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  •  I wonder if it would be possible (0+ / 0-)

    to implement something that wouldn't allow your phone to operate while moving faster than a walking or running speed. Obviously people rooting their phones would be able to disable it, but people would also be able to disable a signal blocker.

    •  The phone would need an accelerometer (0+ / 0-)

      ... at which point, it would be trivial. A number of smartphones have them, already.

      •  But it should be legal (0+ / 0-)

        for passengers in busses, trains and cars to use their 'phones.   (Though they do annoy me whenever I take the train.)

        The opposite of pro is con. So what's the opposite of progress?

        by DSPS owl on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 01:11:59 AM PDT

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      •  Connected to the ignition switch. (0+ / 0-)

        If the car is ON, the phone is OFF. Simple enough, and prevents even parking lot speed distractions.

        •  You wouldn't even need (0+ / 0-)

          to put a device in your car to disable it if a Cell was activated. Need to think one thru folks. I have known of at least three people that have been saved by their cell phones GPS signal.
          Texting or making a call is a different thing. The technology to disable the phones texting or phone services need to be explored and implemented. Retrofitting every car on the road ain't gonna happen as it's simply not financially feasible. I do like the idea that if you are caught driving and texting whether or not your in an accident or not you lose the privilege of having a cell phone for a period of time and just as I'm firmly against plea bargaining DWI, DUI or DUS down I would like to see this as well as those other misdemeanors treated with mandatory sentencing which I'm firmly against in most cases but in some it does have it's place.
          You really don't need to disable the vehicle or the phone, just make it so the horn begins blaring the second you attempt to text or make a call while the vehicle is in motion. It would embarrass the hell out of the driver and call attention to the perpetrator at the same time.    

          "The Liberty of Democracy is not safe if the People tolerate the growth of Private Power to a point where it becomes stronger than their Democratic State itself. That, in it's essence, is Fascism, ownership of Government by an individual or a Group" FDR

          by Kirk Welch on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 03:42:55 PM PDT

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