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Old 09-26-2018, 09:19 PM   #61
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I don't understand some people. I had an incident this morning driving in to work (in my car). I was driving in the left lane when a guy comes up behind me. He starts flashing his lights and then starts to ride my tail. There was a car next to me, so I couldn't get over. I look down and I'm going 62mph in a 55. I wasn't going to speed up, so I tapped my brake just enough to show the brake light .
I gave up the brake check thing, too many crazies with road rage out there
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:10 AM   #62
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80? Why? Doing 80 vs doing 70 puts you 10 miles further down the road in an hour. I dont see 10 miles being worth the extra risk. JMO.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:08 AM   #63
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80? Why? Doing 80 vs doing 70 puts you 10 miles further down the road in an hour. I dont see 10 miles being worth the extra risk. JMO.
Or the extra fuel usage, at least in my setup.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:11 AM   #64
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Was passing an 18 wheeler one time and the DW excitedly says "look at that ***hole texting while driving a truck!" IMHO that's pretty stupid and scary as heck.
^^^^Unfortunately this is becoming much more common with OTR truck drivers and should be another stupid act that requires a felony charge. We were following a semi the other day and I started watching him a long way back. He was all over the road, over the white stripe, across the center stripe just swaying everywhere. I told DW here is one we have to watch...there's something wrong with this guy. I waited until it seemed like he had it under control a bit and tried to hurriedly get by him. As I did I told DW to look at him and see what was wrong but I was able to look as well. He was driving that truck about 75 mph with the back of one hand on the wheel as it held a smartphone tapping on it with his other hand, oblivious to the road and his surroundings. Incompetence at its finest.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:45 AM   #65
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My opinion is texting and driving is more dangerous than drunk driving.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:57 AM   #66
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My opinion is texting and driving is more dangerous than drunk driving.
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Most people I see driving down the road do not seem to have the mental capacity for driving, never mind multi-tasking behind the wheel

Phones are smart? maybe they should be smart enough to limit what you can do on them, when they are moving at 75 miles an hour?

Sadly, the authorities have to pull your phone records, after the fact to see that you were texting when you crashed and killed that family in the minivan.

The in-dash nav system on our F150 limits what you can interactively do through the screen at any speed above a roll, voice commands only at that point.

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Old 09-27-2018, 08:01 AM   #67
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These "smart" phones today can keep track of you everywhere you go, why can't they tell when you're driving & disable the texting & only activate a hands free mode.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:24 AM   #68
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These "smart" phones today can keep track of you everywhere you go, why can't they tell when you're driving & disable the texting & only activate a hands free mode.
In most cases, they can be programmed by the manufacturer to limit features or functions based on whether the phone is moving or in one "stopped location". The rub comes from people not buying a phone that won't allow them to use it vs another brand of phone that does, so manufacturers tend to not want to limit their sales by limiting their features.....

Corporate greed??? In this situation, it's pretty clear that few of us want to limit "our capability" but we want "other drivers to pay attention".... No, I'm not pointing fingers at anyone, just making a general observation that probably one of the main factors why phones work at high speed is because we "know" we're safe, but the other people on the road may not be, so many of us feel, I'll buy the full feature one, they need the limited feature one.... Manufacturers sell to "us" they don't typically sell to "them"....

I don't imagine phone manufacturers in a competitive environment with other service providers will reduce their features and lose customers, so unless "ALL" phone companies and phone manufacturers limit their features (government mandate/change in the law ???) it's not going to happen.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:36 AM   #69
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We sure as hell don't need MORE government mandates!!!
Sorry, that almost sounds like a disallowed political statement.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:37 AM   #70
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Most provinces in Canada have what is called a "Distracted Driver" law. Heavy fines, first offence is $543 in BC. Third time licence suspended and vehicle impounded.
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