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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Focuses on Myth-Busting

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edited September 2014 in General

imageNational Distracted Driving Awareness Month Focuses on Myth-Busting

As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month kicks off, a big focus is on myth-busting and using social media as a way to educate drivers.

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  • jpnpowerjpnpower Posts: 0
    I have one hand on the wheel, the other on the gear shifter, ears listening to music and stuff, and eyes focusing on the reckless in my right mirror. How the hell am I supposed to multitask!?
  • jpnpowerjpnpower Posts: 0
    The other day, I saw a woman driving... with earphones. How stupid is that? You have a perfectly nice C-class Benz probably with a very very good stereo, and you opt to go for el cheapo apple white earbuds, and to distract yourself, cut out outside noise. Wow. stupid.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Posts: 827
    If a Police Officer sees someone on the phone and it IS impairing their driving (all over the lane, taking a corner too fast, not paying attention to traffic, lane merge without signal), he should be able to make the call to give them a ticket, at about $60. The catch, you can't pay it off, but have to pay it off with a day of community service. Litter Crew or the City's Sanitation Department should work. How well would that work? Probably really well. Could we get a law like that to pass in any state? Not a chance.
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILPosts: 531
    I need to get my wife out of this habit. She doesn't see the risk and considers herself a good driver, and gets defensive when I bring it up. I don't want to wait for an I-told-you-so moment that could potentially injure her and/or cost a lot of money. Any suggestions on how to approach?
  • quadricyclequadricycle Posts: 827
    @greenpony: Her safety, and that of her passengers (children if you have any). She may drive fine with a phone, but what about all the other idiots out there? If she miss-reacts when some drunk, elderly, texter, inexperienced driver merges into her lane b
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