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Be honest. Who touches their phone when driving?

Answered 7 months ago


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7 months ago
No I don’t. I found myself being tempted by notifications so now I leave my handbag with the phone inside, in the boot of my car when I drive. can’t get to it and can’t hear the notifications so I deal with anything once I’m at the destination.

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7 months ago
I never have. Phone is inside my bag on the passenger floor.

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7 months ago
Never. My handbag with my phone gets put in the boot.

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7 months ago
Nope!!! My phone stays in my handbag which sits on the passenger side floor. No phone call or message is more important then a life.

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7 months ago
Same. Never and if I ever really need to look at it, I will pull over when safe to do so

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7 months ago
I was tempted to once, I was stuck in traffic and wanted to put music on. I hadn't actually touched the phone, just thought about it when an unmarked police car behind me had the lights come on. I panicked until I realised that it wasn't for me, but it has stopped any temptation!

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7 months ago
Yes I used to. For Spotify or something. It was so bad I'll admit it, I was so distracted if I heard it go off. Now I have a lock on it so notifications and stuff don't go off while I'm driving and it's much better. Not distracted anymore

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7 months ago
I have had a mobile phone for 30 years and never once answered it. Recently, with google maps now available, I have never touched it for that either.
I am just so paranoid aware that a moments inattention could mean a lifetime of paralysis, for me, or someone else.

Before this law was brought in, I would be waiting at a left hand turn onto a major street, waiting to enter stationary traffic, and there would be 6 cars in a row, stationary at the lights, all with women drivers, kids in the car, heads down, concentrating on their phones. Occasionally they would look up to see if the car in front of them had moved, then whack their foot on the accelerator, to close the gap.
None of them would have seen me coming in from their left to enter the row of traffic, when a decent size gap had opened up. None of them looked to the side.
It was really unnerving.
I am so glad the penalties now are stiff, and there are surveillance cameras. Those changes should have been done years ago.

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7 months ago
I change music it’s propped up on my radio, so I guess I justify it cos I literally use it like the radio

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7 months ago
Nah. I have it where i can see my screen. A msg is not urgent. If its my child's school canllng then I'll park somewhere asap to return the call.

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7 months ago
Nope. A 1k fine and 4 demerit points for even touching it in QLD.

I'm the one who shoots dagger eyes at people using them while driving.... Oh, wait, they don't see my car or other oncoming traffic because they're looking at their phone.....

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7 months ago
Lol. I give the stink eye too. A few weeks ago, some guy was driving erratically and we could swear he was texting. Turns out he was reading instructions on the back of a product. Wtf?

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7 months ago
Hubby does it and it drives me batshit crazy. I yell at him for it when I'm in the car and I tell the kids to as well (they do and tell me). You want to risk crashing then do it without me and the kids in the car mate

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7 months ago
Nope, unless Ive pulled over.

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7 months ago
Honestly, Yes.
All the time for Spotify 😬 I also pick it up and look at my home screen when I'm at traffic lights and on empty roads in case the notifications I heard were something important I need to stop for, I work and drive and work between driving to differrent workplaces all day at once, it's SO hard not to.
I do always pull over to text and email.. really though, while we are being honest, I only actually do so because I can't physically type and drive, I've tried, I'm way too un-coordinated.