|8 tracks...that is HILARIOUS! I guess MP3 players are out of the question? LMAO!|
I knew I forgot one! Yeah, both our vehicles have a USB port and I plug my ipod in to them and again, control them from the steering wheel controls. I only mentioned 8 tracks because those were all the rage when I was a teenager.
First off, I'm not 20. Not even close. The above regarding 8 tracks will tell you I'm way past 20. In fact, I'm nearly 50. So my brain was fully developed before cell phones ever were invented.
It is the function of the mind that requires great attention to a voice than it does body in presence because the body in the car conveys, as does the face, however minutely, visual signals that help the conversation. Much more concentration is required for a voice on the phone where no visual input is available.
I suggest that in order to "see" these visual signals while operating a vehicle you would be as distracted, if not more so, than talking to someone you can't see.
Ever talk to someone on the phone who is doing something else? Even if they don't TELL you they are doing something else, you can tell by their speech pattern. That takes concentration which you do not have to give someone who is with you.
Yes I have and you're correct, you can tell. Even my wife who claims to be able to multitask so much better than myself. I can tell when she's doing something else.
However, I get to differ with your last statement in that paragraph. You still have to give concentration to someone who's talking to you when they're in front of you.
Ever talked to someone who was doing something else at the same time? I have, and it was no different than talking to someone on a phone who's doing something else. A portion of their concentration is taken up by whatever else it is they're doing.
All you're giving me here is opinion....yours.
Prove to me that talking on a phone (any, not just a cell) uses a different center of the brain from talking to someone in person and because of this makes the person talking on the phone more distracted.
Prove to me that a person operating a vehicle isn't easily as distracted, if not more so, by the necessity of picking up on visual clues (gestures, eye contact etc) from a passenger in the vehicle with them as they would be by talking on a hands-free cell phone.
Of course those that who argue for being able to talk on the phone and drive will state otherwise because they want it their way.
Again, you give me some factual proof, and I don't mean one single study or 3 done by anti call phone groups, that prove talking on a hands-free is more distracting than talking to a passenger and I'll stop.
If it matters to you, I never used a cell phone while driving without using a hands-free. If I didn't have one and I needed to use it, I pulled over and did so, or I just waited until I was stopped. I've logged far too many miles on the roads to wish to get into an accident because of a cell phone.
I want to live in spite of the fact you're too selfish and entitled to do the right thing. If I'm ever in an accident and I know the person was on the phone who hit me, I will get out of the car and beat their ass into the ground before the cops come. And they will look like they were in an accident.
I've attacked nobody personally yet here you are threatening violence.
I expected more from you because I always thought you're closer to my age than you are to 20. Based on previous conversations you always struck me as mature, both mentally and age-wise. Just how old are you anyhow?
I've asked for proof of this so-called "fact" that talking with a hands-free setup is somehow more distracting, and therefore more dangerous, than talking to a passenger. Other than emotional arguements, I haven't recieved any proof of any kind.
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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
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