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Cell phone causes more wrecks than being drunk

When I first heard this story I was in my car. As I listened I thought OMG this is serious stuff. So I got off the phone and opened a beer. whew.. I do feel safer.

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In Curacao the Law does not permits you to talk on a cell phone while driving. A earphone or a handfree handset is recommended for driving use. If the police catch you talk & drive you'll get a ticket for US$ 250,00 or sentence for 4 nights.


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In Curacao the Law does not permits you to talk on a cell phone while driving. A earphone or a handfree handset is recommended for driving use. If the police catch you talk & drive you'll get a ticket for US$ 250,00 or sentence for 4 nights.


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that sounds like Dutch law.... mann back in April I parked our rental car wayyy off the Freeway on the emergency lane near an onramp to answer a call on my cell.
10 seconds later some cop parked next to me and gave me a lot of crap about calling and parking like that - he actually escorted me to the next parking lot (15 minutes away) in order to continue my call. Kind of a different world if you look at all of us here driving around with the cell balancing between shoulder and right ear.

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'merikkkans find it hard to do 2 things @ 1ce.
A mommy stuffing her yap With a McFat-Mac & sceaming @ the rug rats in the backseat is no different then a cell phone.

"Never underestamate the stupidity of the 'merican people"

(Specially in the "Babble-Belt")
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'merikkkans find it hard to do 2 things @ 1ce.
A mommy stuffing her yap With a McFat-Mac & sceaming @ the rug rats in the backseat is no different then a cell phone.

"Never underestamate the stupidity of the 'merican people"

(Specially in the "Babble-Belt")

Great point.


yet I believe it is not only 'mericans but people in general are just fucking stupid.
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No Country has a monopoly on idiots. I think I we are honest, most of us have been guilty of having been caught up in phone calls to the point of disregarding traffic. I know I have and try to keep my calls short. Or how often did we move in flowing traffic through a light, and could not recall whether it had actually been green. I personally hope the police will enforce 'hands free' soon. What gets to me are teenagers and a lot of female drivers, that constantly use the phone while driving. I try to stay the hell away from them. As a matter of habit, I also avoid to follow trucks, vans and cars with dark tinted windows. Anything I cannot see through.
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I do not have a problem with using a cell phone in the car. But I do have a problem with the following while driving.

1. Eating
2. Eating a bowl of cereal.
3. Having sex.
4. Not using a turn singal.
5. Reading a book.
6. Drinking any type of drink and having a cig in the other hand.
7. Moving in your lane without looking.
8. Putting on makeup.
9. Messing with kids in the rear seat

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beep the horn this stops there phone call and gets there atention . come on that list is somthing you have realy saw people doing those 9 things
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beep the horn this stops there phone call and gets there atention . come on that list is somthing you have realy saw people doing those 9 things
Yep.

My wife and I saw those 9 things in less than a week of picking up our SL500. We have a great view driving around in a convertible. We saw a couple having sex in a white truck on our way home from Nashville. My wife wave at the lady and she just continue on going up and down. I got a nice view of her breast. We even were eyewitnesses to 3 accidents.

1. A lady rear-end someone while doing something in the back seat to her child while driving
2. A man eating a bowel of cereal that rear-ended someone on the Interstate. The milk and cereal was all over the window and dash.
3. A lady putting on eyeliner that rear-ended someone.

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Coming through Nashville a couple of days ago I saw a guy Playing Guitar and driving! I swear.
A big ugly dude in a beat up truck. I just mashed my chrome foot to the carpet and got the hell away from him.
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