QUOTE(teknow @ Dec 26 2007, 11:44 PM)
seriously... This again? Read the thread again. At no point do I condone drinking and driving in any amount, nor do I drink and drive. It is others who bring it up and liken it to driving and using a cell phone. I only disagree. I'm also growing tired of the name calling in lieu of intelligent conversation. It's proving impossible to fight blind emotion with logic though so I won't bother with you further.
Nobody at any point called you a name. people who answer and use mobile phones whilst driving are morons idiots, whatever you wish to refer to them as. What should people like that be called. Considerate road users looking after the welfare of others. At no point did I name call at you. I classified a generalised group of people.
If you feel you wish to include yourself in that then fine.
You also wrongly say I am classing Drink Driving on the same level as Mobile phone use in cars. What I actually said was the comments you made sound like
the exact same thing Drunk Drivers trot out about their drinking. Another analogy would be the guys who run red lights and say " Well I have not hit anyone yet"
I at no point said you
were a drunk driver. But you immediately got very defensive about it.
You have also now changed tack from
If you can't handle the process of holding up a phone to your ear and having a conversation, then you probably just shouldn't be driving.
please tell me if I'm a selfish killer if I answer a call using a blue tooth headset,
There are a lot more papers on this than just one survey as you are fully aware.
Glad I'm not one of those idiotic mobile phone drivers. Sure, having 100% concentration doesn't have any other equal, but that doesn't mean a cell phone will cause you to have an accident. Regardless of if you are on the phone or not, if you cause an accident, it's your own dumbass fault.
Yes and if that is caused by a mobile phone distracting you and you kill somebody, it is too late to say "Duh Sorry. It was my fault"
I'm just sick of laws that punish everyone for the inability of some.
Stop believing that an issue that has been proven to cause accidents and deaths doesn't affect the pair of you, because you are "invincible and super human drivers". It is no slight on your driving ability to say
" Do you know what, I won't add in an extra distraction of using my mobile whilst driving"
Unfortunately until a tragedy caused by such an event happens to you, you will go on believing it doesn't apply to you.