Would you vote to ban hand-held cellphone use while driving?

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Would you ban handheld cellphone use behind the wheel?

  1. YES

    62.9%
  2. NO

    28.6%
  3. Not sure

    8.6%
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  1. CRUDS

    CRUDS El Diablo Tip Jar Donor

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    To clarify..
    See the quote and response in post 48..
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  2. vslyke

    vslyke In Dinger We Trust

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    Ah. Don't see how I missed that.
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  3. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

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    Text messaging is great, what are you talking about? It's far more reliable than voice mail for relating something to someone when the call goes unanswered. Also, some people aren't allowed to use their phones on the job. It's always such a boost for me when I read something my wife sends. Also, it's good for sending small reminders like asking who is picking up the kid... people are sometimes too busy to make phone calls.
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  4. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    No. Primarily because of the free popcorn. I mean how can I drive and watch the transformers DVD without my cell phone making the popcorn? That would be rediculous.
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  5. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    I'm ok with text messaging for some things. They're particularly helpful for times when you are somewhere too loud to talk on the phone, (titans game) or too quiet, (church), but need to clarify something with someone (what time you're leaving church and making it to the titans game).

    But text messaging isn't and shouldn't be for conversations. And you shouldn't need to do it while driving.
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  6. CRUDS

    CRUDS El Diablo Tip Jar Donor

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    They project the switch to hands-free technology will save 300 lives a year in California.
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  7. The Mrs

    The Mrs Crush on Casey Starbucks!

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    ^^^^see, her real problem is trying to text with that old school flip phone. She needs to get her a BlackBerry, IPhone, etc. that makes texting a breeze!
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  8. The Mrs

    The Mrs Crush on Casey Starbucks!

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    I hardly ever talk on the phone, all I do is text. You can carry on coversations with 3 or 4 people at once, or do other stuff while texting.
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  9. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    Texting is dangerous while driving. Talking is dangerous if youre one of those people who really get into the confo and forget about the outside world.
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  10. Hoffa

    Hoffa Not Family?Then freak you you freakin' freak

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    Yeah, but you can't see phone pics when someone sends them to you...:))
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