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JT

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2007 11:01:00 PM

Should cellphone use while driving be banned?
Yes, ban all use.
For emergencies only
Allow hands-free device only
No
No opinion

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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2manyfords
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Message Posted: May 23, 2009 7:22:21 AM

I have seen cell phone usage distract drivers. I also have seen car radio, children, food, drinks etc distract drivers. Maybe inforcing inattentive driving laws would cover the problem better.
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 4:32:59 PM

Ban all use when driving.
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 3:35:30 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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april4
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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 1:52:42 PM

Yes, ban all. If you have an emergency, stop and make the call.
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cincindie
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2009 9:27:31 AM

Yes, except in the case of emergencies.
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Ram2500FL
All-Star Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2009 8:08:10 AM

Hands free only
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tigerwoods7
Rookie Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2009 9:47:40 PM

Allow hands-free device only and for Emergencies
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2009 6:13:56 PM

yes
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pliskin
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2009 3:24:40 PM

They have been in NY state for a few years now but, as I was told by a sheriff, it's a bother to pull someone over for a cellphone infraction and could pose a danger in doing so. It is a $150 fine here if they get caught but doesn't happen usually unless they can trace an accident back to the usage.
They are currently passing non-texting laws as well, another dangerous driving problem, but I believe it will fall to the same roadside.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2009 2:24:42 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2009 2:24:33 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2009 2:24:28 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2009 2:24:22 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2009 2:24:16 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2009 5:53:17 AM

For emergencies only
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2009 4:45:30 AM

Yes, ban all use.
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naw
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2009 2:11:15 AM

Ban all use!
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inpursuitofJC
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2009 6:17:40 PM

Hands free use and or Emergencies only... too many accidents because of them!
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2009 5:33:50 PM

yes
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QueenMother
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2009 6:15:08 AM

Absolutely!
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2008 8:15:21 AM

yes
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gfusher
Sophomore Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2008 10:26:49 AM

you almost have to ban them. the problem is that the people that are fine will have to suffer because of the ones that are stupid about using their phone when they drive.
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crusader1975
Champion Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2008 9:58:45 AM

Normally I would say no th this one, however when speaking to some police friends of mine, cell phone use is getting to be a major cause of auto crashes.
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gasguy555
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 12:24:29 AM

yes
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gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 6:56:50 PM

Allow hands-free device only
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iwannavet
Champion Author Kitchener-Waterloo

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 12:19:31 PM

Emergencies only
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desparado367
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 12:17:43 PM

Ban them in cars period!!!

My grand daughter and her mom were T-boned by a driver on a cell phone who admitted he was talking on a sex line. Five years later she still suffers from TBI and will never recover, nor willher mother from her injuries. He got a ticket for running the light..they got a lifetime of misery.
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redneckted
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2008 9:54:46 PM

yes bann all
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2008 4:57:39 AM

totally banned, punishible by loss of license
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Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2008 4:33:35 AM

For emergencies only
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MustangManNC
Rookie Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2008 3:19:30 PM

Allow hands-free device only and for Emergencies.
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Winoscientist
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2008 1:09:48 PM

Yes - there is nothing more annoying than someone yacking on the cellphone while you're trying to watch television going down the road.
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Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2008 6:37:31 PM

Hands free use and or Emergencies only... too many accidents because of them!
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bareilly
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 4:52:56 AM

for emergencies only
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 7:50:17 AM

yes
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rschnoor
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 6:50:37 AM

Only if they ban eating a sandwich, putting on make-up, shaving, etc...
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narcar1973
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2008 10:27:15 AM

For emergencies only.
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RUSTYHANS
Rookie Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2008 8:17:28 AM

yes all phones should be banned.
they come out of the cross street and dont even look almost hit me
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 6:19:24 AM

yes
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nyuknyuk49
Champion Author Rhode Island

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 5:57:58 AM

allow hands free
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Paz37
Sophomore Author Worcester

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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 4:58:48 AM

Yes, ban all use.
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madison8359
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2008 5:06:31 PM

Allow hands free devices.

Ban putting on lipstick, eating, text messaging, reading, getting dressed, combing hair, watching tv, watching the accident in the on coming lane, not paying attention at a stop light, sleeping, changing diapers, breast feeding, and a host of other items that are more dangerous and more common than talking on the phone.
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2008 9:40:09 AM

Allow hands-free device only
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2008 9:12:31 AM

For emergencies only
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Blubberpuppy
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2008 8:47:54 AM

Yes, so I can hear the movie on the on the video screen.
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soutxed
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2008 7:18:38 AM

Where we live people drive slow for so many reasons, (lost, looking for an address, eating, etc.) Can we ban all of these?
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2008 6:29:31 AM

I wouldn't say it should be banned, but it is annoying for people to drive slowly because they can't pay attention to what they're doing.
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c47
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2008 5:04:14 AM

For emergencies only.
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lightning666
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2008 8:46:42 PM

Allow hands free only...On another note people texting while driving should get their DL suspended.
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bmv91w
Sophomore Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 30, 2008 5:26:41 PM

Yes! Food for Thought: It's been proven that a person has a 1 in 4 chance of having an accident, as opposed to using a cell-phone while driving increases your chances of an accident to 1 in 3..
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