Cellphone ban to be rewritten to allow GPS use
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 5:31p.m.
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16/03/2010 10:04:46 p.m.
simple fact, turn the bloody phone off before you get into the car. is it worth losing your life or anothers for the sake of a phone call? what did we do about 15 - 20 years ago when there were far less people using cell phones
4/11/2009 11:33:48 p.m.
Oh? AND WHAT is? hands free?>>> the ONLY hands free function - I have ever witnessed - is VOICE ACTIVATED DIALING? ...?BUT - one still has to "activate' the function? so? if one PARKS - to receive the call - pushes ALL the required buttons - places cell - in a holder - OUT OF CONTACT REACH - & OUT OF SIGHT? but with the loudspeaker activated...? like? WHAT PART OF that call conversation - is any different ? to talking to passengers- wjhilst driving? ACTUALLY LESS EFFECT - as Ur passenger OFTEN - says - OH... look at this- or wow - did U see that? (?)PLUS... I defy ANYONE - to ALWAYS HAVE TWO HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL - at all times... WHILST DRIVING (except for TEA - fergy tractors... ALL _on_road MANUAL GEARBOX VEHICLES - do NOT REQUIRE one to "stop & PARK? to change gears?SO? - When was the LAST TIME - U looked DOWN -& found Ur gearlever - TOOK one hand off the qwheel (at speed0 AND CHANGED GEARS? - ?Now - THAT's MULTI TASKING BABY - As all these tasks NEED to be active.. JUST TO CHANGE the gears ONCE... Left foot-on clutch- Right fot - floats the accelerator... EYES - must be looking everywhere - mirrors, out front, down at gear lever- at instruments - at rev counter? EARS - listen to the "sounds of Ur motor ? AND one hand controlls the car - on steering wheel - OTHER has to be removed & several diferent moves are required - TO get the lever -from one gear - to another... & ? But - under this new law - I'm not allowed to "talk"?PERIOD - just talk ?OH - and what about when 4WDing - OFF ROAD - in the back_country? (can I use the cell ? when ? on private property?) & ... What of the "radio function"... or the?(nah GPS is sorted now) BUT? camera? SNAPTHAT- ? Use the cell or MUST one use a fiddly digital unit?Oh- & to talk on TWO WAY RADIO - often requires a driver - to SPEND a lot of time - LOOKING AT THE DIALS? changing frequencies... & must also_HOLD the speaker mic- IN FRONT OF ONES FACE - tantamount to holding a cell - ?
4/11/2009 11:15:42 p.m.
Wahoo?SO? WHAT OTEHR FAETURES.. of my fancy (COMPUTORS (nokia 6120's)CAN I LEGALLY US?HUH? Like- when iserted into a "dashmounted frame - & the buton "PUSHED" whislt "parked" - AND NO OTHER INTERACTION - between ME - my eyes, fingers hands toes or nose? until I'm parked.. ?SIMPLY MEANS- I CAN USE ALL THE OTHER FUNCTIONS.. as long as i do not TEXT, EMAIL - hold phone with one - or two hands & TALK with it against my ear?(OK? as I use mine for "fixed aspect video'ing - - COMPLETELY & UTERLY - HUMAN FREE... 9 not just hands free) & so - what also - of an incoming call? one- button - to access- another push = LOUDSPEAKER MODE... no hands free kit required// NO HOLDING - NO THUMBING KEYS... just muttering aloud - as i drive... (only difference - is someone -outside can hear? (OR/// LEAVE THE PHONE - in the bag & SING to the radio ? same effect?
30/09/2009 4:40:46 p.m.
This is great, my cell phone has gps and tells you directions as you drive along, no need to look at it or touch it while driving, thought it was crazy to make it illegal as it is no different to having a passenger tell you directions and it is exetremely useful, better than looking at paper map which would be more dangerous.
29/09/2009 4:31:47 p.m.
Neil McC wrote:
Don't think this is brilliant at all unless the navman has voice direction - what is difference between reading a map while driving and reading a screen on you navman?NONE they both take your eyes off the road for too long.
29/09/2009 2:11:39 p.m.
Gavin D wrote:
OK faith restored! Thanks to the Minister for having some common sense, quite refreshing.
28/09/2009 8:56:35 p.m.
Agree, It's good to see the minister respond quickly to law which would have been outdated from day one. I have already paid a lot for an app and am waiting for the cradle - its hands-free and uses voice. Obviously the person(s) who drafted this was not keeping up with new technology coming through.
28/09/2009 7:52:57 p.m.
Sam H wrote:
Brilliant, common sense has prevailed!
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