ANSWERS: 100
  • Yes. It can be dangerous and stupid. You may be driving a manual car, and gas bagging on the fone then suddenly, you need to stop or change gears because some kid runs on the road, or an accident has suddenly happened around the bend in front of you. All the while your trying to listen and concentrate on the fone conversation. Easier to pull over or quickly tell them you'll ring back or let the damn thing ring out.
  • Yes, but only for other people. I want to still be able to use mine when I drive. :)
  • Well until someone runs in to me i guess i would be more worried about it but as of now i have had no problems other them people being retarded while they drive.
  • Yes. I was almost struck on the highway by someone too busy with a phone call to maintain their lane position. I moved out of her way to save my own neck. Why can't people just drive when driving?
  • Absolutely...! You wouldn't believe some of the whacked out things I've seen (well, maybe you would... ;-). Heck, last year I was coming up on this huge ol' brown cadillac from back in the 70's, one of the real wide ones, and the thing is just bouncin' up and down as it's going down the highway and it's a bit unstable going from side to side comin' just over the line as I'm coming up on it... as I come alongside as I'm passing, I look over and there's a big fat guy in his 40's or so, cell phone to his ear, so animated in his conversation I could see him shaking his head while he's talkin' and hollerin' into the phone... I was like "son of a b..." un-believable... I've read magazine articles that said in tests they've found that the reaction and awareness of 30 year olds they tested who were talking directly into a cell phone was diminished to the point of being equivalent to that of a 70 year olds... and some were diminished to the reaction times of an 80 year old...! This isn't the article that I read, but it's useful information and points in the same direction - http://ojas.ucok.edu/01/papers/crabtree01.htm
  • Yes because it distracts drivers from paying attention to their surroundings, pedestrains,and street lights, this law will prevent some accidents hopefully.
  • Its hard enough to change the radio station while driving. So yes, completely.
  • i support the law. i dont know how they can enforce it.
  • i don't have a cell phone and if i did have one, i wouldnt use it while driving - i would support any law regarding this
  • Completely. I know I can't drive while talking on my cell phone, so I generally don't do it. I'm on the road an awful lot and I've had narrow-misses with MANY a driver who couldn't be bothered to pay attention to where they are going because they were too busy talking on the telephone. Have we really become a culture that can't go FIVE MINUTES without some sort of social stimulation? Text messages, cell phones, laptops, PDAs, instant messengers... REALLY? A long time ago we had to send our communications across country on HORSEBACK, for crying out loud, and nobody shriveled up and died waiting for WEEKS for a piece of mail. These days, we can't wait 10 or 15 freaking minutes to make a phone call or send a text message and we're willing to put ourselves and everyone around us in danger because we're THAT impatient? Give me a break. JUST DRIVE!!
  • i might get downrated for this but yes i do support it the reason why is because i understand and know that i cannot drive properly when talking on a cell phone i have told this story before here on AB one time i had my moms cell and she called me while i was driving (before this law)so i answered it and they were trying to tell me what to get them from the chinese food place and i stopped at a green light i was so distracted i immediatley told them i couldnt talk and would call them back when i got to the chinese resturant to ask what they wanted that is why i support this law because i fully understand that talking on the phone can be distracting and making a simple mistake like that made me relize that
  • Yep, I've had waaaay to many people almost hit me because they weren't paying attention and on the phone. I especially hate texting while driving.
  • Absolutely! Statistically, it impairs your driving ability as much as driving drunk...
  • What if you you are a doctor and your hands free is broken..... people dieing that only you can save? the hospital cant contact u cos you cant answer your phone or youve been arrested cos you did?
  • I would support it. I saw so many cases of stupid and/or dangerous behavior on the roads caused by drivers talking on the phone. I wish it would be illegal.
  • definitely, i have had that many near misses where people were on their phones not paying attention, if it wasn't for the fact i am a vigilant driver i would have been hit numerous times. There was an accident near us where a truck driver was on his mobile, and he didn't see the traffic light had changed and he ploughed straight into a little ford fiesta with a 19 year old girl driving, and she was killed instantly, the car was completely crush to about a 1/4 of its original size. so knowing thats what can happen i think it is a good law, if only it could be easily enforced
  • Yes, I think it's a great thing, though I still worry about the people using ear pieces as it's been proved that listening and responding to someone that is not ion the car with you is more distracting, period.
  • Knowing someone who has died because they flipped their SUV while texting, I couldn't give a more adamant yes.
  • In Washington state, it is now illegal to use a cell phone without a hands free set. I'm all for it. I keep two bluetooth sets ready to go at all times.
  • Absolutely. It's probably just as irresponsible as drunk driving. So many people do so many STUPID senseless things while driving and talking on the phone. It should be more enforced than it already is. It's a serious problem.
  • I hate see people driving around while talking on cell phones, but the last thing that we need are more laws. Just use common sense. Is that to much too ask?
  • It doesn't bother me as long as they're not doing something stupid, like driving like assholes (which most of the time is the case!) I think to make a law against it is rediculous because it's just going to cause cops from wasting more time pulling people over for stupid offenses when they could be out doing something a bit more productive.
  • I support the cell phone ban. It's irresponsible and arrogant to talk on a cell phone while driving. I don't trust those people not to run me over while I am biking wherever I am going because they are not able to concentrate fully on driving. I hate people who do that.
  • I support it. The people using cell phones while driving are a hazard to both themselves and others. This has been proven many times in various studies. They are distracted from the road while trying to make a call, or talk on the cell phone while driving. I think it's a good law, but even though we have the law in eddect in my state I still see people using them all the time. Not as much now that the law has taken effect, but still quite a few still do it anyway.
  • Yes. Reason: People are stupid.
  • Yes.. they cause accidents
  • The law is "both hands on the wheel" Cellphone, eating or whatever.
  • Yes. Divided attention could mean you having to be cut out of your vehicle.
  • halfway. =] but i dont see how they can enforce it...i think it would be kindof hard to catch people, especially those texting. and texting while driving i do think is very bad.
  • Yes too many unnecessary accidents happen.
  • Yes because when you drive you must pay attention. Driving isn't a game. You could die. So many horrible drivers these days have licenses and it surprises me. Drunks, people who drive way too fast, etc. Judging by how many people that have been killed at my school merely because they are too ignorant to pay attention to the rules I approve this rule not for just my self but for the safety of others. I think at least ten to twenty people died in car crashes in my town this year.
  • yes! just like a law banning cell phones from the moives and libraries! (which I hope will be made)
  • Yes, unless the car is at a full stop. That means 0 KPH.
  • In a nutshell I am split on the issue. From having real life experience I was long on a trip to New York City..so lost that I was crying having a panic attack..I picked up the phone and called my boyfriend to calm down and within the two minutes I did that I was pulled over. But what is the reason behind lawmakers wanting this out in all states? Quite simply to prevent accidents and keep the focus on the road. However a cell phone is just the tip of the iceburg. To get down to the problem we would have to eliminate music players in cars, eliminate fast food chains as people eat in the car and get in an accident..especially when the drink spills..let's see what else..probably shouldn't have passengers in the car either, especially in the back seat just another distraction, and kids well just forget that completely. The point is, it could be a good start but in no way is going to solve anything except for maybe lining the pockets of the state with all the fines. Besides..the law is hands-free which means you can still use a blue-tooth which almost every phone is able to do. Thus..it's just a senseless law to me.
  • Absolutely. There are too many distractions for drivers now and cell phone use only makes it worse. Our state has a law against cell phone use while driving, but I never see police stop anyone. I see dozens of people each day driving while talking on their cell phones.
  • 100%, hang up and drive. If you're in real slow traffic or at a long red light sure, but once it's green, I expect that conversation to be over.
  • Yes. Hang up and drive.
  • I did before they started putting tvs and DVD players in cars. And as long as I am on the subject radios are just as bad and those come standard even in cars that don't have DVD players. With all of the other things people have distracting them that people put into their own cars cell phone laws just don't seem as useful as they once did.
  • in the uk that law to ban mobiles while driving has alreafy come in.you can talk on phone if you use a hands free device.not that eveyone abides by the laaw.i think its an on the spot fine,or something like that.
  • I'm indifferent... there are already too many laws about what people should and shouldn't do to the point where I'm not even how long breathing without a licence will be acceptable... However driving on the phone is equally or more likely to result in an accident that drink driving...
  • Yes, yes and yes, we have enough traffic accidents without mindless idiocity, talk and walk!
  • Yes, I do.
  • YES !! my town has already established the law .
  • Yes. I recently heard that you are 4 times more likely to have an accident using a cell phone. I had some friends in a car that was hit by a woman who wasn't even looking at the car when she hit them because she was on the phone. Just yesterday I almost hit a pedestrian, dressed in dark clothes, walking acroos the street, against the light, while talking on the phone. He almost came to a stop in front of me instead of crossing at the pace he had. I guess someone said something "important" to him and he had to slow down to process the information.
  • YES, 100%! People are such horrible drivers when they are on the phone!
  • Yes and No. I want to say yes because I have seen way too many near misses, but I love to talk on the phone (with a hands free) while I am driving. It keeps me going, it keeps me awake, and it keeps me in touch. I don't want to lose that right.
  • yes and no - i'd say about 75% of the bad drivers on the rode have cell phone pressed to the side of their face and the only way to stop them from being so reckless would be to make it illegal to do so. on the other hand, cops would just use this as another excuse to pull us over - and give us a ticket - they should be looking for real "bad guys" like drunk drivers not necessarily someone who is a little distracted. it's not illegal in wisconsin yet, sometimes i wish it would be, but i occasionally feel like its nessessary to answer my phone while driving.
  • Yes yes yes
  • It is very dangerous to use the phone while driving and very annoying to use it when sitting next to me on the bus.
  • Well i think it depends. If you have a bluetooth or something or like your car has a built in cell phone thing then i think you could drive while talking. However its harder to drive with one hand on the wheel and talking.
  • YES YES YES
  • Yes. Driving is already inherently dangerous and has its own risks. Why should anyone increase those risks by distracting themselves? It's stupid. The cell phone can wait for afterward.
  • No way because talking on your phone is alot worse than instant messaging. I got arrested two days ago and the cop was instant messaging and researching on the internet while driving with me and a friend in the back! I asked him to pull over and buckle me up. Shows how much they follow their own rules.
  • Definitely. You can't do both driving and talking on the phone. Where's your concentration ? Keep focusing on the traffic only.
  • i think every car should come with blue tooth as a standard now so that you can just use your phone on the car speaker, because honestly even the blue tooth headset is distracting for some people and honestly i don't want that thing in my ear the whole time i'm driving i usually just put the phone on speaker and tuck it into my bra strap by my collarbone so i can hear but not have it at my ear and still drive "hands free"
  • YES! I can't count the number of times I've been cut off or almost run off the road because some moron is talking on the phone or, even worse, texting!
  • Yes. Now over 4 out of 5 accidents in England are not accidents, thats why they changed a Road Traffic Accident (RTA)to a Road Traffic Collision (RTC). So I hear you ask why are they not accidents, well all I can say is if you are ignorant enough to drive a car whilst using a mobile and crash, you did not have an accident but you had a collision because if you was not on the phone you would not of crashed because your attention would of been on the road and dangers around you. So...... is a bluetooth or hands free answer kit ideal? well no acctually a DR at a university did research on these and your chances of having a collision goes up by 3 times more than using your mobile normaly because you are more tempted to stop on the phone longer because its legal, so you get distracted more. so....... why do we not have many collisions talking to passengers in the car? simple a passenger in car can see danger ahead, Can someone on the other end of the phone? ....... No!!! So simply do not use your phone whilst driving, life is to precious to waste, but the next time you use the phone whilst driving you are more likely of having a collision but also have considerations for other innocent people.
  • I drive a truck. You can bet I do. At least once a day something goes almost wrong, and almost always they are on a phone.
  • I happen to live in the town in which that law originated, and yes I agree with it. If you stay off your cell long enough and actually watch how drivers drive you will realize that more often the not when someone almost hits you or gets in the wrong lane and cuts you off, they are on their cell.
  • no. i just break it.
  • absolutly
  • Yes because the idiot who ran into my passenger side of my Hyundai Tiburon was too busy talking on the phone to pay attention. But its okay cuz he was at fault. =]
  • YES. i almost killed school children while driving with my cell phone.
  • im always talking on the cell phone while im driving. i know, i know. its bad. but its addicting! i would have to say that i dont support it. Not that i dont care if people get hurt but because sometimes you either need directions or you need to meet up with somebody. i would suggest not using it otherwise unless its important.
  • yeah i do, but i guess it is kind of there choice if they want to fuck up other peoples lives also by getting in a crash.
  • If a driver uses some kind of hands-free device like a blue-tooth headset, than I see no problem with it!
  • In Canada, the provinces are bringing about laws that prohibit drivers holding a cell phone in one's hand when talking on the cell phone while driving. In Ontario, a woman crashed into a train while driving with her daughter. It was established that at the moment of the crash, she was talking on her cell phone with the cell phone in her hand. Both she and her little daughter were killed. It is now against the law in Ontario to talk on a cell phone while driving if the cell phone is in one of your hands. That is because, amongst other reasons, both hands should be on the steering wheel and not one hand on the wheel and the other on the cell phone. I have a gizmo with my cell phone that makes it possible for me to talk to someone on my cell phone without having it in my hand. My voice is picked up by the gizmo on my cell phone that meanwhile is put back in my cup holder. My voice is transferred to the radio in my car. I can also hear the other person on the cell phone through my car radio. That method and using ear pieces are acceptable in Ontario. Punching in the keys to a cell phone while driving is as stupid as reading a map while driving. When I want to punch in the phone number and set my radio to the proper station that will transmit and receive our voices, I pull over first and stop the car.
  • Yes i do A friend of mine was killed a few years ago after dropping his phone while driving and leaning over to retrieve it!
  • itis only ilegal when U are not useing speeker phone
  • OMG YES!!!! Almost every single time I've almost been run over, its some one on the *damn phone!!!! Hang up and DRIVE !!!!! I wish all states would make it a primary offense without a headset. That would solve our budgetary crisis!!!!!
  • Yes, I ride a Motorcycle.
  • Yes, More and more people are becoming involved in car accidents due to cell phones; plus keep in my that in any other county but the US, if you are got talking on your phone while driving your not allowed to drive for a year!
  • I definitely do support that law. the reason is because ppl tend to think they know what they are doing and blah blah blah. anything can happen on any day at any time. all because "john" wants to call "Nancy" for a booty call. Example: then crash,did someone get hit, is everyone alright, were ppl wearing their seat belts. Screams everywhere. Police, Ambulance,and Fire trucks show up at the scene. Later that night "John" is still shooking up from the accident. He know decides to use his cell when he is not driving. It's not only cells, I see women putting on their makeup while driving, someone is trying to open up a bottle of water while their hands is on the steering wheel. ppl falling asleep at the wheel because they worked over an 8 hour shift. Be cautious when u drive people.
  • Yes :)
  • yes. i support a law that prohibits cell phone use while driving. there are people that never pay attention to the traffic or the road and do dumb things while on a cell phone, besides getting in a fender-bender. if you need to call someone and it is urgent, then pull into a parking lot and park your car and then talk, but if someone is trying to contact you, just let them leave a voice message.
  • yes...sick and tired of idiots not paying attention to wtf they r doing!
  • Absolutely! And I don't think it should just be against handheld phones either.
  • Yes, although it would be tough to enforce, it may make people think twice about doing it. Studies have showed that driving while on your cell can be as deadly as driving while intoxicated.
  • If a fat ass can handle fries in his right hand, a double cheese burger in his left, while holding a pop in between his chubby thighs as he's licking the steering wheel full of ketchup admiring the fast food bill board sign in front of him...Then hell no!!
  • Yes I support the law....many people have trouble driving with BOTH hands on the wheel, never mind having to hold a cell phone. The blue tooth thing is no good either because people get too distracted with their conversations and fail to pay attention to driving. There's really no reason people should be talking on the phone while driving. If it's an emergency, pull over and make a call dammit! My friend's 17 year old brother died a few months ago because he slammed into a tree while searching for his cell phone as he was driving.....so sad.
  • Yes I agree I have seen far to many car wrecks from people not paying attention.
  • I completely do, because I've been on the freeways a lot with my dad and a lady almost hit us because she was talking on her cellphone.
  • Yes, it should be nation wide.
  • YES, I TOTALLY SUPPORT THE LAW AGAINST USING CELL PHONE'S WHILE DRIVING. WHAT THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT IS HOW ARE THEY GOING TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM TALKING ON THEIR BLUE TOOTHS. I GET MAD AT MY DAUGHTER, BECAUSE SHE LIKES TO CALL ME FROM HER CELL PHONE ON THE WAY HOME FROM WORK AND I ALWAYS HEAR HER SAY, THAT STUPID PERSON, DOES HE NOT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE, AND I WONDER WHO IS THE STUPID DRIVER!
  • 100% People become crazy drivers when they are on mobile phones, it pisses me off as well as many other people i know.
  • I do not support the law about cell phones using when driving all u hav to do is be careful when driving and talking on ur cell
  • i think talkin on the cell phone while driving is stupid.. unless u have a head set or something and sometimes not even then because people get to involved in their conversations and don't pay attention to the traffic around them. lets just say if someone is talkin on their cell and hit my car .. then if i ever see them drivin with a cell fone again i will get them pulled over and break their precious lil phone :D
  • Try watching people in a parking lot on the way to their cars. It is amazing how many people have to get their cell phone out and start chatting. Before getting in their car. It is a fact that talking on a phone while driving is a distraction. Even with a hands free set up. It should be illegal.
  • I completely agree with no cell use while driving. Christmas Eve 2004 while I was heading off duty, I got my last call of the night 23:47. It was a one of the most horrible car wrecks I witnessed thus far in my career. Jetta side swiped by an 18 wheeler, he was travelling 65 MPH, the driver of the Jetta doing about 20 MPH, the impact was nasty! I can to learn the girl was on her cell phone and blow a stop sign. Her boyfriend came to the to the exact location 25 minutes later said he had been on the cell phone with her, they were arguing because she was running late to get to his house, which was not 10 minutes away from where the accident occured.................Nice call to get on Christmas Eve and it has stayed with me ever since.
  • I support having laws that they can and will inforce. I would rather them ticket someone if they have or cause a wreck with a cell phone in their hand. Being on the phone talking is not different from having a hamburger in your hand while talking to a passenger. Some people are capable of doing both; some are not.
  • yes i do, a person isnt concentrating on the road if they are talking on a mobile/cell phone.:)
  • People can wait for a second to get to their destination first before they make a call. It is endangering others when people don't pay attention while talking on the phone... So I do agree that there should be a law.
  • no becuase the government has no right to tell us how to live our lives. like not wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle, it's stupid to do so without, but the gorvernment is there to protect us from other's not ourselves.
  • yes....wireless headsets are cheap and if you use one once, you will be glad, your hands are free...
  • Yes, but I believe that if it's the case, all cell phones should come with a hands free set.
  • Speaking for all the teenagers, i think we should be able to use cell phones as long as we don't text while driving and we know our limits to multitasking. I drive and talk all the time because i have a long commute to college and i drive a manual. Not once have i got into a car accident or went off the road, because i take driving ahead of the phone conversation. If i have to switch gears, i put the phone on my lap and do it. If you know how to multitask safely, then go all for it, but if you don't know how to, then know your limit.

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