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Distracted driving and calling it in

 
 
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 02:12 pm
@roger,
haha - didn't see before I posted.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 02:20 pm
@Linkat,
See what I mean?
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 02:49 pm
@IRFRANK,
IRFRANK wrote:

I would agree with you about audio books. They are very distracting.


I think this comment just goes to prove my point.

Ifrank finds audio books distracting. I do not.
Celie does not find the radio distracting. I do.
Sunlight is more distracting to Tico than an audio book. Not to me
Some people would find cell phone a distraction. Others would not.



Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 02:55 pm
@chai2,
Well I simply get distracted by my own personal thoughts ---
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 03:57 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
Sunlight is more distracting to Tico than an audio book. Not to me.

To be clear, I'm referring to in-your-eyeball glaring sunlight ... not just general ambient sunlight.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 05:48 pm
@Ticomaya,
Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but that's where all the fun is.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 05:53 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

You're allowed to eat while driving. Taking one hand off the wheel, and perhaps eating a dry pretzel from a bag, or holding a dripping hamburger or sub or hot pizza with the molten cheese getting ready to burn your mouth or slide off and land in your lap. Or it might be that hot cup of coffee or blue slurpee you're raising to your lips and sloshing onto your clothes.

That's ok.



nope

it's not

if you're in a jurisdiction that has distracted driving laws and you are either noted to be driving in a distracted manner 0r cause an accident and are determined to have been distracted by eating/drinking/whatever - you will be charged with distracted driving in addition to whatever other charges apply

you keep conflating the mobile phone use charges with distracted driving charges - they are not the same charge.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 05:55 pm
@ehBeth,
I'm sorry, what was the name of this thread, and why was it started?

In what country does the person who started this live in?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 05:58 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

So, all these things are legal


if any of those things cause you to drive in a distracted way - you may be charged with distracted driving



in some jurisdictions, where mobile phone use is prohibited while driving, you can be charged for use of mobile phones while driving


in some jurisdictions, where there are mobile phone use laws and distracted driving laws - you could be charged with mobile phone use and distracted driving if your mobile phone use causes you to be distracted while driving


bottom line -all distracted driving is bad.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 05:59 pm
@chai2,
At the peril of upsetting anyone, here again is the link to the edmonton police dept, which covers what is considered under the heading distrated driving, and a cut and past from that site.

Might not be where you are, but it is where the OP lives.

http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/TrafficVehicles/DistractedDriving.aspx

Distracted Driving

On September 1, 2011, the new distracted driving legislations will be in effect.


While driving it is now illegal to:

Use a hand-held phone talking, texting and e-mailing
Operate electronic devices like video players and laptops
Manually program GPS units or portable audio players
Read or write
Engage in personal grooming
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 06:08 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
In what country does the person who started this live in?


Why does country matter? this isn't federal legislattion

Most distracted driving bylaws/laws are municipal. There are some state/provincial laws on the subject - Linkat has posted an example of a state law.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 06:12 pm
@chai2,
And why do you keep going on about Edmonton? you've been told several times that the OP doesn't live there.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2014 07:02 pm
@ehBeth,
and I have said several times if I knew where the OP lived, I'd be glad to look up the website there. No one volunteered that info.

I also looked on other websites for police departments in Alberta, where the OP does live. I also found and provided a link that for a news storey that covers all of Alberta.

On Ontario, BC, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia websites all list cell phone usage as under distracted driving. Yet you stated cell phone usage charges and distracted driving charges are not the same thing.
Apparantly they are.



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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 8 May, 2014 05:43 pm
Bringing this subject up again -- interesting study on supermultitaskers (not many but they exist):

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/05/multitask-masters.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/multitasking.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 07:43 am
A Trucker Has Been Jailed After He Fatally Crashed Into A Bride-To-Be While Looking At Porn On His Phone
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/a-trucker-is-jailed-after-he-fatally-crashed-into-a-bride-to
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