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koira
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Re: Peterborough residents clamp down on driving & cell phones

said by DKS:

Welcome to Owen Sound.

need to hack the 401 CMS signs and post that up

Robrr

join:2008-04-19
Guelph, ON
reply to Gone

said by Gone:

Nope, not better.

It doesn't matter if you are holding the phone in your hand or talking on it through a "bluetooth", you're still using your phone. Whether you are physically touching it or not is irrelevant.

That's why this whole idea that somehow not having the thing in your hand is a load of bullshit. The same thought and energy you put into the conversation happens regardless of where the sound is coming from. Banning them outright entirely would an ounce less of hypocrisy, but at that point they may as well ban holding a conversation with a passenger or drinking a coffee while driving, too.

I fully agree with you on this however there is one problem I see. When your driving near someone with a phone in their hand, how do you differentiate talking vs. texting at a glance.

I know people who will generally hold their phone in their hand while driving and turn on the speakerphone. Some random person driving past them may just assume they are texting when in fact they are having a phone conversation.

Unless you can be certain at a glance the person is talking and not texting, you have to assume the worse case.


Gone
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Well, people typically don't hold their phone to their head when texting. Just sayin.



DKS
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said by koira:

said by DKS:

Welcome to Owen Sound.

need to hack the 401 CMS signs and post that up

If you do, I want a picture.
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DKS
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

said by peterboro:

What we need are citizen action groups that congregate at busy intersections with pitch forks threatening to kill any drivers using a cell phone.

No, what we need are rural Ontarians with pickup trucks who are capable of running small Japanese compacts off the road patrolling the QEW and 401 for Torontoids sitting in the left lane holding up traffic while oblivious to what's going on around them. Being thrown into the median or into the ditch a few times will cause them to wake up and realize that we're not going to take that kind of bullshit anymore.

Reporting for duty.
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Wolfie00
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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

Well, people typically don't hold their phone to their head when texting. Just sayin.

Just in case, the law is worded to cover the extremely myopic fish-aliens from the planet Gazoomba who have their eyes on the sides of their heads!

(Also, their unique anatomy has put their brains in their assholes, which is why it's suspected that they're the ones who passed some of these laws.)


BryceS

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reply to peterboro

Need laws to protect people from themselves. :/

Too bad I can multitask and drive stick, yet not allowed.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqTOV_2awU


urbanriot
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said by Gone:

No, what we need are rural Ontarians with pickup trucks who are capable of running small Japanese compacts off the road patrolling the QEW and 401 for Torontoids sitting in the left lane holding up traffic while oblivious to what's going on around them.

Oh, man, drive around the Pen Centre in St. Catharines and I guarantee you that you'll see someone in their late teens or early 20's holding up traffic while they're texting with their phone held so low they're not paying attention to what's in front of them... I've seen it every time I've been down there, enough that it's stuck in my head now.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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To which, if they weren't so terrified to hide the phone so low maybe things wouldn't be so bad...

... but in all honesty, traffic in that part of the city (along with Fourth Avenue) is so bad that not a single person could have a phone with them in their car and it would still be a clusterfuck to drive through.


peterboro
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Peterborough, ON
reply to urbanriot

said by urbanriot:

Oh, man, drive around the Pen Centre in St. Catharines and I guarantee you that you'll see someone in their late teens or early 20's holding up traffic while they're texting with their phone held so low they're not paying attention to what's in front of them...

Yet if you blow your horn for them to get going you get the finger from the little dipshits.