Though there are a number of Cyburbia threads that deal with cell phones and their impact on our society, I did not see a thread that asks the specific question "Do you use a cell phone while driving?".
My wife and stepson both have cell phones. My son's family has a couple and no landline. This Bear has no cell phone, so the answer for me is easy: Don't have one (1) so I can't very well use something I don't have, while I'm driving.
OTOH.....my wife is always on the dang cell. Quite often, while she cruises down the road.
A couple business associates just about "met their maker" on a narrow 2-lane in mid-New York state, early one (1) morning. The driver was on the phone and swayed into the oncoming lane. According to the passenger, it was just a matter of inches separating these guys from a head-on.....cell phone usage caused.
(I believe that in New York state it is illegal to use a cell while driving.)
When I went to the doctor the other morning I was in a line of stopped traffic. I started to observe all of the people on cell phones. Just about everybody next to me or around me was on the phone.
How did all of these people "get by" in life without cells? I don't remember long lines of automobiles at the old drive-up pay phones.
Many corporations, on the advise of lawyers, are starting to relook at their rules concerning cell phone usage. Some organizations have already changed their work rules to NOT allow cell phone usage while driving.
You can tell me....what's your view? What do you do? What is your organization's regulation, if any?