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Old 07.09.2012, 21:31
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Yes they do. If you're having problems implementing it then just look at Adrianlondon's posts to see how it's done.

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The police here in Basel seem to think driving whilst chatting on a mobile (not hands free) is a clever thing to do. Loads of drivers do it, and the police watch on.

I find it hard to believe they'llall suddenly switch to enforce-the-law mode if the person is texting.
Basel may be lax in this instance but most countries are not, I doubt Basel sees very few driving deaths and even fewer though texting, but the problem is global, even if deaths dont occur fines do...

You may change your tune if you texted a friend /OH who answered it and ended up in the course of an up and coming car in the opposite direction by you sending a little message like ' I've put the chicken in darling but the parsnips look weird'

Bad things never happen to people like us !
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Old 07.09.2012, 21:56
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You may change your tune
Are you on a crusade? First, we live in Switzerland so my comment on Basel is valid; we're not too concerned with what happens to people who text and drive in, say, Dubai.

Secondly, and more importantly, what's with your comment I quoted above? Are you saying I think it's a good idea to text and drive? If so, what gave you that idea?
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Are you on a crusade? First, we live in Switzerland so my comment on Basel is valid; we're not too concerned with what happens to people who text and drive in, say, Dubai.

Secondly, and more importantly, what's with your comment I quoted above? Are you saying I think it's a good idea to text and drive? If so, what gave you that idea?
Yes a little crusade, by sons girlfriend was prised open dead from the wreckage of her car with the message see you soon on on her mobile phone...it never arrived !

I don't take much notice of what you say to be honest, you may find in your mind things that are funny, i rarely laugh!
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Yes a little crusade, by sons girlfriend was prised open dead from the wreckage of her car with the message see you soon on on her mobile phone...it never arrived !

I don't take much notice of what you say to be honest, you may find in your mind things that are funny, i rarely laugh!
Now I am sad....

I find Adrian very funny, even for an English.
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Now I am sad....

I find Adrian very funny, even for an English.
He wasn't to know, the issue is a serious one and should not be taken lightly !
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Re: Texting and driving

According to a research from Volvo the vast majority of car accidents happen in the cities at speeds below 50 km/h. Surprisingly a large number of these accidents are DEADLY for one simple reason. FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. Drivers are cruising at low speeds, so they think they fully control their 1000kg+ vehicle and it's fine to take a second or two to: "look at the kid on the back", "search for the wallet that dropped", "LOOK AT THE SMS", "look for the sunglasses in the glovebox"... They think: "Nothing will happen now, it's ok to look elsewhere now".... Which is a TERRIBLE mistake by any means....
Despite the fact that a non concentrated driver is a public threat and can injure or kill others, a mispositioned body during (even) a low speed crash can result in instant death of the driver. Driving a car is a HUGE responsibility and should NEVER be taken lightly. It only takes a SECOND for an accident to happen and it's ALWAYS the second one is distracted.
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Old 08.09.2012, 08:44
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He wasn't to know, the issue is a serious one and should not be taken lightly !
I'm at a loss to understand why you think anyone wasn't taking the enormous stupidity and danger of texting and driving seriously. Perhaps they're simply not taking you and your suggestion seriously, but that's a different matter. Perhaps you don't find many of Adrian's posts amusing because you are a humourless nurk?

FWIW, I have a very simple solution. If a text message arrives while I'm driving, my wife picks up the phone, reads the message to me. I then tell her what reply to text, if any. If I'm alone, I don't read or respond until I'm parked up.

Technologically then, a notification that a text has arrived - either audible or on the dash - followed by an option to "play message", will overcome the alledged issue of driver suddenly being surprised by a voice speaking out of the ether. For the reply, some kind of voice recognition system - I know some companies are working on this, though not in conjunction with texting, but rather for their salesforce to be able to take notes while driving.
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He wasn't to know, the issue is a serious one and should not be taken lightly !
listen, no one thinks it is a funny matter... your skin may be just a tad toooooo thick (this is an expression, not an insult). Also, many people find it best to deal with tragedy with humor...

and if I get a "groan" I am rubber and you will be glue
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listen, no one thinks it is a funny matter... your skin may be just a tad toooooo thick (this is an expression, not an insult). Also, many people find it best to deal with tragedy with humor...

and if I get a "groan" I am rubber and you will be glue
Well, if I'm the one who groans, is he still glue?

By the way, you were sort of right about it being an expression, but the word you're looking for is thin, not thick.

I'll remove the groan later, just having fun with you
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Re: Texting and driving

There is a simple solution.
On entering the car the driver must by law place his/her mobile phone in the glove compartment.
If stopped and its not in the glove compartment, you will be fined.

If you think it would be difficult to implement then those of you old enough to remember it becoming law to wear a seat belt know it would not be that difficult.

p.s. this comes from someone who would admit to reading a text albeit very very rarely, in the car.
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Well, if I'm the one who groans, is he still glue?

By the way, you were sort of right about it being an expression, but the word you're looking for is thin, not thick.

I'll remove the groan later, just having fun with you
you're right.. it is thin, not think.. and no, I was referring to OP for the groans
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Well, if I'm the one who groans, is he still glue?

By the way, you were sort of right about it being an expression, but the word you're looking for is thin, not thick.

I'll remove the groan later, just having fun with you
and why did you groan me? ugh!!!
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you're right.. it is thin, not think.. and no, I was referring to OP for the groans
And you're right too, it's definitely not "think".
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Some cars allow you to read text from your dashboard but again, your eyes are off the road, would anyone like to get involves in a solution that eliminates the problem (marketing guys really) please PM.
So you're looking for investors? Presumably English-speaking only, and preferably people who have been on the wrong end of those evil Swiss employers' nasty, discriminatory-against-foreigners-who-make-up-25%-of-the-workforce employment practices?
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You think you've got problems. I got neg repped. Personally, I see that as a mark of honour.
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Well, if I'm the one who groans, is he still glue?

By the way, you were sort of right about it being an expression, but the word you're looking for is thin, not thick.

I'll remove the groan later, just having fun with you
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and why did you groan me? ugh!!!
Points for missing the joke. See the white text, small print, at the bottom of my post.
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