joelamosobadiah wrote:WickedSmaat wrote:2nd scariest thing ever to happen to me while driving was someone coming out from a bar early AM while I was going 65 and I almost T-Boned them when I had to slam on the brakes. I missed him by maybe a foot. Some people.
Whenever I have to talk on the phone in the car I just put it in my left hand on speaker phone, it's a lot easier than sticking it on my ear since I can still use that hand to steer if needed. But I'll never resort to a Bluetooth, please sir you're in public and not on the phone, you don't need that thing in your ear.
I work in an airport, so see plenty of people using BlueTooth. I agree that it bugs me when people are walking around on them, but I understand the business travelers who have to be on the phone.
And why wouldn't you use one in the car? Just take it off when you are done driving. Although I am not convinced that the bigger problem isn't the mental distraction and not the fact that there is only one hand available. I mean, I rarely if ever put two hands on the steering wheel. And those with manuals even less often I am sure. So I think its the fact that you are talking on the phone that is the bigger distraction than the act of using the phone.
Yeah thats what I was struggling with. Whether it's actually less dangerous to use hands free phones while driving and this is what I've come up with. Think about it like this...its really kinda like talking to someone sitting next to you or in the back seat. I mean you're just talking, you talk to people when they're in the car with you right? Heck I bet you even take your eyes of the road occasionally to look at the person you're driving with. Can it really be less distracting that having a conversation with someone sitting right next to you? I dunno for sure as I don't own a blue tooth or have ever used one but I think it has to be safer than a hand held.