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I was talking about both. I thought you said if it was important, make a call. Which, if you are driving may depending on the voice recognition you use, require you to take your eyes off the road.

I just hate the 'we need more laws to make us more safe' mentality. Do you really feel a lot safer when the gubment is taking care of you?

Now this popped into my mind. Why not make reckless driving that causes a wreck similar to DUI? If it can be proven they were on the phone, or texting, and caused a wreck hit them with that. Impaired is impaired, no matter what it is. Cell phones leave a record, and the Breathalyzer reads the 'bar tab'.

But leave the people who don't crash their cars alone. Interesting to me, but again, I want less laws, and the ones we have enforced.
Voice recognition technology sucks balls in my experience. I have a very audible (some would say loud), clear baritone voice and none of the VOX devices I have used to date can reliably interpret what I say much of the time.

I have said "Call Home" and the VOX will ask "Did you say call Doug Studebaker?"

And I freaking haven't called Doug in well over a year and a half! WTF?
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I thought channel 9 was the police channel?
And you're not kiddin about the causeway being a boring ride.
Ch 9 is supposed to be an emergency channel but nobody follows the rules of CB radio usage anymore. Profanity isnt supposed to be used on the CB radio either but it is. Also, transmissions are supposed to be short but I constantly hear people rambling for minutes on end. In Louisville, Ky there are several people who hog Ch 19, one guy plays a recording on a loop about some guy he believes is a child molester, he even gives out his address and number. Whether he is or not I dont know. Another person plays with a noise maker on the air, machine gun, alien ray gun and falling bombs is all you hear. It makes it very difficult to warn other drivers of speed traps, accidents and construction. Thats my mobile devices pet peeve.
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And I freaking haven't called Doug in well over a year and a half! WTF?
Maybe if you call Doug, while not driving, he can help solve this?
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Maybe if you call Doug, while not driving, he can help solve this?
LOL! Not likely. Doug is a Luddite. I was referring to what I understand is a common complaint with autocorrect, which will default to a word that the phone user will frequently use (often to the user's embarrassment), but that can't be it because I have only called Doug a couple of times on my cell phone. I am also wondering why the Hell the Vox ID can't tell a one syllable word with two words totaling 5 syllables. Seriously? WTF?
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Ch 9 is supposed to be an emergency channel but nobody follows the rules of CB radio usage anymore. Profanity isnt supposed to be used on the CB radio either but it is. Also, transmissions are supposed to be short but I constantly hear people rambling for minutes on end. In Louisville, Ky there are several people who hog Ch 19, one guy plays a recording on a loop about some guy he believes is a child molester, he even gives out his address and number. Whether he is or not I dont know. Another person plays with a noise maker on the air, machine gun, alien ray gun and falling bombs is all you hear. It makes it very difficult to warn other drivers of speed traps, accidents and construction. Thats my mobile devices pet peeve.
CB sucks. No two ways about it. Many truckers and other long haul drivers now use Ham radio. It still works as intended. People who misuse it are not tolerated, and if they do so often they can be hunted down and punished.
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Voice recognition technology sucks balls in my experience. I have a very audible (some would say loud), clear baritone voice and none of the VOX devices I have used to date can reliably interpret what I say much of the time.

I have said "Call Home" and the VOX will ask "Did you say call Doug Studebaker?"

And I freaking haven't called Doug in well over a year and a half! WTF?
Viking, with That Voice have you ever considered radio??
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CB sucks. No two ways about it. Many truckers and other long haul drivers now use Ham radio. It still works as intended. People who misuse it are not tolerated, and if they do so often they can be hunted down and punished.
I think i stopped Using CB radio on the Road In the mid-90's....and As a Kid in the 70's i had close to 3K in CB & Ham Gear....
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Viking, with That Voice have you ever considered radio??
I have been trying to break into radio for a couple of years now. No luck so far. Have you heard me? I posted a couple of videos here somewhere where you can hear my voice.
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I was talking about both. I thought you said if it was important, make a call. Which, if you are driving may depending on the voice recognition you use, require you to take your eyes off the road.

I just hate the 'we need more laws to make us more safe' mentality. Do you really feel a lot safer when the gubment is taking care of you?

Now this popped into my mind. Why not make reckless driving that causes a wreck similar to DUI? If it can be proven they were on the phone, or texting, and caused a wreck hit them with that. Impaired is impaired, no matter what it is. Cell phones leave a record, and the Breathalyzer reads the 'bar tab'.

But leave the people who don't crash their cars alone. Interesting to me, but again, I want less laws, and the ones we have enforced.
I hate the make more laws to make us safe mentality, too. You just can't legislate the stupid out of some people. However, if there are more laws to cover situations like this you can dig a deeper hole in their pocket after the fact.

If some Bozo is riding down the road texting and has a crash you can tack on the texting while driving along with whatever other stupidity he is guilty of. Next thing you know his insurance is looking at the claim and deciding to either raise his rates or cancel his policy. It also adds points to his license, which may or may not lead to a suspension when the charges are added up.

Now, back to the GPS lockout. From a technology standpoint it wouldn't be hard to implement. A similar technology already exists on my car navigation system. As soon as the car starts moving the nav system locks out a lot of the features. My thought is that it would be easier to make the cell phone company implement this than it would be to risk a LEO's azz on the side of the road every time he sees texting while driving.
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