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If they can reliably determine if it is, in fact, the driver, lots of other commuters (especially us cyclists) will be very pleased. Anyone who texts and drives deserves the most savage beating one could imagine.

 

Well I will gladly kick the crap out of anyone who tries .. as both of my hands will be free! kungfu.gif

 

- Sent using Speech2Text  .. text on!

post #92 of 170
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Funny you should mention the "ability to handle a car in adverse conditions". In Finland we have this mandatory thing called the "slippery driving" track day. They teach you how yo control your car in slippery conditions without ABS. Actually is done two times. First with the driving instructors car before you get your licence and again later in your own car after you get your licence and only then will you get your permanent licence that will last you until your 70.(The text tells that crash sound was faked and that there was no accident in case you where wondering)

That look's like fun actually. I would pay to do this. I'm not a huge fan of alot of european policy, but this is something I would defiantly support.

On a semi related note, once I was heading to the ski slopes near Denver and there was a frozen lake that had a ice driving course set up. You could take your car out and learn how to drive in slippery conditions in just about the worst conditions you would ever find south of Alaska. One day I would like to do something like that. In the meantime, I'v practiced driving in slippery conditions in a HUGE empty parking lot when we get a good snow cover. Living in the south, few people go out when it snows even a little, so the streets are empty and I'v got off road tires on a Jeep that chew through snow like it's not even there. It's also fun to help pull people out of a ditch when I see people stranded.
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I drive a 6 speed, that would be my texting deterrent.

I don't think you're trying hard enough. Get a phone with a portrait hardware keyboard so you can one-hand text while shifting.
     
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Someday, our carriers will notify police when we txt and drive and we'll be mailed a ticket.

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Voluntary, yes the parents volunteer for their kids..

As it should be until they are 18.
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what if you are a passenger in someone else's car and you text while NOT driving at all, they wouldn't know if you were driver or passenger. STUPID. FAKE this is FAKE.

Exactly.
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I can't think of a more soulless car than a Toyota Corolla. Maybe a Toyota Camry. The Neon at least had something that resembled a personality, as terrible of a car as it was.
This should help explain the point.Also, in regards to teaching kids earlier, better driving talent can do nothing except make the roads safer. I would be willing to bet that 90% of the driving population has no idea how to handle their car in an emergency. Oversteer, understeer, they're foreign concepts to most people. No idea what to do if they encounter either those two things. The only way anyone ever gets tested on their ability to handle a car in adverse conditions is if it happens to be raining on the day they go to take the test, and they rarely get above 25mph. This is all in the States, mind you. I'd love to take the Finnish driving lessons.
Would teaching kids earlier give them inflated confidence? I'm sure some of them would. But it should also weed out the people who don't care about it. I stand by my opinion of "If you don't care about it, you're not going to be good at it, thus you should not be allowed to do it."

The fact that you have a only a phenom II leads me to believe that you don't like overclocking thus you must be bad at it and shouldn't be allowed to participate.thumb.gif
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The fact that you have a only a phenom II leads me to believe that you don't like overclocking thus you must be bad at it and shouldn't be allowed to participate.thumb.gif

Why does having a phenom mean that he is bad at overclocking? that makes no sense at all. Are you not aware of the amd phenom being able to hit 6ghz on ln2? Do you not know what black edition means?
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The fact that you have a only a phenom II leads me to believe that you don't like overclocking thus you must be bad at it and shouldn't be allowed to participate.thumb.gif

Why does having a phenom mean that he is bad at overclocking? that makes no sense at all. Are you not aware of the amd phenom being able to hit 6ghz on ln2? Do you not know what black edition means?

I like my phenom too lol haters gonna hate

"wa_hi" is a troll, check his post count and lack of sig rig

OT: how can this really work with passengers etc, it doesn't seem like it will work very well thinking.gif
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I like my phenom too lol haters gonna hate
"wa_hi" is a troll, check his post count and lack of sig rig
OT: how can this really work with passengers etc, it doesn't seem like it will work very well thinking.gif
I got confused by your last statement XD

When most people say "OT" They mean 'off topic'. I read your comment and was like "But that is on topic?"
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