Trid_Kicker: Well:On the Samsung: Left hand.On the HTC: Right hand.On the steering wheel: Uh oh
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Could you get a ticket if you were talking to a banana with one hand instead of a cellphone while driving?
Spiralmonkey: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Could you get a ticket if you were talking to a banana with one hand instead of a cellphone while driving?Yup. It would be covered by a few different regulations dependant on the outcome of your fruity conversation, might be Driving Without Due Care and Attention, Causing Death By Careless or Inconsiderate Driving, Causing Serious Injury By Dangerous Driving, or my favourite. Wanton And Furious Driving. Basically anything you choose to do that causes a lapse of attention that could result in an accident.It would depend on how stupid you were being, in essence.
firesign: FTFA: Ian Brownhill, mitigating, said: "There is a gap of six minutes - I would say clear water - between using the phones and the accident itself."So... if that's actually true, then while she is certainly an idiot for using two phones in her car, they really didn't have anything to do with this. 6 minutes is several miles away in a car going 70 mph (her speed according to TFA)
albatros183: Using an iPad is still OK right?
kling_klang_bed: albatros183: Using an iPad is still OK right?In the eyes of police, it's probably as acceptable as using an old school PC while driving.
Danger Avoid Death: kling_klang_bed: albatros183: Using an iPad is still OK right?In the eyes of police, it's probably as acceptable as using an old school PC while driving.You mean like the ones they have installed in their cruisers, and use while driving?[elghada.files.wordpress.com image 350x234]
TheMysteriousStranger: And what could be even more dangerous than using two cell phones while driving?Texting with two cell phones while driving.What could be even more dangerous.Doing all of this while driving a Jaguar.
Harry Freakstorm: One morn, I was driving in my lane, minding my own biz. I spied this car coming towards me in my lane and I thought to myself "If this car hits me, scream 'My neck. My beautiful neck. It's all crimped and hurting now."So I pulled over to the curb and honked. She looked up, barely moved over and flipped me off. She was talking in to the one cell phone propped on her shoulder and was texting with another with both hands, save for the moments when she acknowledged that my existence had annoyed her.I watched her in the rear view mirror move back in to my lane. Then she just drove off the road in to an active volcano some irresponsible person left by the road.Two of the previous three paragraphs are true. I'll leave it to you to decide which ones.
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