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#4013 of 4065 Re: Karl gets slammed for taking photos :-) [steve_]
Mar 25, 2011 (10:29 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 4065 let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones
Apr 09, 2011 (6:54 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 4065 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [elias]
Apr 09, 2011 (6:02 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 4065 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [elias]
Apr 10, 2011 (6:51 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 4065 Estimates for 2010 traffic fatalities
Apr 10, 2011 (11:56 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 4065 Re: let's single out single cellfone drivers, and exempt married ones [vinnyny]
Apr 10, 2011 (12:31 pm)
" 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!
#4021 of 4065 Michigan Cops are watching you
Apr 20, 2011 (5:37 am)
Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops
ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.
CelleBriteThe Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.
A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.
"Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities. "The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps."
The ACLU is concerned that these powerful capabilities are being quietly used to bypass Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.