Cell phones and Driving...

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,050 Senior Member
    Speaking of driving laws and whatnot, It is disturbing that statistics show that there were fewer deaths due to DUI's befoe the strict laws on drinking and driving. Just saying.

    Please provide a source for those statistics...
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  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,689 Senior Member
    I can't give exact statistics but what I can tell you is I worked fewer fatal accidents per year when the speed limit was 55 as opposed to 75mph.
    Of course that was before texting was common too.
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  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Please provide a source for those statistics...
    Let me sober up and I will. You know the founder of MADD (mother against drunk driving,) was herself, convicted on 11, IIRC, charges of drunken driving. No kidding.
  • FiveSevenFiveSeven Member Posts: 289 Member
    wildgene wrote: »
    ...check your state driver's manual, most of these things are covered under what's commonly called, "Basic Rule"...[/QUOTE

    My point is why are we getting specific. One is just as bad as the other, so why single out one particular set of parameters. Where is the outrage about the teenage killing someone because she poked herself in the eye with her mascara?
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  • gatorgator Senior Member Posts: 1,689 Senior Member
    FiveSeven wrote: »
    wildgene wrote: »
    ...check your state driver's manual, most of these things are covered under what's commonly called, "Basic Rule"...[/QUOTE

    My point is why are we getting specific. One is just as bad as the other, so why single out one particular set of parameters. Where is the outrage about the teenage killing someone because she poked herself in the eye with her mascara?

    On this I agree with you.......but where do you start,who gets to decide what is distracting and what is not?
    The issue lies with the drivers themselves,most folks choose what laws are important to them,and which ones to break.
    More laws and heavier fines will change nothing as most have the attitude of it wont happen to me.........till it does.
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  • bruchibruchi Senior Member Posts: 2,582 Senior Member
    Few days ago, very early morning a driver hit and killed a cyclist, those in the scene claim that he was obviously DRUNK, he claimed that the guy just "appeared" in front of him and could not miss him, when asked by the police he said no to the DUI test which you can avoid here just by saying you don't want to take it, is this the same in your area?

    I find this appalling, more so when somebody is killed by someone that is clearly DRUNK!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,050 Senior Member
    Yes...you can refuse to take the test in many states....however, doing so automatically suspends your drivers license....on the spot
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