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%
12-31-07 12:07 AM
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  1. prontoedmundo's Avatar
    This is a tough one. I have seen people who are very talented at multi-tasking while staying very focused. On the other hand I have seen people who should not drive at all!
    12-19-07 07:24 PM
  2. pambee83's Avatar
    I don't think it should be illegal to talk on the phone while driving, but I do think that texting/emailing should be illegal while driving. I'm guilty of it, but I try not to anymore. It can be very distracting.
    12-19-07 07:24 PM
  3. Shadrack2002's Avatar
    I kinda think so...I think they so do it when all cars and phone have bluethooth.
    12-19-07 07:30 PM
  4. VANDYMCNEW's Avatar
    It shouldn't be illegal! Some people just shouldn't be allowed to drive.
    12-19-07 07:30 PM
  5. ItsABlackberry's Avatar
    I think it should be required to use a headset or something similar, not because we may hurt ourselves or others in a car crash, but because we can hurt our precious blackberries!
    12-19-07 07:36 PM
  6. Anh Tran's Avatar
    yes but will that stop me? only when i see cops
    12-19-07 07:48 PM
  7. thebaap's Avatar
    I think there should be laws against driving and talking texting. I like the one in CA(?) where you need to have a handsfree kit.

    I use my phone to accept incoming calls using my bluetooth headset and use the gps. no texting emailing while driving.
    12-19-07 07:59 PM
  8. sassyjd's Avatar
    I think it should be illegal to text message or talk without a headset while driving! AND you should be subject to the death penalty if caught driving in the fast lane, going slow, all while on the phone.
    12-19-07 08:00 PM
  9. The-Puck's Avatar
    Talking on the phone is fine as long as it is with a bluetooth or other hands free device. Somehow having your hand up to your ear locks your neck in place and prevents you from turning your head before changing lanes. At least that is my observation.
    12-19-07 08:20 PM
  10. mnmboca's Avatar
    There should be the hands free law in all states. Use an ear piece or bluetooth. too scary, especially here in FL where we have to deal with the senior population driving and now the cell phone drivers too.
    12-19-07 08:29 PM
  11. Crackergal's Avatar
    There's no excuse no to be hands-free while driving in today's cellphone market. California already has a law coming into affect 7/01/08 that forbids cellphone use without a handsfree device. I truly beleive there are more accidents today due to inattendtive drivers. Get that headset on, Bozo!!
    12-19-07 08:34 PM
  12. Lee T's Avatar
    I think you should be required to use a hands free device. I have a company vehicle and they have made it a company policy that you must use hands fee.
    12-19-07 08:41 PM
  13. tfrankson's Avatar
    To an extent. As mentioned above maybe to talk you it should be mandatory to have some form of headset
    12-19-07 08:44 PM
  14. hurwitzmm's Avatar
    No. Just because teenagers cannot handle it doesnt mean adults cant. I do too much business from the road...
    12-19-07 08:49 PM
  15. Raptor007's Avatar
    In NY you can talk on the phone with HFK or headset but the percentage of drivers who do is out of control. I only use my BB to receive an occasional call but I don't live on the phone while driving it's just not safe.
    12-19-07 08:58 PM
  16. plt3121's Avatar
    I have done all those things before but not with kids cannot take that chance. I do talk with headset only while driving.
    12-19-07 08:59 PM
  17. rdonaldson's Avatar
    Chicago has a law requiring hands free as well (sorry if already mentioned)

    Makes good money for the City
    12-19-07 09:00 PM
  18. Mini2Go's Avatar
    Do we really need a law for everything? Really? EVERYTHING? Should there be consequences for causing a wreck or other disaster because of the lack of attention required to maintain control of your vehicle? Yes, indeed! But I believe that law already exists.
    12-19-07 09:00 PM
  19. lance_lie's Avatar
    I think they should require people to use some type of headset. There already have been people injuried due to others texting while driving.

    Think about it, it makes sense. Even bluetooth earsets are cheap now.
    12-19-07 09:04 PM
  20. kristabb's Avatar
    I think they should just add something to your insurance premiums that automatically place you 'at fault' if you are deemed to have been using a device while driving.

    That being said, I use my GPS and BBMaps *all* the time, so it would be hard if I was in an accident to determine what I was doing. Right now I hold my BB on my steering wheel ... what a difference a nice swivel mount would make
    12-19-07 09:05 PM
  21. Curve's Avatar
    ya um i kinda do everything. sms, mms, email, call, write documents, manage calendar, add address entries, change themes, review VM, browse the web....etc i think you get the hint...
    12-19-07 09:10 PM
  22. daytondb's Avatar
    no way. government is in enough of my business
    12-19-07 09:32 PM
  23. allsop377's Avatar
    I do use a bluetooth-LG
    But I will admit to using messenger as well as respond to Email now and then
    12-19-07 09:39 PM
  24. 1spcldy's Avatar
    I use my bluetooth, and just today had the gps program running with turn by turn directions.
    12-19-07 09:40 PM
  25. justkenny's Avatar
    I don't think it is any worse that eating a hamburger while driving. Guess that will be the next law.
    12-19-07 09:42 PM
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