Pretty much everyone uses their phone while driving

By Shawn Knight · 29 replies
Apr 18, 2017
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  1. I agree with you about the phones. The nav system is another matter for me. I find the electronic ones, as well as the human ones, annoying. My normal passengers (wife and daughter) have been reassigned to systems officers because neither has any sense of direction and never learned to read a proper map. I would rather just get a little short-term lost and rely on up-to-date paper maps to find my way. Never, ever, not no way, no how will I ask anybody for directions. I know how to get around in the small city in which I live, but pay no attention to the street names – not even in my own neighborhood. I've encountered far too many others who are the same and I have ended up in the boonies. If the nav system works for you, great, and good on you for supporting the effort to put a stop to a stupid and dangerous habit.
  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +250

    Sat navs got off to a very bad start and my first was made by Evesham. It had five star reviews but was so awful that I almost gave up. The models now available are light years ahead of the earlier systems. I love my TomTom though you do have to work at mastering the settings.
  3. Why do people always have to know how to get to where they think they want to go? I know a guy who was riding his motorcycle to Sturgis, SD from somewhere in XXXXXXX of the country and ended up in XXXXXX. No worries. A GPS wouldn't have helped much since he didn't know where he was to begin with. He eventually got to Sturgis where time and distance from anything else are suspended in the glory of just being there.

    Edited to protect the innocent. :cool:
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 27, 2017
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,652   +1,092

    "A GPS wouldn't have helped much since he didn't know where he was to begin with."
    isn't that the first thing the GPS could have told him? :D
  5. Well, yes, but ... you have know to the guy. At least he didn't end up in Laos. That's all I'm gonna say.
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