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That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »
From now on when I see new cars like this Impala, I'm going to give them plenty of room WAAAAAAAAAAAAY behind me!

Can you say, "Distracted drivers?"

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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 10:35:24 PM »
Good grief.  Is that even legal?  That's no different than texting while driving.

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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 10:53:35 PM »
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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 12:20:18 AM »
WOW.  I have a GPS thingie and it makes me swear :) that I'm not driving, when I'm entering info. 

I remember when "they" said that x amount of car accidents happen when a person is changing their radio station... can't imagine what the stats will be for the new Chevy Impala!
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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 11:44:38 AM »
Such is the digital world. I'll admit, I installed a DVD player in my truck in 2008... I sold it and went back to the stock radio in 2010 because not only was it a distraction, it was more difficult to work with than a standard radio. Also drove me crazy that you had to extend the 6" screen just to see any info - it had no external display to show time or anything. Now I hear about all these cars with built-in navigation, DVD players, this, that, and everything else and it just makes me more cautious as I'm driving around... Not because I'm a bad driver, but because I don't trust anyone else to be a GOOD driver lol.
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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 12:10:50 PM »
Now I hear about all these cars with built-in navigation, DVD players, this, that, and everything else and it just makes me more cautious as I'm driving around... Not because I'm a bad driver, but because I don't trust anyone else to be a GOOD driver lol.

Here in TN it's illegal to text and drive. I don't see why it's not illegal for them to talk on their phones too! After all, it's a known fact that having too many people in the car yakking is a distraction--that's why we have a graduated-license for young drivers here. From 16-17, they can have only one passenger in the car unless it's parents.

If I were a parent of young kids today, I'd have one of those things in the cars that scrambles phones & other tech equipment. Even if it also scrambles GPS units (and I don't know that it does), they have no business going so far from home that they need a GPS.

I'm waiting for the police to get a new kind of radar that points out moving cars that have phones being used. It's coming, and you know it is.

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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 12:14:19 PM »
If the call is important enough, they'll either leave me a message or call back so many times that I'll pull off the road to answer it. Texts, can DEFINITELY wait. No call is worth my (or worse, someone elses) life.



I will admit to a terrible habit of filming while driving tho lol
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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 12:41:04 PM »
If the call is important enough, they'll either leave me a message or call back so many times that I'll pull off the road to answer it. Texts, can DEFINITELY wait. No call is worth my (or worse, someone elses) life.



I will admit to a terrible habit of filming while driving tho lol

LOL. I won't touch any of it--and everyone that knows me and has my number knows it too. I'll call back as soon as I find a place to stop at, but I won't answer it at all when I'm driving.

I answered it ONCE. When I hung up and had almost gotten to where I was going, I realized that I didn't remember a thing about my drive. It's a wonder I didn't kill someone. I've never answered it again.
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Re: That New Chevy Impala Commercial
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 02:22:37 PM »
Yep.. That's what woke me up. Talking to a friend and couldn't remember if I'd stopped at lights, signs, or even what turns I took. Granted I knew the route, but that's no excuse for tuning it all out for a call.

The camera thing wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't been driving a standard truck. LOL - it's sad too, because in my auto truck, I have a camera mount specifically so I don't have to hold it. A little backwards I think party1
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