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    Quote Originally Posted by TimboC View Post
    Kids are worse! 😜
    Noise is one thing... but looking down at something is another thing.
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    It won't be a problem for long -- cars will soon be autonomous, if you believe the hype. Personally, I observe more pedestrians not paying attention than drivers. Perhaps, it's a new form of Darwinism 😛

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimboC View Post
    It won't be a problem for long -- cars will soon be autonomous, if you believe the hype. Personally, I observe more pedestrians not paying attention than drivers. Perhaps, it's a new form of Darwinism 
    I see around 10 drivers on their phones while driving every bus trip to uni. Pedestrians not paying attention are responsible for their own lives, where as drivers are responsible for the lives of many others. Its not that hard... no one is that important that they need to risk the security of others on the road to take calls/texts. Pull over to use the phone.

    Every time I go driving/observe from the bus, I see more and more poor driving and distracted driving. Its getting worse and worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmacs View Post
    I see around 10 drivers on their phones while driving every bus trip to uni... Its not that hard... no one is that important that they need to risk the security of others on the road to take calls/texts. Pull over to use the phone.

    Every time I go driving/observe from the bus, I see more and more poor driving and distracted driving. Its getting worse and worse.
    The bus tends to give a *really* good vantage point into people's cars, and it's sadly surprising to see people "sneak in" a quick text whilst at the lights.

    Now I wonder why police don't patrol in four-wheel drives more often (or at all; I don't think I've seen them out) as they'd be able to see straight into the drivers' seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrencium View Post
    Now I wonder why police don't patrol in four-wheel drives more often (or at all; I don't think I've seen them out) as they'd be able to see straight into the drivers' seat.
    There is a recent(ish) initiative by police using plain motorbikes (don't look like traditional white police motorbikes, just normal motorbikes).

    They lane filter between traffic at intersections (lane filtering between traffic is legal in some states, and about to become legal in others) and because of the higher upright seating position and the ability to pass multiple stationary vehicles they're having great success at booking people for mobile use (and not wearing seat belts).

    Not that I've got anything against 4 wheel drives (I've got one) but in this case they seem like a less effective and more expensive method of doing what the police are doing on the motorbikes already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff3DMN View Post
    There is a recent(ish) initiative by police using plain motorbikes (don't look like traditional white police motorbikes, just normal motorbikes).
    I didn't even consider motorbikes, but that makes even more sense. I know that - at least here in South Australia - they've started (successfully) targeting motorists using their smartphones whilst driving. Maybe that's why?

    Although I personally haven't noticed any surge in (potential police) motorbikes on the road.
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    I agree looking at messages on the screen of either the iPhone or Watch while driving is not good. But ready access to Siri means it's unnecessary, and so I look forward to CarPlay. I drive log distances, and it's very convenient to have Siri read any messages...although emails can be a bit tiresome.

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    I personally think that Carplay is way too distracting. Anything that requires hands off the wheel or eyes off the road is a downside.. IMHO the only controls that are really safe to use while driving, are ones on the steering wheel that don't involve taking your hands off the wheel or looking down.

    I try and wait till I'm stopped at traffic lights to change radio stations/air-conditioning when in cars that you can't do this on the steering wheel..
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    Just enable "Hey, Siri"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimboC View Post
    Just enable "Hey, Siri"
    But thats not the point... Its not about my driving, I don't feel the need to use my phone in the car.

    Its the huge number of people who are using phones while driving - not using Siri.
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    Well Apple has a solution for that, which I choose to use. It is less distracting than some radio "personalities"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimboC View Post
    Well Apple has a solution for that, which I choose to use. It is less distracting than some radio "personalities"!
    But not all people do. I'd love to see some technology which turned off the drivers iPhone screen:
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    What if they're using it for navigation, which many people do?

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