Cell-phone, driving ban is 1 step closer

Cell-phone, driving ban is 1 step closer

There are 65 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 23, 2010, titled Cell-phone, driving ban is 1 step closer. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

One vote down, one more to go before El Paso becomes the next city to make it illegal to drive and talk or text on a cell phone.

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So Sad

El Paso, TX

#62 Feb 24, 2010
Apparently, it doesn't make what citizens of El Paso think or want. City council wants something, they do it and get it without citizen approval. They say "suck it up,...you voted for me". I'm sure the cell phone ban will reduce some accidents because some people may obey this new ordinance. But, there are people who believe they are above the law and think it doesn't apply to them or they can get away with it because they have so far. These are the smarties that cause accidents.
Nacho

El Paso, TX

#63 Feb 24, 2010
If it passes - Lets add - The provision of no cell phone use at city council meetings & hearings also.

Do you ever watch it and notice some are on constantly?
Just a Citizen

El Paso, TX

#64 Feb 24, 2010
I see both pros and cons on this ban. Yes statics have shown that passing a ban on cell phones while driving does not prevent or lower the accident rates, but it will help eliminate "some" distractions, that we face as an every day driver. However, I really don't like the fact that when I drive down the street and I see every police officer in their cars chatting away on their phones. They have CB radios to contact anybody in the case of an emergency, why can they not use those. According to this "law" It would make it okay for emergency personal to continue to talk on their phones. Who is to say that they do not get distracted while talking? Who is to say that they are the "perfect" drivers? If they are going to pass this law, I believe it should be equal to everyone in the city.
Obama bin Biden

United States

#65 Feb 25, 2010
LLB wrote:
Hang up and Drive! Who knows - the life you save may be your own...and your vehicle too!!!
While your at it, spit out that gum too, your being distracted by the wonderful flavor and it's making you believe you live in a free country........and ban all those billboards distracting you with that cold cervesa.....and let's not forget, you better pull over and wait for the rain to stop pouring down because your vision isn't that clear and all that hail hitting your roof is making a lot of racket.....better not let the cops catch you driving in a hail storm......God forbid. Ticket time.....follow the money!!!!
Obama bin Biden

United States

#66 Feb 25, 2010
Just a Citizen wrote:
I see both pros and cons on this ban. Yes statics have shown that passing a ban on cell phones while driving does not prevent or lower the accident rates, but it will help eliminate "some" distractions, that we face as an every day driver. However, I really don't like the fact that when I drive down the street and I see every police officer in their cars chatting away on their phones. They have CB radios to contact anybody in the case of an emergency, why can they not use those. According to this "law" It would make it okay for emergency personal to continue to talk on their phones. Who is to say that they do not get distracted while talking? Who is to say that they are the "perfect" drivers? If they are going to pass this law, I believe it should be equal to everyone in the city.
A little off topic, but wouldn't also be safer for a police officer parked on the side of the road trying to give out tickets to place his/her emergency lights on so no one runs into him/her?

Oh yeah, that would defeat the purpose of hiding wouldn't it...and we wouldn't want that to happen, they might be seen and the driver would slow down before hitting the radar....but then again, isn't that the whole idea of the police officer being there in the first place, slowing the speeders down?

No, of course not, lets camoflauge the cop cars so the speeder doesn't see them hiding on the side of the raod nd not slow down...because as we all know it's all about safety right?
It's definetley not about making money, oh no...no way.
Like the redlight tickets in the mail, that' definetley not about money, that's all about safety, yet isn't it funny that the people from Mexico don't get a ticket in the mail because they won't pay?
We don't want to talk about that right now, that is way off topic.
Follow the money!!!!!

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