Re: Cellphone usage...
the issue is, some people can multi-task and others cant. it wouldnt be fair either way (to ban then or allow them) because it would be hurting another party, however the safer thing is to ban them, as the side effects are less.
i cant tell you how many times ive almost been hit, bumped, rear ended, infuriated, etc. by people on cell phones. anytime someone is driving too slow and poking along-cell phone. anytime they stop and dont have any idea when its their turn to go-cell phone. they just dont pay attention at all to the road and are just "movers" trying to get somewhere.
i admit i do talk on the phone on occasion, but only for short times if its necessary (like getting directions if im absolutely lost and cant stop for one reason or another) but if the traffic gets bad or something happens i say "yeah hold on.." and drive, then say "ok sorry, whats up". other people feel that putting down the cell phone isnt a necessary action.
on that, using hands free devices etc. wont help a single bit. the issue is that they are distracted, not that they dont have enough hands. they are paying attention to their conversation and not what order they are in at a stop sign, or that those in front of them are stopping.
sorry for the rant, but in a huge city im getting fed up with avoiding stupid accidents that arent my fault just because somebody else is too ignorant to put down the damn phone and pay attention to what they are doing. i have been in situations more times than i can count with these people who cut me off/dont stop at stop signs or redlights/dont yield to me to the point to which i almost cause another accident avoiding them. it pisses me off beyond reason and they do get the finger from me as i fly by them to pass them :P (plus at this point, if they hit someone at least im in front of them and dont have to watch out for rear ending them at their own stupidity)
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