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JT
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:01:00 AM

How often do you use a cell phone while driving?
Frequently
Sometimes
Rarely
Never
NA / no phone

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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pjtinn
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:02:53 PM

Rarely
kevmeist
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:09:07 AM

Whenever I want to...hands free all the way. Steering wheel buttons and voice dialing.

Texting...never.
gasguy555
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 4:49:18 PM

frequently, unfortunately
jb107
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 3:51:11 PM

I turn my cell-phone off when I am driving alone or give it to my passenger when I have one.
cardjim
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:25:15 AM

rarely
dongo50
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 9:08:04 AM

never
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:55:06 AM

NEVER
RxHugh
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 3:58:46 PM

I do not use a cell phone at all.
Furball
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 10:12:12 AM

All the time. Talking, not texting.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 7:38:53 AM

NEVER
iwannavet
Champion Author Kitchener-Waterloo

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 9:03:44 AM

Never
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 8:39:43 AM

never
gator2002
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:00:20 AM

Sometimes
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 8:30:09 AM

never
babycatt116
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 3:24:39 PM

I don't, period. And that's the Gods honest truth. I've seen too many people driving balancing their 'wheel' while holding their phones & drinks & whatever else they have, or being stuck behind some schmuck cuz he/she was texting & didn't notice the light turned green. If my phone rings I just let v.m. take care of it.
dongo50
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 9:37:04 PM

never
cardjim
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 4:30:37 PM

rarely
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 6:33:05 AM

never
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 12:36:02 PM

Very rarely
Skata17
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 5:28:37 PM

That's an easy one. I don't own one and don't ever plan to do so.
razorwan
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 12:00:38 PM

I generally don't but if there's an urgent matter, I would and do.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 8:10:25 AM

never
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 12:36:34 AM

Rarely
ARMADA157
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 6:44:00 AM

Never use a cell when driving
MrsPLS7
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 10:15:46 AM

I have a blue tooth..so yes I use my cell phone to only talk. I do not text and drive. They have new phones now that you can talk in them, and a text will go thru. You talk as thou you are on the phone. My fiance' has one. (a smart phone)
123Bucks
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:49:47 PM

Never
Mwmemt
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:36:13 AM

love that blue tooth
phpearso
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 10:02:39 AM

F
awillisant
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 9:51:34 AM

rarely
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2013 9:41:39 AM

Not at all while driving.
redkeen
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2013 3:48:31 PM

If i do i am hands free on speaker. But i usually try not to while driving
gman32MI
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:38:53 AM

i really dont talk on the phone an drive, i thank it just gets in the way, more so when your in a traffic jam.. if im pulled over well.. thats differnt.
cheryln1230
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 1:44:07 PM

never use my phone, only for emergency
comethunter
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 11:54:47 AM

Rarely If its an incoming call and i keep it short, If i have to make a call i will pull off into a parking lot .
pinkkitty1060
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 8:41:13 AM

never, I never answer my phone when driving
iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 8:43:31 AM

never
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 1:47:06 AM

Never to talk or SMS/text, often to use nav or GasBuddy.
gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 11:45:48 PM

Try not to and if so pull over
ugachka
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 11:05:49 AM

i never use my phone while i am driving
LabLover6801
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 10:35:53 AM

Never. If i need to, i pull off the road to use it. Even the GPS.
mitch951
Rookie Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 6:44:52 PM

sometime i use a cell while driving but,only on speaker
SFwriter
Rookie Author Hamilton

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 6:29:23 PM

Without needless histrionics and hyperbole, the question is poorly stated. My phone is on from the time I get in the car until I exit it.

The question doesn't differentiate between instances of irresponsibly hurtling your 2000+ pounds of steel recklessly at hobos and baby-carriages while you chatter about the latest episode of Honey-Booboo or whether it is navigating you safely around traffic problems.

Phones are far more than they have ever been; their capabilities would be unimaginable 30 years ago. We need to get this limited image of "talking-devices" out of our heads and understand that with new AI (Artificial Intelligence) simulation, that they are smart enough to converse with us and do our bidding by voice alone.

So do I talk while driving? Yes, to the computer in my phone, and occasionally to people, if I'm in light traffic that doesn't demand 100% attention. I don't distractedly slow down to 70kph (42mph) in the centre lane of the highway and rifle through my briefcase looking for documents. Only complete, utter morons would be so mind-numbingly stupid as to do that.

In fact, local authorities ask us to call 911 (although I use *OPP for Ontario Provincial Police because it saves a step and gets them moving right away) to let them know, so they can discuss it with the offender. In many provinces (and I imagine, states, too) the fines are demerits as well as cash. Ontario sports a $155 fine with no demerits, whereas some have fines up to $400 with 4 demerits.

I'd be thrilled to get these incomprehensibly careless and selfish people off the road entirely. Sadly, society has raised a generation of kids that never fail; kids that don't see consequences for not being good at what they do. We give them awards for matriculating from grade to grade in Primary school. Everyone gets a trophy or ribbon at a sporting event. We don't correct their spelling because that would "cause a negative self-image". Our society tries to make everyone feel good about themselves no matter what sort of loser they are.

When they become adults it's: "I'm the fattest person in the entire world!"...and they're PROUD of that?

People should not be proud of minor, trivial, everyday accomplishments. They should be praised for admirable deeds; for caring for the downtrodden; for improving social conditions; for making great scientific discoveries; for writing great literature.

All these mindless, empty accolades make people feel good for being a buffoon, a failure, for not contributing to society. Do I need to remind you that every single terrorist, kidnapper, housebreaker, rampage killer and presidential assassin always had a great image of themselves? They thought they were better than the rest of us; had a better solution to problems; knew better than the common person what needed to be done.

This monster vanity balloon needs to be popped. People need to get their feet back on the ground and realise they CAN fail; their inattention CAN kill people; that they are RESPONSIBLE if they cripple or kill someone; and that they WILL be PUNISHED when it happens.
butterflys67
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:54:01 AM

rarley ever
snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:03:39 PM

Rarely
NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 5:03:33 PM

ə rarely.
that is, if i get a call, i answer and say i will talk as soon as i can pull off the road. then i set the phone down and return my focus to the task at hand. ə
chillaxor
Rookie Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 7:05:10 AM

I use my phone regularly while driving, for the simple reason that i have bluetooth and it makes it hands free!!
OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: May 30, 2013 5:58:22 AM

I do use my phone while I'm driving, but not in heavy traffic or approaching intersections. Driving becomes my main focus then. But out on the open highway, hardly anyone around, no problem. I do it all the time.



[Edited by: OriginalBudman at 5/30/2013 6:00:54 AM EST]
tjc09f
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Message Posted: May 29, 2013 4:54:32 PM

Sometimes, but my phone has a car mode option where I can speak my text messages to the phones and the phone transcribes the message, and I can call contacts by speaking their names.
OriginalBudman
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 4:22:26 PM

Those of you who answered "never" are liars, all of you.
RoamerNLV
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 12:55:28 PM

Frequently - Using my hands free ear piece. I always keep driving as my primary duties at the time.
sugarcreekgeek
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 12:06:32 AM

alot. I do gas buddy for some of it too.
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