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Old 03-14-06, 11:35 AM
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do you talk on your cellphone while you drive?

do you talk on your cellphone while you drive?
if so, do you hold the phone to your ear, have a real hands free setup, or use a cheezy headset?
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Old 03-14-06, 11:38 AM
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Don't have a cellphone but when I use my wife's I hold it to my ear while I drive.
Old 03-14-06, 11:39 AM
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Yes, and I hold it to my ear.
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I make a huge effort not to. If I need to make a call I pull over, and if I receive a call that might take more than a few seconds, I tell them to hang on while I pull over.
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I am lucky if I see 2 cars per mile where I am, so I just hold it to my ear.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
I make a huge effort not to. If I need to make a call I pull over, and if I receive a call that might take more than a few seconds, I tell them to hang on while I pull over.
Do you keep the radio off while you drive, too?
Old 03-14-06, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Do you keep the radio off while you drive, too?
What does the radio have to do with having a conversation on the phone?

Anyway, I use a hands free set up since it is illegal in Chicago to actually hold the phone to the ear while driving.
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I will only use the phone while driving if 1) someone calls me 2) I really need to make a call. I used to have a nice earset but I lost it so it's back to my hand holding it to my ear for now.
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Originally Posted by Flashback
What does the radio have to do with having a conversation on the phone?
Is there a difference between listening to someone talk on the radio and listening to someone talk on a phone?
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If I'm driving in town I don't talk on the phone I just let voicemail get it. If I'm on the freeway or an interstate I do talk on it. Plus I have a manual and it's a bitch (dangerous) trying to shift and hold a phone and drive at the same time.
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Originally Posted by zuffy
I will only use the phone while driving if 1) someone calls me 2) I really need to make a call.
Come to think of it, that's when I use my phone as well!
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If someone calls me, I will normally let it ring to VM, unless it's from someone I know who might call me with something urgent (wife, other family member, or work). If that's the case I'll hold with one hand and drive with the other and get off the phone as fast as possible, letting them know I'm driving. If I'm making a call, I use my headset so I'm hands free.
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I hold a cell jammer to my ear as I drive and laugh at the people in cars who lose there calls as I drive by.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
I hold a cell jammer to my ear as I drive and laugh at the people in cars who lose there calls as I drive by.
So that was YOU?! You bastard.
Old 03-14-06, 12:23 PM
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I don't use my phone much, but I'll answer it if it rings while I'm driving.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Is there a difference between listening to someone talk on the radio and listening to someone talk on a phone?
Aren't there studies that show that talking on a cell phone while driving impairs you more than being drunk?

Has anyone done a study on whether listening to the radio while driving impairs you more than being drunk?
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Honestly, I'm on my phone quite a bit in the car. I don't know, I guess there isn't difficult traffic here, and it just seems like a good way to kill time between trips. I have an iPod connected to my car stereo and all of that, but it's usually a good way to talk to/catch up with people I wouldn't really take time out of my day otherwise to talk to. Also, there's always the conversation-ending "alright, well i'm there...gotta go" to keep things rather short and concise. I'm sure it's pretty bad in the long run, but like I said, traffic is pretty straightforward where I'm at.
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I always wait to make calls until I'm at my destination, but will answer if I receive any. I don't have the hands-free headset.
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I have a bluetooth earpiece that I use now. I hate when people use the phone while driving and putting on make-up or reading the paper/eating bfast. Yes, I have seen people actally eating cereal while driving in the morning.
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Hold it to my ear. However, I'm still aware of the road and traffic around me. I don't get tunnel-vision like most dumbshits on the LA freeways.
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If you do, you should be locked up. Or shot. I'm sick of being in traffic jams because 4 people in front of me are yapping on their cell phones with a wide open freeway ahead of them.

I also have to dodge assholes on a daily basis who are on their cell phones, weaving all over the place because they're yapping. Who the hell do you HAVE to talk to at 8 o'clock in the morning? WHO?!??! It shouldn't be someone from work (since you're heading to work!). It shouldn't be someone from home (you just left there!).

There have been studies saying that talking on a cell phone while driving is the same as driving drunk. Well either drunk driving should be legalized, or driving while talking on cell phones should be illegal.
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Originally Posted by melbatoast
I have a bluetooth earpiece that I use now. I hate when people use the phone while driving and putting on make-up or reading the paper/eating bfast. Yes, I have seen people actally eating cereal while driving in the morning.
I saw someone brushing their teeth once!
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Originally Posted by TracerBullet
Aren't there studies that show that talking on a cell phone while driving impairs you more than being drunk?
I drive just fine when on the phone. I drive just fine after a few drinks too. It's all about the individual. If someone can't do both, they should only do one or the other.

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