands-free device? - definitely.
  • Yes, YES, and YES!!!! The sooner, the better.
  • If we do, then where do we stop? Studies have shown it is the action of thinking and speaking, not holding the phone that is the distraction. Do we ban people from listening to the radio or talking with passengers? Seriously, where do we stop?
  • That's putting it lightly! It should carry the capital punishment! Note: Answer slightly exaggerated for effect.
  • Please. And book reading, hair styling, and putting on make up. It is a terror driving on the highway in the mornings.
  • waste of time-it wont be enforced unless you have an accident and that prevents nothing-would be better if people exercised a little common sense when driving but that seems to be in short supply-making a law doesnt solve the problem--just my thoughts--smile and enjoy day-good question-have some points
  • I think that all things are dangerous while driving, cell phones are just another add on ,but it has caused accidents as well as eveything else.
  • Not entirely ... just ban everything that requires the use of a hand ... a bluetooth or headset for hands free talking is not too bad ... a voice activated in dash communications system is better ... but those dummies driving with a manual transmission and a cell phone being hand held to one ear, while smoking, AND etc., should most definately be banned ... and here in the Canadian province of Quebec, the law has recently been passed and hand held cell phone use IS BANNED while driving.
  • In Germany, its use without hands-free device is banned since a couple of years, and it seems to be helpful, although there are still some people holding phones to their ear while speeding on the highway. The fine is something like 60 EUROs or 100 USD. I think basically it's right, although it can be annoying if you're riding and you get a call...
  • In NJ it is banned. There is a heavy fine and if you are in an accident while on the phone, you are found at fault, even if it is not your fault.
  • Not banned but a hands-free device should be required.
  • yes and if it is an emergency pull over!
  • Yes, but using of hand free should be allowed.

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