Date: 6 Aug 2003 17:57:00 GMT
Subject: Re: OT: Cell phones and driving

Someone who looks an awful lot like Malcolm Mason <> wrote: > Any behaviour which impairs our ability to drive... like drinking > say... should be avoided and talking on the phone is distracting and > it does not happen just occaisionally when someone has a phone in the > car unless the use it responsibly. I would leave to each and all what > responsible use is. But in my opinion is is usingthe "message-taking" > capability of the machine and when convenient and/or necessary, > pulling off and using the phone. So, I need to either sell my house, or get a different job it seems. When I'm on call (I'm in the IT field), I have to respond to an incident within 5 minutes, to acknowledge the incident and report that I'm working on it. My drive home, however, is longer than 5 minutes by a factor of 20 or so. If the occasional call during drive-time wasn't possible, I would not be able to do my job and live where I do. Not an acceptable limitation in my mind. Dave Hinz

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