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#2444796 - 02/01/18 04:07 PM texting vs new cars touch screens
theraif Offline

Registered: 10/03/03
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so when is touch screen controls going to be bad idea

#2444798 - 02/01/18 04:12 PM Re: texting vs new cars touch screens [Re: theraif]
amxautox Offline
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Already is. Takes too much time away from paying attention to the driving requirement.

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Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths

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#2444809 - 02/01/18 04:32 PM Re: texting vs new cars touch screens [Re: theraif]
EV2Bird Offline
No more politics

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 4662
Loc: Kansas Roads Between 0 and 140...
Ive been thinking that for a few years, and one has to ask how much money the gov. or even insurance companies makes off the tickets/cases of cell related issues vs just making phones that wont work while in motion or some sort of filter.

I think my state law for distracted driving is 3 seconds off of watching the road no matter what it is but ive had friends stopped for drinking coffee while driving, so.

Just another half/azzed regulated thing/problem that keeps getting worse and no one really seems to care as long as some profit from it.

#2444939 - 02/01/18 08:38 PM Re: texting vs new cars touch screens [Re: theraif]
OhioMopar Offline

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8455
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By theraif
so when is touch screen controls going to be bad idea

When I had Uconnect on my Scatpack, I could answer texts and calls with the steering wheel controls. It even told me who was contacting me.

Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

#2445117 - 02/02/18 08:37 AM Re: texting vs new cars touch screens [Re: theraif]
DaytonaTurbo Offline

Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 21080
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
My car doesn't have touch screen stuff but I think people place a lot more focus and urgency on texts on their phones than gps or radio touchscreen settings.

#2445432 - 02/02/18 09:03 PM Re: texting vs new cars touch screens [Re: theraif]
KD800X Offline
super stock

Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 701
Loc: NW Pa.
I've been asking the same thing.
I hate that stupid monitor. As I'm going down the road I glance over and It's telling me to keep my eyes on the road.
How ever in order to clear it I have to take my eyes off the road and touch the screen. HOW Freaking stupid.
Then when I'm backing up it about blinds you because of the darn camera.

OH HOW DID we ever get a long with out this stuff.


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