Skip to comments.DoT exploring technology that would disable cell phones in cars
Posted on 12/03/2010 3:33:04 PM PST by Innovative
The Transportation Department is looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
"There's a lot of technology out there that can disable phones and we're looking at that," LaHood said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"I think it will be done," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
I have a better idea -- why not just assign a government worker to each car, to supervise the driver.
(obviously I am being sarcastic)
man our rights and freedoms are like spit on a hot griddle
Great! I’m sure I’ll be able to make a fine income supplement selling technology that disables technology that disables cell phones.
Its a good thing nobody in a car ever has to call 911.... /sarc
You can’t fix stupid!!
No hands free, passengers won’t be able to make calls either, you’d have to pull over and get out of your vehicle to make a call. Can you lean against your car to make a call? How far away from your vehicle will you have to be.
So there you are in a wreck, trapped in your car down an embankment and can’t call for help. How about Onstar?
God save us from these idiots.
Oh, sure, have a wreck and you can’t call for an ambulance. Real smart there, huh. So, you can’t sit in your car while it’s raining and buzz your spouse that you’re at the front door to pick him up from work? You can’t call the kids to come bring in the groceries? You’re in a bad neighborhood but you can’t call for directions out of it? If they block cell phones, will GPS and On Star also be blocked? Nope, sorry, not a good idea.
These people are out of control! Period, end of sentence!
Lahood is a hood from IL. He wants to track our cars with GPS and make us pay by the mile. He wants to have our cars record all data..and he wants to prevent us or are passengers from using a cell phone. He wants to force us into using trains.. And they call conservatives nazi’s?
Lahood is supposed to be a token GOP member of the cabinet, but it sounds like he is king of the Rino’s.
How about putting DHS in charge of placing spy cameras at every intersection and arresting people who use a cell phone? How about mandatory check points where people using cell phones can be stopped and run through Naked Body Scanners to save time and be more efficient? Check them also to see if they have illegally grown tomatoes or other home grown produce not approved by Monsanto? Please Congress pass some more laws to bind the American public with the chains of slavery and serfdom that we deserve because you are all so smart and we are all just stupid hicks clinging to our guns and religion.
This is nothing but an attempt to move consumers to On Star which is a Government Motors product. Cell phones are direct competition to this product and they dont like it. Not too long ago there was a commercial running were a guy gets into a accident and cant find his cell phone because of the impact. The hook was that On Star was there and came to the rescue.
I am the operator of a public utility. A water company. I have the responsibility for the health and the safety of 1,500 people. I’m on 24 hour, 365 days a year, emergency call. I have a cell phone for only one reason; that I can be reached no matter what I’m doing. This is stoopid! What about Doctors, etc.? This is stoopid!!!!!
Unreal this bunch is. What about amber alerts? among other 9/11 emergency’s.
Just saying... They wanna pull out international law, I can do the same.
Take the heart of a leader whose body reeks with B.O.
Next make a laHood Ornament by covering the body with Tar after inserting the Heart!
Construct a car with Micelle Radiac tires.
Make sure the frame is properly Ailinskied.
place it in the middle of the Mojave Desert under a full moon, (I can perform that!)
Voila cell phones would be french fries no chili please.
>This is nothing but an attempt to move consumers to On Star which is a Government Motors product.
You’re being carjacked...
you’re having a medical emergency...
you’ve just witnessed a crash...
You need to dial 911 ASAP...
and Ray LaHood says pull over and find a pay phone.
I already took care of this. I registered as a democrat.
Follow the money trail to the technology, just like the money trail on the RAPISTscan TSA machines lead right to Chertoff and others.
Alcohol, tobacco, firearms ... and cell phones.
Okay Feingold, yet another chance to say something, another chance to get all dramatically enraged...
So not even your passenger can use the cell phone????
They will probably implement something that prevents the working of buttons on a phone, like they do with GPS when the car is in motion. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.
Now that you mention it, I supposed Homeland Security could make the argument that cell phone users in cars are domestic TERRORISTS! Obama could just order them all shot.
Damn Obama and his administration.
Because the OnStar(tm) commands are transmitted over the .8 or 1.9GHz bands.
Presumably this will raise the price of a new car by another thousand dollars.
How much government mandated junk are we already paying for in our cars?
Lahood from da hood wants a lot of things he ain’t gonna git. The pinko. ;)
No, Secretary LaHood. Bad idea. Here in Southern California, people live in their cars and on their phones. I say this not as a threat but as a simple fact: You will have people of all political parties trying to kill you guys.
Liberals are either just full bore on 100% of totally off.
Why use common sense when you either say “all must do it” or “none can do it”?
The solution is simple. IF people get into accidents and a cell phone is suspected being in use during the accident, PUT A PENALTY MULTIPLIER ON WHATEVER THEY ARE CHARGED WITH. If they cause manslaughter, triple the penalty because they were on a cell phone at the time. Nailed with distracted driving because of an accident? Multiply the penalty. Cause an accident on the phone, the penalty doubles or triples. Cause a death and it’s multiplied to felony manslaughter and loss of license for awhile. We are so lenient towards people who kill others using a car, compared to how we treat those with a firearm or knife. A car is a deadly weapon, you can kill so easily with it. The fact most don’t is immaterial.
You only nail the people who actually get into trouble with the phone. Not the rest of us. There are times when you are following a drunk that you’ll call 911, or if you are phoning in an accident. Sometimes it’s a lot safer to keep moving phoning in problems. I think most calls in the car can wait, and the only time I’ve ever called while driving is for 911 calls, but unless actual harm has come about, don’t charge anyone with anything.
Are we ready for the pitchforks yet? What is it gonna take to overthrow these tyrants?
ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP!!
Imagine taking a long trip with your kids who cannot text and would rather be elsewhere. I can see an increase in the homicide rate.
These people are so damned stupid.
So in case of emergencies???? You’re trapped in your car for five days or so but can’t call 911 ... almost the same reasoning for plastic bags ... don’t kill trees for paper bags but now plastic bags are being banned. Don’t you just love the reasoning of these people?
These are the kind of State controls the left has been imposing in Britain.
I dunno, we survived without having immediate phone and texting in cars growing up. I’m sure today’s kids will also...LOL
Too Late to Phone Home! You can already buy these in China.
God save us from these idiots.
"Progressives," leftists, and statists are only concerned with "doing good" and "good intentions." It never matters that their "good intentions" often wind up killing people. Leftists' "good intentions are littered with the bodies of millions of innocent people they claim to be trying to help. And they never take responsibility for their damage, since they "meant well."
Big Brother gets bigger every day.
I’ll be your first customer. I’m really starting to get pissed-off with my government. This is not just politics. This is the action of enemies of the state.
Why not just ban private ownership of vehicles?
And this technology can tell the difference between a driver’s phone and one of the passengers?
I’m with you 100%.
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