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Should Colorado have a law requiring cell phone users to use hands-free devices while driving?

Yes 160 votes

67.23%

No 78 votes

32.77%

238 total votes

(Anonymous) nxoby36 says...

We already have a law to deal with this it is called "Careless Driving ". In economic times like this our lawmakers shouldn't be wasting their time writing redundant laws . They only ones who would be benefiting from the bill would be a special interest group such as the Insurance companies . I could almost guarantee that after one received a ticket for driving while holding a cell phone their insurance rate will increase . I wonder how much the Insurance companies have paid our legislators to write and pass this bill . What's next ? A law against eating while driving or how about one making it a criminal offense to tune your radio or check your hair in the rearview mirror and apply makeup maybe we also need a law against looking at a map or your written directions , and another that makes it an offense to turn around and admonish the kids in the back seat ( I can't tell you how many times I have been forced over while some parent jerks on the steering wheel as he/she turns around to discipline the children in the back . Yes there are many distractions that folks practice while driving fortunately there is a law already on the books to deal with them . Again it is called " Careless Driving "
Why not enforce the laws already on the books ?

Posted 3 May 2009, 8:32 a.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) untamedShrewd says...

did anyone see the texting bus driver who ran into the back of an auto last week? Sometimes we need laws for public safety when people lack individual responsiblity to use common sense when operating a vehicle.

Posted 4 May 2009, 2:49 p.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) nxoby36 says...

Was that bus driver issued a ticket ? For what ?
I see no reason to punish everyone for the actions of a few ?
There are many people out there who just shouldn't be driving . It is about time that the testing for obtaining a driver license test for the actual skills that are needed to operate a vehicle . Driving is not a right it is a privilege !

Posted 5 May 2009, 9:43 a.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) untamedShrewd says...

It was all over the news...a ticket...wud ya think. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M74j8.... Doesn't matter what driving skills you have...if ya can't keep your eyes on the road because of distractions. What if it's some soccer mom driving to Emerald Field and just takes her eyes off the road for a second when a neighborhood kid chases a ball out beyond the driveway. Or a dad yapping away at school pickup and a kid crosses to get to his parent's car. Or the bicyclist riding on a shoulder getting bumped from behind by the driver answering a call swerving slightly onto the shoulder. Maybe these same people can get dressed, put on makeup, drive with their knees to eat a sandwich, read the defunct paper...all while driving. It's their priviledge, right?

Posted 6 May 2009, 12:56 p.m. Suggest removal

(Anonymous) nxoby36 says...

" people can get dressed, put on makeup, drive with their knees to eat a sandwich, read the defunct paper:all while driving. It's their privilege, right? "
Gee all of these can be dealt with by enforcing the "Careless Driving Law " can't they ?
A Privilege that is earned by passing a test showing ones proficiency in the skills and knowledge of the rules ( Laws ) of driving . Your spin is showing .

Posted 9 May 2009, 7:23 a.m. Suggest removal

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