We were fine before cell phones
YourVoice: The phrase of the century "I don't know what I would do without my cell phone" well the world got along fine before there invention, and Nevada has some of the worst drivers in the country, we race each to a stoplight for crying out loud, so banning cell phone use while driving, I am all for it !!
A child is more distracting
YourVoice: I am writing about using a blue tooth or a hands free car phone being bundled up into twitting, texting, surfing the net, and that type of thing while driving. A child in the car is more of a distraction than talking hands free on the phone. So is having a passenger in the car and talking to them, people feel obligated to look at the person they are talking to. YES, trying to type on a phone or surf the net or anything like that is insane to do while driving. I talk and drive all the time and don't have to talke my eyes off the road. But, I find myself looking at a person in my car, when talking, to see their reation or response.
Why not ban everything?
YourVoice: On the NTSB ban on all cell phone usage while driving. Will there be a ban on the truckers that using CB Radios. There is over 10,000 deaths due to alcohol, will there be a ban on all bars and stores that sell alcohol. How many deaths are caused due by drivers under 20 or over 70. Will the NTSB next want to change the driving age to 21 and no longer able to drive over 70. If there is going to be a ban in one area for the safety of all people then there needs to be a ban in all areas listed above and those not listed.
Are the new laws to blame for pedestrian accidents?
YourVoice: I am just wondering if the new cell phone law that has been put into effect has something to do with all the pedestrians being hit. Has anyone checked that issue out? I drive all day long and see people looking down now as if they are trying to hide talking on their phones..... just saying.
People aren't obeying the new laws
YourVoice: This new law that bans cell phones while driving isn't being taken seriously yet. I hope the police nail them all. I still see so many people talking and driving on their cell phones. The city is going to make a fortune if they cite these people. I really can't wait until January when the new cell phone law goes into effect.
People ARE obeying the new laws
YourVoice: I am impressed with Las Vegans! I drove approximately 20 miles today (not on the freeway) and covered the area between Craig & Decatur to Charleston & Jones today (10am to 12pm). When I was stopped at lights, I looked for drivers using the cell phone without hands free. In the entire 20 miles, I saw only ONE and he was at my 19th mile! Someone is listening to the new laws. Woohoo!
It's about time this was passed
YourVoice: In regard to the new cell phone hands-free law: It's about time this was done! I have to avoid multiple "near misses" from people that are too busy talking or texting and NOT driving every day. The worst thing about it is they never realize the fact that they nearly caused an accident! Thank God some of us pay attention!