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Old 10-22-2004, 10:53   #1 (permalink)
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using a mobile phone at the bouser

OK here in the US u can talk when driving, talk when pumping gas or filling up the tank , u can talk with no police or **** 711 owners yelling at u, It legal and they have proven that talking is not dangerous and cant blow up a city ...so Y do we put up with police telling us not to use them if the facts are wrong???

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Old 10-22-2004, 13:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

I dont know if it's completely safe, especially while driving. I think they have done the right ting by banning mobiles while driving, I have read a few bad stories about people driving while sms'ing or talking. I support it.

About the petrol bit, i think that is a load of BS, but I spose it could happen when you think about it.
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Old 10-22-2004, 15:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

Well it pretty much comes down to is your phone call so important that you need to endanger the lives of other people.
Sure it is very unlikely to happen but it is theoretically possible and its better to be safe then sorry
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Old 10-22-2004, 15:39   #4 (permalink)
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

C'mon dodge

The US authorities say it's OK and we should just accept that?
What's that you say, "...Proven..."

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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

I thought therewas a couple of states in the
US looking at banning the use of mobile phones whilst driving?

Don't some states over there have a speed limit of 55MPH on the hwy?
Should we look at introducing that as well?
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Old 10-22-2004, 17:39   #6 (permalink)
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

i can see both sides to the argument...

If they put a ban on:

looking at the map while the car is moving, eating or drinking (non-alcohol) while driving, changing CDs or radio stations, caught with one hand off the steering wheel..... It starts to get to the point where it's just silly - they shouldnt need a law against everything, people should use common sense... having said that, i admittedly use my phone at times while i drive and know I shouldn't/
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

I'm pretty sure the main problem with talking on a cellphone isn't the fact that you're actually holding the thing, merely the fact that your attention is divided between the guy on the other end of the line, and the road.
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

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OK here in the US u can talk when driving, talk when pumping gas or filling up the tank , u can talk with no police or **** 711 owners yelling at u, It legal and they have proven that talking is not dangerous and cant blow up a city ...so Y do we put up with police telling us not to use them if the facts are wrong???
i spose you dont see any problem with watching tele while your driving either?
same principle (except with this your not looking at the road) as it takes your attention away from what your sposed to be doing.
each driver has a legal obligation to other road users and that is to be as safe behind the wheel as you possibly can and concentrating on a phone call is not being as safe as you can.
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

It all about "civil liberties" over there. They don't have to wear seat belts either and motor cyclist don't have to wear helmets.
I must admit, I was always curious as to why you can't use a mobile phone at a service station.
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Re: using a mobile phone at the bouser

I heard the reason is due to the posibility of it being a current emitting device and it could ignite petrol vapour if u dropped it and the battery shorted out. Seems highly unlikely to me, and I believe Aus is one of the few countries in the world to implement that law.
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