Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st May 2010, 16:42   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,353
Thanked: 752 Times
Default

Even worse than talking on phone.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 17:47   #47
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,610
Thanked: 6,694 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rehaan View Post
I recently came across this picture and i just had to post it here.

Ridiculous!!
Hey, one of them is looking at the road!

Just a pity it's one of the ones in the back seat
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 19:42   #48
BHPian
 
prateekm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mumbai & BLR
Posts: 755
Thanked: 307 Times
Default

You might want to check this out.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=419795844433
prateekm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2010, 15:14   #49
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,539
Thanked: 80,286 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderernomad View Post
Even worse than talking on phone.
Completely agreed. Ford's safety presentation (Factory visit earlier this month) stated that mobile texting is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2010, 15:21   #50
Senior - BHPian
 
McLaren Rulez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mysore
Posts: 2,366
Thanked: 457 Times
Default

You know, there's a simple solution.

Most phones can be hooked up to the car's systems. So you can make calls from your car's by connecting your phone, yes?

We also have voice recognition software on many devices. You can ask your phone to call XYZ by simply programming it to respond to the command "call XYZ".

Why not put those two together and have the car read out smses for you and for you to dicatate smses back to it?
McLaren Rulez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2010, 16:17   #51
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,240
Thanked: 600 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McLaren Rulez View Post
Why not put those two together and have the car read out smses for you and for you to dicatate smses back to it?
Blue and Me and similiar options exist.

Problem is we cant understand what sms could be so important that it cant wait for a couple of minutes to be replied to.
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2010, 17:50   #52
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,229
Thanked: 21,890 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McLaren Rulez View Post
....
Why not put those two together and have the car read out smses for you and for you to dicatate smses back to it?


However, still, the fact is that its in some way still requiring the driver to take his attention off the road, even for a short period of time. Keeping that in mind, i agree with what Spitfire says - its best to wait till you're done driving.

cya
R
Rehaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2010, 17:54   #53
BHPian
 
GordonGekko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: gurgaon
Posts: 258
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

I think it is extremely dangerous, stupid and irresponsible.

I remember seeing this picture where a woman is doing her lipstick, texting AND somewhat driving.

It is FAR more dangerous than talking.
GordonGekko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th June 2010, 18:13   #54
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 726
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
Problem is we cant understand what sms could be so important that it cant wait for a couple of minutes to be replied to.
Totally agree with Spitfire.
Abhay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2014, 09:25   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 9,430
Thanked: 14,124 Times
Default Re: Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?

Apple patent seeks to prevent drivers from texting while driving!

Apple has filed a patent application for a system that aims to make texting at the wheel impossible by blocking drivers from sending messages on cell phones.

Quote:
The system creates "lock-out mechanisms" to disable cell phones from performing certain functions, such as texting, while one is driving
http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes...xting/34317047
volkman10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th April 2014, 11:04   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
alpha1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: P00NA
Posts: 1,613
Thanked: 949 Times
Default Re: Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?

SMS/text etc basically means a non critical communication.
If it was critical someone would call you because call is the only way ascertaining that the receiver has acknowledged "message received and assimilated".
So I never got why would someone want to read/reply a text immediately? They are never critical and definitely never the emergency kinds.

Perhaps most people have so little self worth that any petty thing like immediate response to sms makes them feel important ... ?
alpha1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2014, 09:43   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
joybhowmik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,314
Thanked: 1,885 Times
Default Re: Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?

Yet another example of a death when texting on the phone
US woman dies in head-on collision seconds after posting her selfie on Facebook
joybhowmik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video game demonstrates that texting + driving is dangerous! a4anurag Shifting gears 1 18th May 2015 12:31
Texting at the wheel turns tragic. Young American killed Warwithwheels Street Experiences 6 9th May 2013 19:25
Is driving getting more dangerous? DaPilot Street Experiences 16 13th May 2006 00:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:43.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks