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NTSB Recommends Full Ban On Use Of Cell Phones While Driving

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Old 12-14-2011, 01:49 PM
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well, most phones have GPS capability. as such they "know" how fast they are moving.
IF the goverment is serious about safety, it would only take a few lines of code in the software to DISABLE the phone at all speeds (say) above 10 MPH

I'll bet a lot of passengers would be pissed at that. Also there goes any ability to report a DUI while following it. That alone could cause more problems than it might solve.
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NTSB is not suggesting or asking for a Ban simply on cel phones while driving..
Instead NTSB is suggesting an Out Rite Ban on ALL Portable Electronics to be used within car while driving.
They are also suggesting a Ban on all 2 way communications within a driving car..

They do however say things like GPS mapping systems are instead helpful to the traveling needs of a motorist ..

If it were to pass as NTSB so suggests and wants..
Then all Police.fire and emergency cars as well as Truckers/cabs etc would have to remove all such gear from their cars so equipped ..

Frankly i doubt it would pass as they laid it out.
Maybe they would consider a true and full cel phone ban (but i doubt that as well )

They do however have the ability to step up both enforcement and fines for improper use of cel phone

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Meanwhile, the results of a recent study on the effects of using cell phones while driving are published which show that there is not as much correlation between crashes and cell phones as previously thought. The study says that methodologies used for previous studies had flawed statistical analysis:

Early research on cellphone conversations likely overestimated crash risk, study suggests

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Meanwhile, the results of a recent study on the effects of using cell phones while driving are published which show that there is not as much correlation between crashes and cell phones as previously thought. The study says that methodologies used for previous studies had flawed statistical analysis:

Early research on cellphone conversations likely overestimated crash risk, study suggests
I choose not to believe that.

Just this morning I was driving to work reading the newspaper as usual, shaving, eating a donut, and drinking some coffee and some bonehead on a cellphone tried to run me out of his lane.
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I would agree with that..
Except with regards to Texting ..
(Unless one uses a voice interface to talk to text & voice to listen )

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NTSB is not suggesting or asking for a Ban simply on cel phones while driving..
Instead NTSB is suggesting an Out Rite Ban on ALL Portable Electronics to be used within car while driving.
They are also suggesting a Ban on all 2 way communications within a driving car..

They do however say things like GPS mapping systems are instead helpful to the traveling needs of a motorist ..

If it were to pass as NTSB so suggests and wants..
Then all Police.fire and emergency cars as well as Truckers/cabs etc would have to remove all such gear from their cars so equipped ..

Frankly i doubt it would pass as they laid it out.
Maybe they would consider a true and full cel phone ban (but i doubt that as well )

They do however have the ability to step up both enforcement and fines for improper use of cel phone

LOL at highlited text above. Do you honestly believe that? Such rulings include exemptions for emergency services just like they already have exemptions for certain traffic laws. When was the last time you saw a police car or ambulance responding with lights and siren stop at every red light and wait for it to change to green? Such exemptions do however carry a clause making the driver liable for any consequences of his exercising his right to those exemptions.
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I have serious talent. I can eat read drink coffee text and get on a bid war on ebay while making qso's on the 405 doing 90+. No accidents atleast not from me

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LOL at highlited text above. Do you honestly believe that? Such rulings include exemptions for emergency services just like they already have exemptions for certain traffic laws.
In Texas, talking on your cell phone in a school zone is against the law. Do it while driving a police cruiser and no problem.

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