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Will Your Car Tell You To Put Down the Phone? 349

Posted by timothy
from the but-you-can't-talk-through-a-hamburger dept.
crimeandpunishment writes with this story from the AP: "We know it's dangerous to text while driving, or talk on a cell phone without using a hands-free device. What if our car knew it as well, and warned us about it? Our cars buzz and beep at us when our seatbelts aren't buckled ... now there are new applications in the works that could lead to a warning if we're driving with a cell phone in our hand."
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Will Your Car Tell You To Put Down the Phone?

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  • by Kenja (541830) on Monday March 29, 2010 @02:52AM (#31654030)
    Or a blue-tooth enabled testicular clamp.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 29, 2010 @03:04AM (#31654086)

    ...we should also outlaw scratching your ear and adjusting your glasses.

    Can I still shave my pussy [nbc-2.com]?

  • by advocate_one (662832) on Monday March 29, 2010 @03:14AM (#31654148)
    by not showing characters texting or making phone calls while driving... People see their favourite actor doing it so they think there's nothing wrong with it...
  • Anyone who thinks that anything Mythbusters does is at all scientific is an idiot. Their basic model is that if they can't get it to work in three tries, then they blow it up to keep their ratings.

    It's not like Mythbuster is the only evidence. There's been proper studies - by scientists, with white coats and all that.

  •     It's not even the remoteness of the conversation. A conversation, or worse a heated argument, with passengers in the car can be just as dangerous.

        They've made laws regarding bus drivers, which is why you get the white line you can't cross. They can't be distracted while driving. Well, they *shouldn't* be distracted. It's harder to institute for cars though. It's not like you can stop the car, radio for a cop, and say "my wife was bothering me while I was driving."

        Just picture the average family on a road trip. Kids screaming in the back seat, wife bitching that you're driving too fast, too slow, going taking the wrong route, etc, etc, etc. "Daddy, are we there yet?" "I have to pee" "I'm hungry" "Billy's poking me" "Can't you drive faster?" "I told you, if we took the other way, we'd already be there." "Do you know where you're going?" "We should stop for directions" "Can't you put something else on the radio?" "It's hot." "It's cold." "My ass hurts from this seat." "Can't you get us there any sooner?" "Why do you always ignore me?" "Go faster" "Do you have to drive so fast?" "Do you have to follow him so close?" "I'm bored." "Now I know why mother told me not to marry you."

        SHUT UP AND LET ME DRIVE! I KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING! WE'LL GET THERE WHEN I SAY! IF YOU HAVE TO PEE, PISS IN A BOTTLE! IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY DRIVING GET OUT AND WALK! AND I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR FAT COW OF A MOTHER SAYS, YOUR DAD SAYS SHE'S A WHORE!

        What's worse, that or a quick phone call, "Honey, I'll be home in 1/2 hour. Pick up milk? ok. See you soon."

        I know, people are obnoxious about their phone calls, but at least those are shorter than the constant distraction of the passengers that you can't get rid of. Well, you can get rid of them, but there are laws about leaving dead bodies by the side of the highway. Something about littering and a $100 fine, if I remember the signs right.

  • by gmhowell (26755) <gmhowell@gmail.com> on Monday March 29, 2010 @04:02AM (#31654334) Homepage Journal

    Uhhhhh - will that clamp also grasp a labia? Or will that be a specially fitted option?

    Is this in lieu of or in addition to the chain to keep her attached to her stove?

  • "Can't you drive faster?" "I told you, if we took the other way, we'd already be there." "Do you know where you're going?" "We should stop for directions" "Can't you put something else on the radio?" "Can't you get us there any sooner?" "Why do you always ignore me?" "Go faster" "Do you have to drive so fast?" "Do you have to follow him so close?" "I'm bored."

    Sat navs these days.. they're never happy.

  • Re:as it is (Score:3, Funny)

    by Runaway1956 (1322357) on Monday March 29, 2010 @05:47AM (#31654748) Homepage Journal

    You see a problem, where I see none. Just tell your passengers that cell phone calls have to wait until the car is stopped again. Geeeez, I'd be happy if they just put a faraday cage into every passenger vehicle in the world. NOTHING is so damned important that it can't wait for you to leave the vehicle. Now, you'll come up with yet another imaginary scenario, in which you are trapped in a burning vehicle or something. I have news for you - I've pulled two people from burning vehicles in my day, and watched three other vehicles burn to the ground. The telephone didn't save ANY OF THEM! People passing by saved all of those people from burning to death.

    In YOUR scenario, just open the door, and get out of the way of the train. Failure to do is justification for a Darwin award.

  • Thank God for natural selection. ;)

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