View Poll Results: Do you use your BlackBerry while driving?

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  • Never! Driving and BlackBerrying don't mix

    96 12.96%
  • Only at stoplights

    98 13.23%
  • I talk on the phone while driving

    277 37.38%
  • I email/text/message people while driving

    94 12.69%
  • I do whatever I want

    176 23.75%
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  1. cdsilv's Avatar
    using BT enabled tomtom 910 gps
    12-23-07 07:24 AM
  2. taff007's Avatar
    Yes. When I used to call whilst in the car there were times when I'd finish a call and couldn't remember driving past certain buildings or streets. Used to scare me that if I wasn't concentrating on that would I be able to react if a child walked out in front of me. Is any call worth risking a life?
    12-23-07 09:05 AM
  3. applejosh's Avatar
    Sadly, I think they should. There are enough distractions without adding email/texting/etc. to the mix. And I do admit that I am an offender in this area. But I have seen people take it way further than me, and it's kind of scary to share the roads with them. (I also think reading the newspaper, books, etc. should be included - not just techie items.)
    12-23-07 09:32 AM
  4. tabcourt's Avatar
    Yes, Yes, Yes!
    12-23-07 09:35 AM
  5. puglady's Avatar
    I don't take the chance of getting into a wreck,that would cost me more than 50 blackberries put together
    12-23-07 11:10 AM
  6. Ti2m's Avatar
    I use my Bluetooth. Years ago I got a ticket for going through a red light ... I swear it was yellow $%& .... I was on the cell phone.
    12-23-07 11:12 AM
  7. rbsprouse's Avatar
    I'm not for new laws bluetooth could solve problems for the people who can not seam to pay attention while driving and the other cars around them
    12-23-07 11:37 AM
  8. garthmo's Avatar
    i don't believe using a cell phone should be bannned but a responsible driver should be using a hands free device so they have both hands on the wheel
    12-23-07 01:30 PM
  9. Murfunit's Avatar
    I will talk while driving (on a BT Headset of course.) Otherwise my Crackberry just sits back and enjoys the ride.
    12-23-07 01:46 PM
  10. Trevor's Avatar
    I think you should be allowed to talk on your phone while driving, but texting and emailing is ridiculous. Save that for the red lights/traffic.
    12-23-07 02:49 PM
  11. tkecy10's Avatar
    I use the bluetooth.
    12-23-07 03:16 PM
  12. brotherjoe's Avatar
    I believe that you should at least have a handsfree mode of communicating. Trying to use the handset and driving is a recipe for disaster.
    12-23-07 04:35 PM
  13. oupiglet's Avatar
    No the government should not regulate things like this at all.
    12-23-07 05:37 PM
  14. surferryan88's Avatar
    This is a very debatable subject. Personally I do use my cell phone while driving, as danger as it may be, I need to stay in contact at all times. I intend to use my recently acquired blackberry while driving as well (got it yesterday!)

    I don't recommend that anyone do it though, it's so dangerous. I happen to be pretty skilled at multi-tasking, like choosing a song on my iPod while driving or in this case, text messaging. I have caught myself in an incident where I would have hit a car if I had continued to text message, sometimes it depends on the situation (i.e. rain, heavy traffic or a curvy mountain road).

    I say it's alright to use it at a stoplight, just make sure you're watching for it to turn green, don't anger the people behind you!

    Be careful out there everyone!

    - Ryan
    12-23-07 05:48 PM
  15. JasonBoris's Avatar
    I don't think it should be illegal to talk while driving. However, I believe that if you are at fault in an accident and you were talking on the phone (they can tell if you were or not) you should be given a ticket & punishment as much if not more than drunk driving. This way if you were going to talk & drive you'd be more careful. I also think you should have to be at least 18 to talk and drive, preferably even 21. This way you'd have more experience behind you, knowing how to react to a situation if it arrises.
    12-23-07 05:51 PM
  16. arialrose's Avatar
    I think so. As much as I am obsessed with my blackberry, I think if there was a law prohibiting usage while driving, I would be less prone to do so and thus it would be safer for me and safer for others on the road.
    12-23-07 06:14 PM
  17. PierreC's Avatar
    If my blackberry rings and my wife is in the car with me, I will pass the berry to her so that I can concentrate on driving and not talking on the phone. If my wife is not with me while I'm driving and my berry rings, I will pull over to the side of the road, put 4-way flashers on and answer the phone. If I miss the call, they will leave me a message and I can call them back while I am not driving.

    If I must make a telephone call, I will use Onstar which is hands free.
    12-23-07 06:53 PM
  18. TurTLe's Avatar
    email while driving back from the airport with angry taxi cabs my latest story =P
    12-23-07 06:56 PM
  19. cinnamin's Avatar
    i think it's dangerous
    12-23-07 07:55 PM
  20. blackberry elite's Avatar
    it depends i think that people should only be aloud to use the phone while driving if there using a bluetooth headset
    12-23-07 07:56 PM
  21. oceanjwl_tn's Avatar
    I'm all for bluetooth... I don't think there should be laws, but insurance incentives would be a nice start
    12-23-07 08:07 PM
  22. nadia518's Avatar
    i don't think it should be illegal...people should just use common sense when driving!
    12-23-07 08:11 PM
  23. Lynnette's Avatar
    Yes. Unless it is on speaker then I have no issue with it. But texting while driving???? Never.
    Lynnette
    12-23-07 08:15 PM
  24. ryanbrandt's Avatar
    yes - I am going to hurt myself one of these days...
    12-23-07 11:13 PM
  25. whtawhit's Avatar
    In California, there is a law going into effect next year that will make it illegal for people to talk on cells while driving unless a hands-free device is used. I agree with this, and will gladly oblige. I think that more laws around this issue are needed. While driving, one's first priority should be paying attention to the road!
    12-24-07 12:01 AM
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