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    Upcoming new laws in Texas.....

    On the ballot: no GPS, no phone period, no changing the radio, no one in a moving car can video or take pictures. These, honestly, are coming up for a vote....

    +5  Views: 224 Answers: 4 Posted: 14 days ago
    mycatsmom

    sounds radical- - - - like communism. glad I don't live there.

    4 Answers

    .... I remember the days before these conveniences; that we now think necessary.

    Lawmakers just don't know where to draw the line. I agree that it's become very confusing. Exactly what IS "distracted driving"? It's a dilemma for sure.

    mycatsmom

    kids fighting, or screaming and yelling are a distraction while driving .
    Ducky

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    What do you suggest be done with THOSE?
    sunnyB

    Tie the kids up, and put a sock in their mouths.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    "Daddy Dearest"! :(((

    You guys are getting worse than Aussie,the driver can answer the phone if he has hands free,,all passengers can take photos or answer a phone or read a GPS..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Ducky

    Moderator
    "Hands Free" really doesn't solve the problem. It isn't your hands that need to be disengaged. Your MIND is on the phone call instead of driving the vehicle, no matter where your hands are. Lack of concentration causes accidents.
    terryfossil 1

    Your eyes are on the road,and your mind is the same as if you are talking to your passenger Duck..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    Ducky

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    That is the argument but according to studies, talking on the phone uses a different part of the brain compared to chatting with someone next to you. So "they" say.
    terryfossil 1

    Yep Duck,so "they"say..>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    ....and what would we do without "they"? :)
    terryfossil 1

    Well Quacker.without"they"we would have "them"that were once "they"..C'mon now Duck,you are testing my grey matter aren't you???>>>..:):):)..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Always! :)

    I kind of support anything that produces more car safety.  A friend of mine, had a daughter who looked down to see who was calling her, on a street name Bird Ave. in San Jose, CA.  Bird is a small community street. When she looked down she crashed and died. It took her mother 4 years to clean out her daughter's house, which the mother owned. We recently had a death in our extended family due to car accident and another horrific accident in our family, but not deadly, due to not paying close attention while driving. we lose around 40,000 a year in the United States from driving accidents. That's way too many people just because you decide to take a nice casual cruse down the road, and then never come back home because someone is talking to their cousin about what they are wearing to the party Friday night.  My theory . . . ban it all while driving.

    mycatsmom

    we will soon have cars that drive themselves.
    jhharlan

    But the cars don't dodge squirrels....


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