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Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also
Posted by MikeC/TX of TX on 4/11/19 7:55pm Msg #605328
"Apparently there have been some new studies that show even speaking hands-free on a call is a distraction, because we're having to split our attention between the conversation and our driving."

Exactly. Humans cannot multitask efficiently - our focus can only be on one task at a time, and though we can switch focus quickly between tasks, anything taking our attention away from the primary task (trying to control that 2000lb+ vehicle) is going to be a distraction.

If you're driving at a conservative 30 mph, you're moving at about 45 feet per second. On a highway at 60 mph, it's 90 feet per second. Take your attention off the road for a couple of seconds to read a text or answer the phone, and you've moved a lot. Engage in a phone conversation - with or without Bluetooth - and your focus is now primarily on the phone conversation and not the task of controlling the car.

I do not answer my phone or even look at it when it rings while I'm driving, especially if I'm in traffic, because I don't want to take the chance of plowing into the car in front of me.

I think the laws that banned the use of cell phones while driving originated in NY - the idea was that if you had to make or answer a call, you had to pull off the the road and stop the car to do it. That law is still in force, as far as I know - I have a friend in NY who was ticketed because a cop saw her look down at her phone while she was driving. What she was doing was looking at what time it was, but it didn't matter to the cop - she was using a cellphone while driving...
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 UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit -  Cheryl Elliott on 4/11/19 8:06am
 Re: UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit - Lee/AR on 4/11/19 8:09am
 Re: UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit - Luckydog on 4/11/19 10:28am
 I have bluetooth & can handle a phone call in my car without -  MW/VA on 4/11/19 11:21am
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - Yoli/CA on 4/11/19 11:49am
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also -  JanetK_CA on 4/11/19 1:36pm
 Thomas Guide- google even hesitated (lol) - NVLSlady/VA on 4/11/19 5:23pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - MikeC/TX on 4/11/19 7:55pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - Luckydog on 4/11/19 8:46pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - James Powell on 4/12/19 6:35am
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - SteveS/CA on 4/12/19 5:19pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also -  JanetK_CA on 4/13/19 2:22pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 6:50pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - Jose Gutierrez on 4/12/19 8:49pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 5:53pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle also - Luckydog on 4/11/19 1:55pm
 I was in traffic today--lane blocked & traffic had to merge. -  MW/VA on 4/11/19 4:19pm
 Nobody should be texting and driving n/m - Luckydog on 4/11/19 4:30pm
 You obviously have never lived in CA,OR,WA - Philip Johnson on 4/11/19 1:38pm
 Take it to JP, Phillip. Bagger's there today. Join him. n/m - BearPaw/CO on 4/11/19 3:22pm
 Uh, no. - Philip Johnson on 4/11/19 6:25pm
 Re: Uh, yes. - BearPaw/CO on 4/11/19 7:36pm
 Sorry sheriff, I'll not be leaving town. - Philip Johnson on 4/11/19 8:45pm
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle a phone call in my car without -  walthtz on 4/13/19 10:23am
 Re: I have bluetooth & can handle a phone call in my car without - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 6:00pm
 Cell phones-the computer - NVLSlady/VA on 4/11/19 11:59am
 Back in the day my Mom didn't want me to listen to the -  MW/VA on 4/11/19 4:21pm
 I think so for new drivers (Must be n/m - NVLSlady/VA on 4/11/19 5:26pm
 | Must be eighteen! n/m - NVLSlady/VA on 4/11/19 5:30pm
 Re: UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit - rengel/CA on 4/11/19 4:01pm
 Re: UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit - Luckydog on 4/11/19 4:26pm
 I'm on the road every day pretty much, except Sat/Sun -  Cheryl Elliott on 4/11/19 5:36pm
 Boy are we being watched . . . Geico just sent me this - NVLSlady/VA on 4/11/19 5:41pm
 Love it...they've got some great ad campaigns... n/m -  Cheryl Elliott on 4/11/19 7:07pm
 Re: UBER, LYFT & NOTARIES will take a big hit - SteveS/CA on 4/12/19 5:24pm



 
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