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NTSB pushing for national ban on call/text while driving...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hate & Discontent, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Not this shit again...
     
  2. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    I have no problem with the intent of what they're saying here, I disagree with the reach they are going for. As a national entity if they want to put restrictions on texting and use of cell phones without hands free on the national highway system I'm fine with that. If they want to reach out to the individual states to promote the states doing the same, I'm fine with that. I am against a complete blanket ban on cell and texting from the national level on all roads though.
     
  3. Voss's Tumor

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    Federal laws apply to cops too, right? What about laptops and radios? We can't have police officers violating federal laws.
     
  4. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Good, most people can't drive without doing these things.
     
  5. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    And I hope they ban putting on makeup as well when you are driving...
     
  6. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Might as well throw shaving one's head into the mix as well...
     
  7. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Or putting on pantyhose... my chick and the woman who boards her horse here are both guilty of that...
     
  8. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    I'm shocked you have not posted in the Iran/drone thread...
     
  9. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Why did your chick and her friend need to put back on their pantyhose after sharing a ride? Hawt! :D
     
  10. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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  11. Voss's Tumor

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    It's simply a safety issue. We can't be sure if your cell phone affects the navigation equipment in your vehicle, so it'd just be safer to make it a Federal crime to use said equipment while in use.
     
  12. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    It's called distracted driving. The insurance companies are ones pushing for these types of laws. The injury costs are killing their profit margins.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

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    So this is just another recommendation? No federal law & no penalties on states that don't adopt it? If that's the case, I really don't care (as long as the legislation is left up to the states and their residents).
     
  14. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    Last year some teenage drivers slammed head first into my parent's car while they were on their way to work. The driver of the car apparently gave the wheel to the passenger so he could put on his shoes. They didn't get charged with anything and that's far worse than someone talking to texting.
     
  15. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    I'm sure you found it.

    :haha7:
     
  16. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    I did. Can't believe I missed that thread actually.
     
  17. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Me either. You saw my thoughts in the thread.
     
  18. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Yeah, I had the same thought at first (a la the ole F-14 ruse); only one thing keeps me from believing it though. I just can't see us using an RQ-170; up until now it had largely lived under the shroud. I would have expected a Predator or Reaper if this were a Trojan operation. Who the hell knows though.
     
  19. Voss's Tumor

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    Per wiki:

    That's pretty shocking to me as well. I was thinking it was a Predator or Reaper.
     
  20. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Apparently it's an even bigger issue. I heard rumors that some Iranians were texting and they jammed up a pretty fancy spy drone's navigation system. :icon_cool
     
  21. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Oh no, not this shit again.
     
  22. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Why don't they have 8oz of C4 on these drones to blow them up in case of capture?
     
  23. afternoonquil

    afternoonquil Apology Ostrich

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    I invented an EMP bomb safety device to get set off if your engine goes past a certain amount of RPMs and it shuts off any electronic devices in your car.
    My Chevy volt doesn't run anymore for some reason. My dad said its probably because I'm part Polish. I don't see how lineage effects a cars performance.
     
  24. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    The sad thing is if people used common sense, there wouldn't be a need for a ban.
     
  25. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Well you can shit in one hand, and wish in another...............
     

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