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    Default Using handphone while driving

    My wife had a debate with her sister and she asked me but I am not sure of the answer... so thought of picking the brains of folks here...

    Suppose you are driving and the car has come to a complete stopped at a traffic light. Is it legal/illegal to check your handphone at that point?

    What does the law says? And how is it implemented?

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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    It's iillegal even if you station at the traffic light.

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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    Please focus on driving while driving. Thank you very much. lol
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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    Not so according to this article:

    http://features.insing.com/feature/s...g/id-134e3101/

    "...these apply only if the device is held in one hand while the vehicle is moving."

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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    They are easy to spot here...the only car traveling in the passing lane doing 55 mph in a 70 mph zone during rush hour traffic...sometimes I wish I had a ma deuce mounted on my truck.
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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Debates about "when the vehicle is not moving" are missing the point.
    Test have shown that making phone calls while driving (even with headset) has the same effect on the driver as having 50mg alcohol in the blood. The figure will be much higher if one would start typing messages or do other things where looking at the display is required. The focus of the driver should be the traffic, nothing else. Standing at a traffic light, one is still part of the traffic.
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    Having a 2 year old kid in the car, even if in a child seat, is many times more distracting than a phone conversation or checking email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trd2970 View Post
    Having a 2 year old kid in the car, even if in a child seat, is many times more distracting than a phone conversation or checking email.
    Having a un restrain kid in car is more dangerous ... hear my friend kid kick the gear to reverse during traveling on express way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    What does the law says? And how is it implemented?
    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sin...ic-act-feb-1-2

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    how about:
    - listening to the radio
    - having conversation with a friend
    - having an argument with your partner


    if you want 100% safe.. stay at home

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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    100% safe = throw your phone out the window! You probably don't need to talk to anyone anyways.
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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikonzen View Post
    They are easy to spot here...the only car traveling in the passing lane doing 55 mph in a 70 mph zone during rush hour traffic...sometimes I wish I had a ma deuce mounted on my truck.
    These people need the "air horn" treatment
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    The best way is don't talk at all during driving. Hands and eyes are on the road.

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    Default Re: Using handphone while driving

    Ballers over here in the States talk on their phones through their car audio systems Bluetooth I think? Crazy but it is becoming more ubiquitous everyday...maybe it is a better solution? IDK still think one ought to just drive. I can honestly say I despise my phone except for the clock it has and if I could do away with it I would in a heart beat. I work on cars my father worked on cars. He repaired them after collisions. Driving really is a privilege and merits the utmost respect and attention. Face it if someone is distracted while driving by talking or texting then that person is as good as gambling with other peoples lives and well being not to mention their own. Some folks don't take kindly to those kind of bets..I'm one of those folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Debates about "when the vehicle is not moving" are missing the point.
    Test have shown that making phone calls while driving (even with headset) has the same effect on the driver as having 50mg alcohol in the blood. The figure will be much higher if one would start typing messages or do other things where looking at the display is required. The focus of the driver should be the traffic, nothing else. Standing at a traffic light, one is still part of the traffic.
    Multitasking is an illusion, it increases the rate of failures.
    Totally agree. It's not about hands off, it's about concentration. The more you need to think in the conversation, the more your focus shifts away from traffic. However, if your conversation doesn't require a lot of focus and you can do it on autopilot then it might not affect you so much.

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