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February 05, 2010


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Carl Schwab

I can only say AMEN to this distraction issue. Many states and towns are passing laws about driving while talking on cell phones but even with threatened fines they often are ignored. Even more bizarre are people that insist on “texting” while driving.

I feel that there is a definite increase in the number of car crashes due to driver distraction.

For my part if my cell phone rings while I am driving, I flip it open and say “I call right back” and proceed to find a “pull-off” and use the last-call feature to call back.

Now I realize that may not be possible for everyone, but it works for me.

Fred Katz

Unfortunately, opening the cell phone and saying that you will call right back is a violation of NYS law.

Dave Rost

This reminds me of my effort some years ago to revive my high school German by listening to language tapes in the car. When I nearly went through a traffic light in town, I ended that idea.

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