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Old 10-12-2016, 12:31 AM   #81
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Guess you need me to define "everyone," huh? OK. By "Everyone," I mean pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and automobile operators. So...everyone, including the majority, would benefit.
Dude he is spewing , we all agree banning phone use while driving would benefit everyone.
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Your personal benefit isn't my concern. The benefit to others by getting you off your phone, however, is.

By your thinking, you won't put down your phone because it's an inconvenience. Well twisting around to look behind me is an inconvenience to me. Looking back takes more physical effort than putting down a phone (or just not picking it up). I won't be physically inconvenienced for a minority group.
Don't let his twisted logic demotivate you, he speaks for himself
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Also I'm thinking the vast majority of people like to talk/text and drive, so you would be asking the majority to change for a minority.

The vast majority would be at a lower risk for collisions and injury
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Okay dad...

Stupid is as stupid does...I haven't seen anyone driving down the road reading a book in a while, like I used to. Why do you think that is?
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Stupid is as stupid does...I haven't seen anyone driving down the road reading a book in a while, like I used to. Why do you think that is?
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So why don't you have a motorcycle? You could ride next to the driver's side and see exactly what you douchebag cagers are doing.
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So why don't you have a motorcycle? You could ride next to the driver's side and see exactly what you douchebag cagers are doing.
Maybe I'm too busy minded my own business posting on motorcycle forums to be getting concerned about what people do in their own cars?
If you paid half as much attention to the road and scanning for danger as you did looking to see if people are on their phone, maybe you'd be more safe by being able to avoid situations involving distracted drivers? It's just a thought bro. The distracted driver phenomenon is nothing new to the cell phone era.

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Maybe I'm too busy minded my own business posting on motorcycle forums to be getting concerned about what people do in their own cars?
If you paid half as much attention to the road and scanning for danger as you did looking to see if people are on their phone, maybe you'd be more safe by being able to avoid situations involving distracted drivers? It's just a thought bro. The distracted driver phenomenon is nothing new to the cell phone era.

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Well thanks for the motorcycle commuting advice

So you're denying that drivers spend more time being distracted than ever before?

If you're actually still employed and commuting, enjoy that traffic
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Back when I commuted on my bike I paid absolutely zero attention to the driver inside the car. They are of no danger to me. The position of their vehicle in relation to my position is the only thing I needed to e concerned about.
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Back when I commuted on my bike I paid absolutely zero attention to the driver inside the car. They are of no danger to me. The position of their vehicle in relation to my position is the only thing I needed to e concerned about.
LOL, if you don't know what the driver is doing then you can't predict where the car is going to be. Obviously you're going to be near cars if there's traffic, and it's my opinion that if you must be near a car it's best to be near one that has a driver that is actually driving. Get a bike and I'll show you how to commute.
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So you're denying that drivers spend more time being distracted than ever before?
Not at all, just being realistic about the fact that now since people are hooked, not much in the way of making traffic violations more illegal is going to change that.
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LOL, if you don't know what the driver is doing then you can't predict where the car is going to be.
You can't be serious. When you look at the driver can you read their mind or something? Are you a clairvoyant who can predict the future by looking at a person?

How do you know just by looking at someone on their phone if they are going to stay on course, swerve left, right, slam on their brakes, or accelerate?
While you're paying attention to that person on their phone, how do you know there's not a person behind you on their phone about to hit you, or on the left, or in front about to slam on their brakes?

It makes absolutely zero sense to be focusing on a person inside their car while riding down the interstate.
Have you ever stopped to consider that if a good deal of the drivers you encounter are getting you upset, maybe you're the problem?
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Not at all, just being realistic about the fact that now since people are hooked, not much in the way of making traffic violations more illegal is going to change that.
People were once used to not wearing seat belts and enjoying a cold one while they drove in Texas. Looks like a good number comply these days.

Texting in Texas is not a traffic violation in most of Houston. How could it be more illegal?
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I commuted on my SV from 290-I10-I45-59 at least 300 times, I don't need instruction.
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That's a lot harder to hide and a lot less ridiculous.

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Texting in Texas is not a traffic violation in most of Houston. How could it be more illegal?
How could it be a traffic violation if the car remains out of violation? The idea is absurd and should not be the responsibility of the government to determine if right or wrong.
I might agree to additional punishment if there's an incident where texting was involved, but just for simply using the phone? Dude you really do need to move to New York.
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You can't be serious. When you look at the driver can you read their mind or something? Are you a clairvoyant who can predict the future by looking at a person?

How do you know just by looking at someone on their phone if they are going to stay on course, swerve left, right, slam on their brakes, or accelerate?
While you're paying attention to that person on their phone, how do you know there's not a person behind you on their phone about to hit you, or on the left, or in front about to slam on their brakes?

It makes absolutely zero sense to be focusing on a person inside their car while riding down the interstate.
Have you ever stopped to consider that if a good deal of the drivers you encounter are getting you upset, maybe you're the problem?
You're not smart. In a split second I can see if some fucktard is texting, especially if they're wandering. Huge difference between a quick glance and focusing. It's pretty easy to predict that someone texting is not going to stay in their lane and drive smoothly.

I was motorcycle commuting long before you, more frequently than you, and I'm still commuting on bikes.

Your advice on this subject is worthless. In your case it was a stroke of genius to sell that bike.
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How could it be a traffic violation if the car remains out of violation? The idea is absurd and should not be the responsibility of the government to determine if right or wrong.
I might agree to additional punishment if there's an incident where texting was involved, but just for simply using the phone? Dude you really do need to move to New York.
Come on now, you were implying that habits can't change. They can and do change. You GTFO of my state, unless they make it legal for me to shoot driving texters in the face
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Actually I'm the same way. I pay attention to the vehicles tires in relation to the lines on the road and what motions the vehicle is making. If it looks to be driving erratic or unusual THEN I try to take a look a the driver without getting too close. (Mostly out of curiosity at this point)
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