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    Quote Originally Posted by 41craig View Post
    The technology exists for the cell phones to go dark and you can't talk or use it after you reach about 5 m.p.h. I retired from Holland Motor Express in 2017. Our new phones-radios which were androids, would shut down after about 5 m.p.h. City dispatch could call out to us on the phone, but we could not answer until we pulled over and not moving. If cell phone companies would install this on all phones, the streets would be a lot safer.
    On IPhones one touch of a button in the "Settings" section has the phone answer calls or texts while you are driving, replies that you are occupied, logs them so you can reply later. The phone stays silent so you are not distracted.

    A 2017 Canadian study which took data from 120,000+ observations of car drivers at urban or rural stops found that an average of 7% of drivers were using a hands-on cell phone when pulling up to a stop sign or traffic signal. In some areas (Urban locations in the province of Ontario for example) the hands-on use was as high as 12%. Although now illegal in most of Canada this cell phone use while driving has increased since 2012
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    I don't understand the purpose of texting. Communication started out as snailmail which took months to reach it's destination. Along came the Pony Express which cut that time by more than half. Then the telegraph which took but a few minutes though the operators on both ends of the line knew all your business. At last the pen and telegraph need not be used as the telephone came on board. With the telephone people could talk directly to each other. No more typewriter keys to hit ! Yippeeeee. Now society is digressing and returning to key boards. A few years ago my youngest daughter was out on the front porch sitting around the table with a half dozen friends of hers. I was curious as to why I heard no conversations going on but I did hear a bunch of laughter now and then. My curiosity got the best of me so I investigated. All of them were texting each other. None were talking to each other. DUH ????

    You folks who don't use a cell phone. I don't either. My current wireless communication is a fire and a blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paps View Post
    I don't understand the purpose of texting...
    Simple, Pa!

    Its just miss-used.

    All technology is miss-used.

    Look what they did to motorcycles!

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