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Iowa DOT asks motorists to take the 'No-phone challenge'

GasBuddy Blog -- There's a good reason why our grandparents used to tell us 'silence is golden.' For too many of us, the tremendous value of those simple lessons they tried to teach us is lost. Fortunately, the Iowa Dept. of Transportation is still trying!

In the interest of public safety, the Iowa Dept. of Transportation launched its "No phone challenge" as another way to get people to think, pay attention, and hopefully refrain from choosing distractions over the common sense choices for driving safety we should all embrace.

Heading into last weekend, the agency asked motorists this simple question: Can you put your phone down when you are driving?

What do you think? Can YOU do it? Will you?

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Submitted Jul 27, 2012 By: PD
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sheisme
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:01:38 PM

safety FIRST is always best.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:54:55 AM

too often the phone drains the brain faster than a text message is being sent.

Nice to see that someone is TRYING to reverse the egocentric trending.
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wisparks180
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:25:17 AM

Some states like New York State you can get a ticket for talking on the phone while driving and I agree unless you are using a hands free device that automatically answers your phone without touching it. This should be mandatory in all states.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:12:15 PM

everyone needs to do this
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:50:16 PM

They won't.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:09:27 AM

Yes I can as I don't have a cell phone
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:36:02 AM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:32:27 AM

Old article again.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:03:38 AM

k
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Old news
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:54:43 AM

yesterday's news
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:51:28 AM

Re-post
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:45:14 AM

Three days for this not so newsworthy item?
Cellphone down
hands at thumb locks
seatbelts fastened...

and it will be the same anytime I hit the road.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:41:06 AM

Still being "challanged" from yesterday! Not sure it's doing much yet!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:40:16 AM

Okay!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:38:17 AM

Sounds like common sense should prevail.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:33:34 AM

Old blog.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:23:28 AM

Ok.
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good
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:09:45 AM

Thanks for posting this.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:07:54 AM

yea sure
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:07:53 AM

Okay I won't drive when on the phone...in Iowa. (That's what you say when you get a ticket there, "I owe WHAAAA??")
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:06:36 AM

Hang up and drive.
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good
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:59:04 AM

good people don't drive&talk
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:58:22 AM

Cell phones cause a heck of a lot more wrecks than blondes bending over.....
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:50:00 AM

weekend lack of news repost
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:47:21 AM

As I said yesterday, Talk or Drive.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:45:06 AM

...like I said yesterday, PLEASE people, stop the madness...stop texting and yakking on the phone and be here now...quit dialing and drive...
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Put it in your trunk.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:42:43 AM

Doubt if there will be many motorists to take the challenge.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:40:01 AM

Another repeat story.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:38:44 AM

ok
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Ok
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oldie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 3:22:56 AM

I never use a cell phone while driving OR a hands free device either! Distracted driving is just as dangerous as having a cell phone to your ear or a blue tooth device stuck in your ear! If your ears are covered, you can't hear sirens, horns, traffic, voice or anything going on around you that makes noise and it could be important!!!!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Yup
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Okay
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old news
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No more hype and chains!
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No more hype and chains!
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I'll do better. Not go to Iowa.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:50:30 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:46:11 AM

I have never text and driven but have used my phone and it is hard not to use the phone for calls, but with the cell phones prohibited in Nevada while driving I do comply. Amazing how many people here STILL are using their phones! It is hard to report Gas Prices when driving so I just pull off the road to enter Gas Prices (and text if I have to). We all got spoiled with cell phones. How did we manage 20 years ago? I do know some people who can safelt drive while using a phone but I am in favor of no phone while driving.
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time to move on
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ok
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ok
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Old news...
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ok..
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old article spare me
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Do it for the rest of us.
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