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Ban on texting while driving makes sense

Posted by Shamn on 10/16/2009

Don't text and Drive!!!I know so many people at work who text while driving. Just the amount of people hooked up on cell phones everyday is amazing and getting scary, no kidding! I have seen many drivers not paying attention and the last moment swerves to exit or just going slow in the fast lane, or forgot to yield other drivers. I sometimes wonder why traffic is backed up and going slow. I mean, who likes to drive in 60miles an hour while the car in front of you talking on the cell phone or texting drives like 45miles speed? They forgot that really, eighty five percent of accidents are caused from distractions. When people are texting while driving, the eyes and mental focus are not on the road, it’s on the screen and keypad.
I know cell phones are a great convenience but talking and texting while driving is just dangerous. It’s just so hard to concentrate on the phone conversation while driving. Multitasking while driving just doesn’t work.

Here is some research on driving and cell phone use:

  • A driver’s field of vision, reaction time, and ability to visualize potential hazards decreases when talking or texting on a cell phone while driving.
  • In a study released in 2008 by Carnegie Mellon University, researcher Marcel Just stated that listening to a cell phone while driving can reduce by 37 % the amount of brain activity associated with driving. This can cause drivers to weave out of their lane, based on the performance of subjects using a driving simulator.
  • In December 2008, the University of Utah reaffirmed in their study that hands-free phones are as distracting as handheld models.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company showed that 73% of drivers admit to talking on their cell phone while they are driving. Liberty Mutual Research Institute and SADD reported that teens said texting was their greatest distraction while driving. What does that mean in plain English? Basically means that, of all the things you could do while driving, sending a text message is so incredibly dangerous.  Driving literally demands your full attention.

It’s a common sense that when you drive, you should focus on driving and not talking to your friends or your family. If you need to answer your call, you can just pull over in a safe location and return the call or let them leave a message.  No phone call that is so important than putting the driver in danger and everyone on the road.  

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Bose 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker

Posted by Shamn on 10/09/2009

Retail Price: $99.00

Bose Speaker

I purchased these speakers solely for my laptop 2 months ago and they are great speakers I’ve had for my laptop. The sound quality is absolutely superb and provides higher volume than your built-in speaker. It offers an amazing reproduction on sound, perfect for a smaller place like in your bedroom or just in your office. It also looks sleek on a desk. I listen to a lot of alternative, slow rock and classical, the sound is really well balanced, great mid-tone, bass and treble.  Additional input jacks are great so you can attach different components to the system. The problems I have, there’s no physical way to control the treble or bass, but having said that, the electronic equalizer makes the sound crisp and if you have computer equalizer, you can easily adjust it.  I also noticed, maybe this is just mine,  when you try to put the hard or fast music in a higher volume it doesn’t do well, it sounded weird and distortion is noticeable. The effect is only good at lower volumes. Keep in mind that speaker doesn’t come with on/off switch. If you are thinking of rocking your whole house, or if you want something for your desktop and you’re a big time gamer, I would recommend getting the 3 piece system.  

I would say, depending on your needs, if you are just looking for smaller room, office or just for laptop, I would recommend it but not for someone that’s looking for a party whole night or a big bang on your desk! Overall, great speakers, but really not perfect!

(Please note that all my personal reviews are based on my own personal experience, and is no way impacted to the company mentioned.)

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