• xamdam avatar xamdam Posted: 5/1/2012 12:58pm PDT

    You want to stop this problem? Make the phone manf. build in an auto shut down of phone when ever it goes over 8-10 mph.

  • akg47 avatar akg47 Posted: 5/1/2012 6:03am PDT

    Politicians and their ilk work on the common denominator theory all dumb. See above article there is absolutely nothing intelligent coming out of his mouth, and definitely noting from the brain.

    For example air bags where forced on car manufacturers and us. They had to meet some stupid government requirements. Well these specs caused smaller people to die. To cover their collective political butts from killing kids they where relegated to the back seat.

    Way back when, you kids would sit up front and the parent could watch them. Pick up the bottle/pacifier. NOW the with child in back it has become the biggest distraction. Ever see a parent leaning into back seat searching floor for toy/pacifier/bottle. So ban babies from cars NOW!

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/1/2012 8:16am PDT

    If I were going to play devil's advocate, I'd probably point out that air bags are largely responsible for declining traffic fatality rates in the U.S. In fact, the most recent fatality stats were the lowest on record: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1070404_traffic-fatalities-dip-to-lowest-level-since-1949

    LaHood and his buddies are trying continue making progress on the traffic fatality front by minimizing distractions and reducing driver errors while keeping safety standards high. That's great, but I'm not sure they're going about it the right way.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 4/30/2012 12:41pm PDT

    In theory this makes sense. Then the next logical step would be to ban GPS and than radios.
    The next step would be that if a cop saw you without both hands on the wheel he/she would give you a ticket.
    So the $64 question is, 'where does it all end'?

  • fb_1422079986 avatar fb_1422079986 Posted: 8/9/2012 8:04pm PDT

    It's just a tool for the back end. If you cause an accident--most of the way--the police would be able to learn whether you'd been texting/talking at the time. It's just a tool, like me.