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#4010 of 4067 Smartphone pulse check
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 17, 2011 (7:37 am)
"At least 19 percent of drivers admit to accessing the Internet while behind the wheel, according to a disturbing new survey by insurer State Farm.
The survey found that the top five Web-activities that drivers engage in are: finding/reading driving directions, reading e-mail, looking up/referencing specific information of immediate interest, looking at/reading social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and composing/sending e-mail."
New Survey Finds Alarming Number of Drivers Using Internet Behind Wheel (Inside Line)
#4011 of 4067 Re: Smartphone pulse check [steve_]
Mar 17, 2011 (7:40 am)
Heck, my latest German rental car had on-board internet viewable through the nav screen, I am pretty sure it could be accessed while in motion too.
#4013 of 4067 Re: Karl gets slammed for taking photos :-) [steve_]
Mar 25, 2011 (9:29 am)
What the h---? Not keen on talking on cell while driving, but Karl was a far more distracted driver than the drivers shown in his rear view mirror. He "actually" admitted he shot these pictures while driving. That is reckless.
#4014 of 4067 let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones
Apr 09, 2011 (5:54 am)
The roads might be safer if folks would concentrate more on their own driving instead of getting self-righteous about others' driving.
There's nothing necessarily reckless about taking a cellfone photo while driving - or texting while driving.
But for example, sending a text message or taking a photo or talking on the phone while driving would indeed be reckless if one did it in reverse at 60 mph,
or during 4 wheel drift on a highway entrance ramp.
(I know a guy whose new car testdrives generally include the latter.)
#4015 of 4067 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [elias]
Apr 09, 2011 (5:02 pm)
You're kidding...right? It's dangerous, not reckless & both should be outlawed...period! And it's only about safe driving...period...I don't give a crap what you do but it's all the other innocent folks who could get hurt by your actions that worries me! And just remember, driving is not a "right"...but a "priviledge"...remember that!!!
#4016 of 4067 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [elias]
Apr 10, 2011 (5:51 am)
"There's nothing necessarily reckless about taking a cellfone photo while driving - or texting while driving."
Congratulations! You win the contest for stupidest thing I've ever heard.
There's nothing reckless about texting while driving? So, you see nothing reckless about taking your eyes off the road AND hands your off the wheel simultaneously while surrounded by potential innocent victims? I'd mention taking your mind off the primary task, DRIVING, but that would assume the texter actually had cognitive abilities...
#4017 of 4067 Estimates for 2010 traffic fatalities
Apr 10, 2011 (10:56 am)
Since I hadn't noticed this info for a couple years it was good news that the roads aren't more
risky than in past years. Remembering back to "I hate SUV's, why don't ....", it seems this is
the trend that was predicted at the time. With the fleet aging during this period and hope
that the economy will pick up and turn some of those older rides over in the next few years,
the 2012 mandate for ESC could be even more help in the next decade. Enjoy your ride.
#4018 of 4067 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [vinnyny]
Apr 10, 2011 (11:31 am)
" Congratulations! You win the contest for stupidest thing I've ever heard"
I couldn't agree with you any more!
Texting while driving should be a FELONY!
He didn't really say that, did he?
As far as doing dumb or reckless things on test drives, if anyone pulled something like that with me they would have been ordered to pull the car over and their driving would have been DONE!