dtwclipper
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Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 7:34 am

Drivers in Detroit beware: City Council has passed an ordinance that could cost you $100 if you're caught talking on your handheld cell phone while driving.

The Detroit City Council's plan says drivers can only use hands-free devices, such as earpieces, to talk on their cell phones. The law follows in the steps of cities, such as New York City, which have had such a ban for several years now.
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...icle?AID=/20060503/NEWS99/60503007

Now, if they could only ban women from putting on makeup when they're driving, maybe we could have a law that would accomplish something.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Now, if they could only ban women from putting on makeup...

...,or the dude I saw reading the friggin newspaper at 70 mph the other morning.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 7:41 am

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 1):
...,or the dude I saw reading the friggin newspaper at 70 mph the other morning.

Would agree with that too!
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 1):
or the dude I saw reading the friggin newspaper at 70 mph the other morning.

Haha! Awesome! That law was introduced here the other year.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 7:44 am

I wish they'd do it everywhere. I've nearly been run over more times than I care to think about by drivers on cellphones.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 1:20 pm

Mostly a symbolic measure - study after study has shown that its the distraction caused by carrying on the conversation that causes the problems, not having one hand pressed to your ear. So as long as calls, and reading, and eating and applying makeup, etc., is allowed, accidents from distracted drivers will continue to climb.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 1:29 pm

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 1):
Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Now, if they could only ban women from putting on makeup...

...,or the dude I saw reading the friggin newspaper at 70 mph the other morning.

I saw an airline pilot shaving in the car one day on the way to PHL. And not the electric razor type. He had shaving cream on his face. Dangerous but oh so impressive.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Thu May 04, 2006 2:04 pm

I make most of my calls from my car. Is everyone else stupid, or am I just exceptionally skilled that I can maintain the speed limit, stay in the lane, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles while speaking? Amazingly enough I can whistle and walk at the same time too.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting AirplaneDork (Reply 7):
I make most of my calls from my car. Is everyone else stupid, or am I just exceptionally skilled that I can maintain the speed limit, stay in the lane, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles while speaking? Amazingly enough I can whistle and walk at the same time too.

Not skilled, just bloody lucky.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 8:23 am

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 5):
Mostly a symbolic measure - study after study has shown that its the distraction caused by carrying on the conversation that causes the problems, not having one hand pressed to your ear. So as long as calls, and reading, and eating and applying makeup, etc., is allowed, accidents from distracted drivers will continue to climb.

AFIAK, in China, while driving a car, for the driver no conversation with his passengers, eating, drinking, smoking etc. is permitted.

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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 9:05 am

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
Drivers in Detroit beware: City Council has passed an ordinance that could cost you $100 if you're caught talking on your handheld cell phone while driving.

This is just D-town trying to make some spare money for the mayor to embezzle..

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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 9:14 am

What are the odds that the 7 people in the city of Detroit that actually have a car also have a cell phone?
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 9:50 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 11):
What are the odds that the 7 people in the city of Detroit that actually have a car also have a cell phone?

What do you mean? Most of the people down there have a nicer phone and car than I do, and I live in Novi....

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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting AirplaneDork (Reply 7):
I make most of my calls from my car. Is everyone else stupid, or am I just exceptionally skilled that I can maintain the speed limit, stay in the lane, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles while speaking? Amazingly enough I can whistle and walk at the same time too.

Might be a good idea to have someone following you flim your vehicle while you drive and talk..Might be eye-opening.  crackup 
 
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Fri May 05, 2006 10:22 am

I take roadside assistance calls for a cellular company, and let me tell you (while close) nothing is as bad as DTW. They never know where they are, what they need, or have their phone with them as required. Oh, and lets not EVEN start to talk about their 'entitled' attitude. 'I Pay $x/month (under $5) for this program and all I get is the hookup and 3 miles??'


Gimme a freaking break....when it comes to morons on the road; I wish DTW and and LAX would mystically disappear.
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RE: Detroit Outlaws Cell Phones For Drivers

Sat May 06, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting AirplaneDork (Reply 7):
I make most of my calls from my car. Is everyone else stupid, or am I just exceptionally skilled that I can maintain the speed limit, stay in the lane, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles while speaking?

Both.

I too can, in most circumstances, drive in the manner you mention while talking on my phone, whereas most people don't seem to EVER be able to drive in that manner. If for any reason I cannot drive in what I feel is a safe and correct manner while talking on my phone, I end the conversation immediately.

I can do this and I am physically handicapped in one of my arms, which makes it seem even more ridiculous that so many people who are fully physically able still cannot control their cars even when they are not on the phone.



Quoting N312RC (Reply 12):
Follow them home and you'll see their house is leaning to one side and has no paint, but they also have a Satellite dish...

Well, TV is the new opiate of the masses, isn't it?


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