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Gone in 60
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   Posted 4/19/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
This isn't specifically motorycle related, but it's trying to reduce "distracted driving", which helps us motorcyclists. Recently, on the freeway message boards around L.A. and Orange County, the messages read "Texting Ticket: $159 - It's not worth it". Another that I saw this morning says "Handheld cell ticket: $159 - It's not worth it". Not that it will change the way people drive, but a nice effort!


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   Posted 4/19/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Gone in 60 said...
This isn't specifically motorycle related,
Nor this:  In my travels in the past year, I noticed one state had started putting signs next to bent guard rails before they could get around to fixing them: Hi-vis orange sign that says: Caution, damaged guard rail.
 
I didn't think much of it at first but then later..............sure, if my car is out of control and skidding off the road, I'll try to MISS the part of the guard rail that is already damaged !!!!
 
No surprise that some government workers are dim and dense.  Illinois recently put up some road signs on a route I travel often to warn of road work ahead.......TWENTY-TWO MILES ahead.
 
 


 
 

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   Posted 4/21/2011 10:26 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

In the Kelowna area of B.C., they are thinking of these glossy road sign signs that go on & change.  The RCMP are totally against them for they are eye distracting to anyone driving a m/c, cage, 18 wheeler or you name it.

While the city of Kelowna have said NO to them unfortunately on the west side of the Hwy 97 are many of the Indian reserve terrain & believe me they will want them for MORE MONEY.

Nothing has come up or been said of it lately, but with the RCMP being against anyone with more then .05 breath test, to texting machines to cellular phones for all is making it UNSAFE to drive a cage due to being stupid with the booze to distraction when driving a cage.

 


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   Posted 9/3/2011 1:09 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Got word of a new cell phone app that:

- silences the phone
- shunts incoming calls to voicemail
- autoresponds to texts with "I'll get back to you later, I'm driving"

Kinda nifty, that.

My worry is all these GPS devices in the cars. Last thing I need is some boneheaded fool swerving from left lane to exit lane when the Electronic Nanny says "Exit on the right... NOW."


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   Posted 9/6/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

I saw a similar app for sale at Fry's recently. It's designed to keep teen drivers (or anyone for that matter) from texting/talking while driving. It ties into the GPS function on the phone, and when the car is moving, texts and calls are blocked. Might be a good thing...


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   Posted 9/6/2011 11:34 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Gone in 60 said...
It ties into the GPS function on the phone, and when the car is moving, texts and calls are blocked. Might be a good thing...

It should be a mandatory thing. eyes

I'm so old I remember a time when nobody was so "important" they need to be in touch with everybody every moment.

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   Posted 9/7/2011 4:49 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well enuf ,the same holds true today,nobody is that important. Just that good old american,Im more important than your safety attitude. Should be mandated on all phones. I've seen all sorts with the gps this year,u turn directly in front of me,left to right lane changes,round about disaters. Technology sucks when idiots are involved,so when the general population is made up of mindless zombies,slaves to the technology,you get wrecks,close calls etc.  


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   Posted 9/7/2011 5:37 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
That's what is great about motorcycles, like being in the shower, "can't take that call, I'm in the shower!" Or, "I'll call back, I just stepped out of the shower!"

On a cycle, it's much the same, "riding now, more important than answering any calls, I'll call back when I'm done riding."

That is why I simply CANNOT accept being able to answer a cell phone (via Bluetooth) in your motorcycle helmet. I makes NO sense to me at all. For one, I don't care how quiet the bike or helmet are, you still have a lot of noise around you, so the call will not be as good as when off the bike. Also, when I am on my bike, it is totally MY time and I will not be answering any cell phone call, via Bluetooth or not. I'm with Well Enuf, there was a time when life was allowed without the immediate need to contact anyone anytime. Perhaps that explains why things seemed less stressful then?


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   Posted 9/7/2011 6:00 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thats funny andy,just got an email from a freind involving one of those blue tooth in helmet deals,The header was "Is nothing sacred anymore?" lol. He went on about how this was an intrusion on his time as well. Stupid. No need.


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   Posted 9/30/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
One of the 'features' of the helmet headset I'm getting is Bluetooth connectivity.

I'm considering NOT pairing up the phone to it - instead, I'll connect it to the GPS.

I would like to be able to override the phones/SYNC systems in passing cars, so I could tell them how much of an idiot they were. :D


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