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JustSteve
06-27-2008, 03:39 PM
Everyone have their bluetooth headsets ready? what a bunch of bullshit, it's the fact that you are talking while driving that is the problem, doesn't matter if you are holding the phone or not.

marooko
06-27-2008, 03:45 PM
yeah well, cali knows whats best for you, not you.

Mr.Nipples
06-27-2008, 03:47 PM
I smoke pot while driving.

Blinken
06-27-2008, 03:48 PM
I smoke pot while driving.

me too

bmack86
06-27-2008, 03:48 PM
Just say you were talking to your doctor about a medical issue. You're still allowed to do that, and they aren't allowed to question it.

marooko
06-27-2008, 03:57 PM
I smoke pot while driving.


me too

i smoke pot while driving and talking on my phone. sometimes on a 1-900 call so im rubbing one out at the same time. "beat that!"

Heresy
06-27-2008, 03:59 PM
I drive with my feet............................




No just kidding. Work is over finally.

woogie846
06-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Just say you were talking to your doctor about a medical issue. You're still allowed to do that, and they aren't allowed to question it.

Wouldn't they just say you should've pulled over if it was that important?

bmack86
06-27-2008, 04:02 PM
Nope. It's a part of the law. My dad's CHP and he told me that. Text Messaging is also still legal.

miscorrections
06-27-2008, 04:22 PM
I think texting is more worrisome than talking, frankly.

bleep
06-27-2008, 04:24 PM
so is scrolling through your iPod/Zune/mp3 player.

menikmati
06-27-2008, 04:25 PM
I agree. Though people looking down and trying to dial scares me too.

marooko
06-27-2008, 04:25 PM
radio station, cd's etc...etc....

marooko
06-27-2008, 04:26 PM
anyone hear the car windshield commercial on the radio? i fucking love it!!

you TOO can experience CAR WINDSHIELD!! it slices, it dices...

fucking awesome.

tessalasset
06-27-2008, 06:13 PM
i charged mine last night since i hadnt used it in months. i need to get a car charger.

woogie846
06-27-2008, 06:14 PM
so is scrolling through your iPod/Zune/mp3 player.

Having earphones with music playing is illegal in cars, anyways.

miscorrections
06-27-2008, 06:15 PM
You don't need earphones to listen. FM broadcasters, cassette adapters, aux in/out jacks, etc.

chiapet
06-27-2008, 07:05 PM
The only time I've ever come close to having an accident due to not paying attention was trying to change cds in an in-dash cd changer. I don't try to text when driving though. That just seems like a dumb idea.

Blinken
06-27-2008, 07:28 PM
Having earphones with music playing is illegal in cars, anyways.

It is only illegal if have a headphone for both ears. Having on ear uncovered or without an ear piece is ok. In California at least.

suprefan
06-27-2008, 07:45 PM
Everyone have their bluetooth headsets ready? what a bunch of bullshit, it's the fact that you are talking while driving that is the problem, doesn't matter if you are holding the phone or not.

Whats bluetooth? j/k




I have to find a headset thats compatible with my nice old phone.

roberto73
06-27-2008, 07:55 PM
Here's a wacky idea: wait until you get home to talk on the phone.

Backwater
06-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Here's a wacky idea: wait until you get home to talk on the phone.

You fought the law and the law won.

TomAz
06-27-2008, 08:54 PM
I have one of those GPS map things in my car and it is more distracting than talking, texting, and iPodding combined.

Backwater
06-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Yeah, those things are distracting as hell but texting while driving?!?! My car would flip in two seconds. On the other hand, I never ever text.

boarderwoozel3
06-27-2008, 09:51 PM
My text typing effectiveness goes way down while driving, so I don't try.

Barbara, the ninja
06-27-2008, 10:02 PM
It's a good idea...

I was on the phone while driving when I almost crashed head on into a blaring ambulance. Not gonna lie, but I almost peed my pants. I'm sorry, world.

gaypalmsprings
06-27-2008, 10:45 PM
I've had years of hands-free experience.

gaypalmsprings
06-27-2008, 10:47 PM
http://www.ilovefunlife.com/content/20060309/pictures/6/gen082.jpg

rage patton
06-27-2008, 10:48 PM
Actually, July 1st is Canada Day. Sillies.

algunz
06-27-2008, 10:54 PM
I'm stoked on this law. Personally, I'd like to just chuck my phone all together. Any excuse not to talk on the phone is fine by me.

Backwater
06-27-2008, 10:58 PM
I certainly see why you feel that way living in the OC.

algunz
06-27-2008, 11:03 PM
Well . . . now you're making judgments. : )

leo01g
06-27-2008, 11:43 PM
hey driving in the oc is waaaaaayyy better than driving in LA county's shitty streets and freeways.

Heresy
06-28-2008, 01:06 PM
hey driving in the oc is waaaaaayyy better than driving in LA county's shitty streets and freeways.

I concur.


My friend always texts me when she's driving. I don't text and drive at the same time. Too hard. I can't even read a text message when I receive one while on the road, unless I come to a red light.

BROKENDOLL
06-28-2008, 02:26 PM
I have one of those GPS map things in my car and it is more distracting than talking, texting, and iPodding combined. Suffacated has that in his truck.The bitch giving directions has a voice that annoys the shit out of me.

BROKENDOLL
06-28-2008, 02:28 PM
My text typing effectiveness goes way down while driving, so I don't try. If you guys think my spelling and vocabulary sucks here, you oughta see my texts while driving!

psychic friend
06-28-2008, 03:03 PM
i got my bluetooth thing when they gave away 1000 free ones last week at the car museum down the street from my work. I am just now getting used to it.

Backwater
06-28-2008, 04:04 PM
Suffacated has that in his truck.The bitch giving directions has a voice that annoys the shit out of me.

Hahahahaha, you're not the only one.

full on idle
06-28-2008, 04:04 PM
I once bore witness to PvK dipping chicken strips in barbecue sauce whilst driving a stick-shift Mustang at ~ 80 mph down the freeway.

It is hard to distinguish the regular crazies talking to themselves on the street and on the bus from those talking into bluetooth headsets. The best is when you get a street crazy talking to him/herself pretending to be on a bluetooth.

Backwater
06-28-2008, 04:13 PM
It is hard to distinguish the regular crazies talking to themselves on the street and on the bus from those talking into bluetooth headsets.


I know exactly what you're talking about. I used to work at Blockbuster and people would be on those damn things all the time! You never knew who was talking to who. I'm surprised a stand up comedian hasn't talked about those thing yet.

menikmati
06-28-2008, 04:15 PM
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menikmati
06-28-2008, 04:15 PM
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menikmati
06-28-2008, 04:16 PM
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full on idle
06-28-2008, 04:22 PM
I feel like http://snltranscripts.jt.org/00/pics/00kjeannie.jpg

Little Britain
06-28-2008, 08:27 PM
I feel like http://snltranscripts.jt.org/00/pics/00kjeannie.jpg

:rotfl

Actually, the Larry David one is brilliant. I hate it when people think it's perfectly normal to talk anywhere and everywhere. I snarl at people who talk loudly on their bluetooth on the train.

"you're not driving!"

shakermaker113
06-29-2008, 04:29 PM
I barely ever drive any more, so it doesn't bother me.

I just have to make sure I don't forget on the few occasions that I do drive.

I do wish they'd banned cell phone usage altogether though, not just the handset. what a waste of fucking time.

bakersfield
06-30-2008, 10:15 PM
I'm stoked on this law. Personally, I'd like to just chuck my phone all together. Any excuse not to talk on the phone is fine by me.

As nutty as all this seems, these laws will be nationwide before long.
I saw a study say texting & driving is worse than drinking & driving....

whynotsmile99
06-30-2008, 10:20 PM
i hate how attached we all are to our cell phones. I can't wait to tell my grandkids about these things call "pay phones" back when I was in school. i got that bluetooth thing today. i feel like a schmuck. and a docuhe. Schmucky douche

menikmati
06-30-2008, 10:22 PM
I guess it helps that my phone only works on speaker phone. I guess it also helps that I don't...well whatever.

tessalasset
06-30-2008, 10:23 PM
Or you can just not talk on the phone while you're driving.

ThomThom
06-30-2008, 10:23 PM
I was under the impression that my car's integrated bluetooth system was up and ready to go, I found out over the weekend that there was a catch, it is bluetooth capable and that it would cost about $500 to physically install it. I don't know what to do, I can't get myself to go to the store and buy one of those ridiculous ear pieces.

bakersfield
06-30-2008, 10:27 PM
i hate how attached we all are to our cell phones. I can't wait to tell my grandkids about these things call "pay phones" back when I was in school. i got that bluetooth thing today. i feel like a schmuck. and a docuhe. Schmucky douche

It is awful how attached I am to my phone because of business.
I finally got a damn Blackberry & now I am ALWAYS in touch...GREAT...CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR!

menikmati
06-30-2008, 10:27 PM
iGeneration

fatbastard
07-01-2008, 07:07 AM
http://www.emmitsburg.net/humor/pictures/2005/rndriving.jpg

marooko
07-01-2008, 07:10 AM
theres no way im gonna be walking or driving around with blue teeth on my head.

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 07:17 AM
I can not do the cyborg earpiece thing...it's too trekie robot for me...I just bought one of these online (Motorola T305)...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411N1YXH2KL.jpg

it's a rechargable device that clips on to your visor. My friend has one and it's not to bad...pretty good sound quality, not to much ambient noise and I can hear her clearly.

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 07:23 AM
I smoke pot while driving.


me tooMe Three...


i smoke pot while driving and talking on my phone. sometimes on a 1-900 call so im rubbing one out at the same time. "beat that!"Your realll tallented!!!


http://www.ilovefunlife.com/content/20060309/pictures/6/gen082.jpgthat looks like a chicklet!!!

Hopeless Semantic
07-01-2008, 07:25 AM
So, today's the big day, eh? How come when I was driving to work--I saw this one girl still using her phone in front of a cop and he did absolutely nothing. Lol.

jigsaw
07-01-2008, 07:39 AM
I never answer my phone while driving because my radio is too loud to hear the phone ring. And for some reason I cannot ever feel it vibrating in my pocket while I'm driving. Plus my windows are tinted way to dark for anyone to be able to tell if I am on the phone or smoking pot.

JustSteve
07-01-2008, 07:47 AM
I saw a study say texting & driving is worse than drinking & driving....

just the simple act of talking on the phone while driving is = to or worse than being drunk and driving, doesn't matter if you are texting, using a headset, or holding it up to your ear. the simple fact that you are focused more on a conversation than on the road ahead is the issue. i have had instances where i am talking on my phone and when i hang up i am all like "how did i get here?", i didn't even really remember driving the last 10 miles or whatever it was.

Pixiessp
07-01-2008, 11:32 AM
I also can never hear my phone because of my radio.
when i was at Coachella I had to put my phone in my bra just so I
could feel it vibrate. Can never feel it when it's in my pocket either.

SFChrissy
07-01-2008, 12:18 PM
I always have my phone on vibrate and when I'm in the car/shows/or where ever there's loud music...my phone pics up the vibrations so I never even answer it cuz it's calling my bluff...what a phuck...

Roadkillhighway951
07-01-2008, 12:20 PM
are they gonna chop off our hands or what

RotationSlimWang
07-01-2008, 12:21 PM
are they gonna chop off our hands or what

This is actually funny

chairmenmeow47
07-01-2008, 12:59 PM
if texting and using your phone while driving is REALLY so dangerous that it requires special laws above and beyond "reckless driving", then why do we allow cops to operate communication radios and COMPUTERS while driving?! come on.

picks up chair
07-01-2008, 03:13 PM
The same reason we allow them to go over the speed limit to pull over speeders.

As for having a legal excuse for being on a phone while driving - they're not gonna get to hear that until they've already pulled you over. And with only a 20$ fine, i'd be more pissed about the inconvenience of stopping. Though I can't really see this working too well, unless they're setting up cameras or phone signal sensors or some tech stuff like that. Phones are small. Practice ventriloquism. Speaker phone. Drive safely.

chairmenmeow47
07-01-2008, 03:17 PM
i just hate trendy and excessive laws. reckless driving should encompass things like ramming someone from behind while you're on your cell phone. why we need additional laws for this is beyond me. do we need lipstick/ipod/food/road head laws as well?

picks up chair
07-01-2008, 03:22 PM
I'd seriously rather they make it waaaaay harder to get a driver's license than start picking at what you can do in a car. Car drivers would be the new airplane pilots.

JustSteve
07-01-2008, 03:39 PM
another new law that goes into effect today: you kill someone in a dui accident you go to prison for a minimum of 17 years, 2nd degree murder.

crazzz2007
07-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Nope. It's a part of the law. My dad's CHP and he told me that. Text Messaging is also still legal.

you can do anything you want with the phone as long as you don't hold it up to your ear.

what a bullshit, useless law.

JustSteve
07-01-2008, 06:35 PM
there is a reason it is a law...$$$. they tell you first offense is $20, well go ahead and make that something like $76 after all the fees are added in.

marooko
07-01-2008, 06:50 PM
i just hate trendy and excessive laws. reckless driving should encompass things like ramming someone from behind while you're on your cell phone. why we need additional laws for this is beyond me. do we need lipstick/ipod/food/road head laws as well?

road head laws? yes. mandatory on trips over 2 hours.

Hopeless Semantic
07-01-2008, 06:57 PM
road head laws? yes. mandatory on trips over 2 hours.

Fuck that--mandatory on all trips with durations longer than 20 mins. Lol.

locachica73
07-01-2008, 07:02 PM
for women and men!!!

Wheres the beef?
07-01-2008, 07:13 PM
I once bore witness to PvK dipping chicken strips in barbecue sauce whilst driving a stick-shift Mustang at ~ 80 mph down the freeway.

It is hard to distinguish the regular crazies talking to themselves on the street and on the bus from those talking into bluetooth headsets. The best is when you get a street crazy talking to him/herself pretending to be on a bluetooth.

Or seeing a crazy street walker talking to themselves who actually happens to really be talking on a bluetooth.

ThomThom
07-01-2008, 08:36 PM
So today I'm driving on the 405, I decided to leave a quick message for somebody thinking nothing of the new law as I was only going to be on the phone while driving for a few seconds. All of a sudden I hear this loud noise coming from my blindside, and then a voice screamed "put the phone away, put the phone away NOW!"... Fucking bike cop, never again.

Wheres the beef?
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
So today I'm driving on the 405, I decided to leave a quick message for somebody thinking nothing of the new law as I was only going to be on the phone while driving for a few seconds. All of a sudden I hear this loud noise coming from my blindside, and then a voice screamed "put the phone away, put the phone away NOW!"... Fucking bike cop, never again.

No fucking way? Dude thats nuts. So what happens when you see a cop talking on the phone in the car? What then?

bmack86
07-01-2008, 09:38 PM
They're still allowed to. And, so are truck drivers apparently. Makes sense to me.

Wheres the beef?
07-01-2008, 09:49 PM
Since we are talking about phones and what not.... does anyone else get ghost-calls? That shit drives me up the wall.

Roadkillhighway951
07-02-2008, 12:12 PM
hands free masterbation how's that possible

psychic friend
07-02-2008, 12:26 PM
just the simple act of talking on the phone while driving is = to or worse than being drunk and driving, doesn't matter if you are texting, using a headset, or holding it up to your ear. the simple fact that you are focused more on a conversation than on the road ahead is the issue. i have had instances where i am talking on my phone and when i hang up i am all like "how did i get here?", i didn't even really remember driving the last 10 miles or whatever it was.

Just curious... Do you not talk to passengers in your car either? Everyone sits in silence while you are driving because that is talking?


i have had instances of "how did i get here" when i was alone in the car and not on my phone.. i think its called road hypnosis or something. very trippy.

Pixiessp
07-02-2008, 12:29 PM
So today I'm driving on the 405, I decided to leave a quick message for somebody thinking nothing of the new law as I was only going to be on the phone while driving for a few seconds. All of a sudden I hear this loud noise coming from my blindside, and then a voice screamed "put the phone away, put the phone away NOW!"... Fucking bike cop, never again.

that's ridiculous!! the sheer horror of seeing and hearing a bike cop all of a sudden right by my car is enough to cause me to crash.

bleep
07-02-2008, 12:33 PM
i have had instances of "how did i get here" when i was alone in the car and not on my phone.. i think its called road hypnosis or something. very trippy.
this happens to me when i'm uber stressed out or on long road trips. my mind floats elsewhere and when i come out of it, i won't recall the last ten minutes of driving. scares the crap out of me.

Roadkillhighway951
07-02-2008, 12:33 PM
cops dont cause crashes, the panic that they cause do

chairmenmeow47
07-02-2008, 12:33 PM
the reason you have "how did i get here" moments is that the act of driving has become subconscious for us. we don't actively think about every turn, every shift, it just happens.

i hate the arguement that talking/texting is worse than drunk driving. if that's the case, again, why are truckers and cops allowed to do it? no matter how much training you have, you simply cannot change a couple-second response reaction time. that's human, not training.

locachica73
07-02-2008, 12:36 PM
i have had instances of "how did i get here" when i was alone in the car and not on my phone.. i think its called road hypnosis or something. very trippy.

I do that all the damn time, my mind starts to wander and next thing I know I am missing my exit. Unfortunately I work by the airport and a few times have actually ended up getting lost in the airport circle because I was day dreaming and was on an exit only ramp. bleh.

SFChrissy
07-02-2008, 12:39 PM
So today I'm driving on the 405, I decided to leave a quick message for somebody thinking nothing of the new law as I was only going to be on the phone while driving for a few seconds. All of a sudden I hear this loud noise coming from my blindside, and then a voice screamed "put the phone away, put the phone away NOW!"... Fucking bike cop, never again.EWEEEE!!! At least you didn't get a ticket...what does one of those cost anyways??? BTW...your a law breaker!!! :P



i have had instances of "how did i get here" when i was alone in the car and not on my phone.. i think its called road hypnosis or something. very trippy.I'm a victim of that type of behavior!!!

I'm in the process of negotiating a new voice/data plan with verizon for my company and we are getting these new military grade push talk phones...none of the bluetooth devices we are looking at are compatable...PHUCK!!!

leo01g
07-02-2008, 12:44 PM
So today I'm driving on the 405, I decided to leave a quick message for somebody thinking nothing of the new law as I was only going to be on the phone while driving for a few seconds. All of a sudden I hear this loud noise coming from my blindside, and then a voice screamed "put the phone away, put the phone away NOW!"... Fucking bike cop, never again.

Wow thomthom great pic!!!!

leo01g
07-02-2008, 12:45 PM
So eating while driving is illegal too right?

locachica73
07-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Personally I think the chicks that are putting on their make up while driving 70mph down the freeway should be the first to be arrested. I even seen one girl curling her hair while driving.

JustSteve
07-02-2008, 01:32 PM
Just curious... Do you not talk to passengers in your car either? Everyone sits in silence while you are driving because that is talking?

that never seems to have the same effect as when i am talking on the phone, not sure why.

amyzzz
07-02-2008, 01:49 PM
I am seriously distracted by other people in the car. Just ask Jacob.

jigsaw
07-02-2008, 01:51 PM
road head laws? yes. mandatory on trips over 2 hours.


HANDS FREE ROAD HEAD FTW!!!

OutOfmYminD
07-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Wait wait wait wait wait, texting while driving is still legal in california?!?!?! Are we sure about this? Because in my opinion texting is a thousand times more distracting then talking.

amyzzz
07-03-2008, 02:02 PM
I think texting while driving is illegal here in AZ.

marooko
07-03-2008, 02:03 PM
I am seriously distracted by other people in the car. Just ask Jacob.

women shouldnt drive.

locachica73
07-03-2008, 02:03 PM
They did pass the law last year or the beginning of this year I believe.

edit: in regards to the texting while driving in AZ.

marooko
07-03-2008, 02:03 PM
i just passed gas.

bakersfield
07-03-2008, 10:06 PM
I think texting while driving is illegal here in AZ.

I think it is just in Phoenix, but not in any of the surrounding suburbs.

I need to stop texting & driving, but it is tough to do.
Especially now that this f'ing Blackberry keeps sending me my countless emails as I drive down the road.....

bmack86
07-04-2008, 12:38 AM
The official word is that texting is legal still, but you can still get pulled over for reckless driving if you can't drive while you text.

Backwater
07-04-2008, 12:49 AM
The official word is that texting is legal still, but you can still get pulled over for reckless driving if you can't drive while you text.

That is the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard in my life. Nothing against you bmack, as you're just reporting the facts.

beetleguise
07-04-2008, 09:32 AM
if you are caught holding a cell phone. Basically anything that keeps your hands from being on the wheel. You will get a ticket.

chairmenmeow47
07-04-2008, 10:39 AM
if you are caught holding a cell phone. Basically anything that keeps your hands from being on the wheel. You will get a ticket.

so itchy butts are against the law? curses!

crazzz2007
07-04-2008, 02:30 PM
if you are caught holding a cell phone. Basically anything that keeps your hands from being on the wheel. You will get a ticket.

this is completely wrong. stop talking out of your ass.

crazzz2007
07-04-2008, 02:31 PM
from california's dmv website....

DRIVERS 18 AND OVER

Drivers 18 and over will be allowed to use a "hands-free" device to talk on their wireless telephone while driving. The following FAQs apply to those motorists 18 and over.

Q: Does the new “hands-free” law prohibit you from dialing a wireless telephone while driving or just talking on it?
A: The new law does not prohibit dialing, but drivers are strongly urged not to dial while driving.

Q: Will it be legal to use a Bluetooth or other earpiece?
A: Yes, however you cannot have BOTH ears covered.

Q: Does the new "hands-free" law allow you to use the speaker phone function of your wireless telephone while driving?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the new “hands-free” law allow drivers 18 and over to text message while driving?
A: The law does not specifically prohibit that, but an officer can pull over and issue a citation to a driver of any age if, in the officer’s opinion, the driver was distracted and not operating the vehicle safely. Sending text messages while driving is unsafe at any speed and is strongly discouraged.