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who here agrees with me that honda should have made this truck blue tooth capable?
 

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Nextel I605, awsome blue tooth. works perfect in my ridgeline. I sometimes forget I have the ear peice on. Would be nice to listen on a built-in system on the ridge. but causes a problem with other people in the truck, No privacy for the caller/called.
 

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We do We do! Especially with such a nice Navigation system in both our Ridgeline and Accord. I believe that the Acura has the capability.

I wonder if they will introduce it in the 2007 or 2008 models?
 

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Honda is still putting tegether there Yellow tooth model to be marketed in West Virginia.

But since we are on the subject of Cell phones I will get on my soap box. In my area I notice that about fourty percent of the people on the road are on cell phones. You see people sitting around at places, but as soon as they get into there car they are reaching out to touch someone.

I too occasionly use my cell phone when I am driving, and have made some stupid moves. We are not nearly as good at multi-tasking as we think we are. You most assuradly get tunnel vision when you are on the phone,
you may not be driving into anyone but you do loose your periphiral consciousness. It is being recorded that thousands of accidents and deaths per year are being attributed to cell phone use when driving.

I have a friend in the cellular industry, he looks at my like I am the anti-Christ when I get on my soap box, I had proposed that cell signals be blocked on the freeway unless the vehicle is not moving. I can invision a day when using a cell phone when you are driving will be as popular as drinking and driving is today.

Your conversation is not as important as the lives of the people around you. Use the phone with discression.
 

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AMEN MR. FROST!Cell phones in restaurants got'ta go too! I think they should bring back phone booths, not necessarily with pay phones in them and not necessarily for the callers privacy, but to protect the rest of us from loud, rude, obnoxious, inconsiderate a.. h....! Could put a large exhust fan in them too for smokers. The obvious answer is to simply step outside with you phone, but no! Ok, I am starting a rant. I'll stop..... Way off topic... sorry
 

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STEVE FROST said:
Honda is still putting tegether there Yellow tooth model to be marketed in West Virginia.

But since we are on the subject of Cell phones I will get on my soap box. In my area I notice that about fourty percent of the people on the road are on cell phones. You see people sitting around at places, but as soon as they get into there car they are reaching out to touch someone.

I too occasionly use my cell phone when I am driving, and have made some stupid moves. We are not nearly as good at multi-tasking as we think we are. You most assuradly get tunnel vision when you are on the phone,
you may not be driving into anyone but you do loose your periphiral consciousness. It is being recorded that thousands of accidents and deaths per year are being attributed to cell phone use when driving.

I have a friend in the cellular industry, he looks at my like I am the anti-Christ when I get on my soap box, I had proposed that cell signals be blocked on the freeway unless the vehicle is not moving. I can invision a day when using a cell phone when you are driving will be as popular as drinking and driving is today.

Your conversation is not as important as the lives of the people around you. Use the phone with discression.
I agree completely. I want to post a public notice that reads along the lines:

"Yes, your SUV will run very well without your cellphone in your ear."

Boy, talk about an old grump!

It just bugs me that people who can just manage to drive a compact car feel perfectly comfortable driving two or three tons of SUV or truck one handed.
 

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STEVE FROST said:
Honda is still putting tegether there Yellow tooth model to be marketed in West Virginia.

But since we are on the subject of Cell phones I will get on my soap box. In my area I notice that about fourty percent of the people on the road are on cell phones. You see people sitting around at places, but as soon as they get into there car they are reaching out to touch someone.

I too occasionly use my cell phone when I am driving, and have made some stupid moves. We are not nearly as good at multi-tasking as we think we are. You most assuradly get tunnel vision when you are on the phone,
you may not be driving into anyone but you do loose your periphiral consciousness. It is being recorded that thousands of accidents and deaths per year are being attributed to cell phone use when driving.

I have a friend in the cellular industry, he looks at my like I am the anti-Christ when I get on my soap box, I had proposed that cell signals be blocked on the freeway unless the vehicle is not moving. I can invision a day when using a cell phone when you are driving will be as popular as drinking and driving is today.

Your conversation is not as important as the lives of the people around you. Use the phone with discression.
I agree completely. I want to post a public notice that reads along the lines:

"Yes, your SUV will run very well without your cellphone in your ear."

Boy, talk about an old grump!

It just bugs me that people who can just manage to drive a compact car feel perfectly comfortable driving two or three tons of SUV or truck one handed.
 

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While I generally agree that most people shouldn't drive and use their cell at the same time, some of these people shouldn't drive and chew gum at the same time. I talk on the cell phone while driving about once a month because in my job I am required to be reachable. I tell people that I am driving and that I can take no notes, and may require them to repeat things because my first priority is driving my vehicle until I can get off at my exit. I purposely check my mirrors more frequently and try to keep a closer eye on the road than normal. My cell phone is always set for hands free operation so my hands never leave the wheel. This is why I would like a blue tooth setup in my truck so that on the one time a month I must answer the phone it reduces the additional things I have to deal with like turning off the radio.

That said, if they outlawed phones on the road, I wouldn't be disappointed, it would give me an excuse not to answer the phone while I am driving and to tell people I couldn't take their call because I was between locations.
 

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Spritegeezer said:
I agree completely. I want to post a public notice that reads along the lines:

"Yes, your SUV will run very well without your cellphone in your ear."

Boy, talk about an old grump!

It just bugs me that people who can just manage to drive a compact car feel perfectly comfortable driving two or three tons of SUV or truck one handed.
Well I am actually fairly used to driving a vehicle pretty much one handed from driving a standard transmission, but that doesn't change the fact that personally if I don't have my hands free kit I don't use the phone period. I do not answer or talk on the phone if it requires me to hold the phone in the car.

Believe me when I say, I am not really in support of people using cell phones in cars, in fact I voted for the referendum to outlaw cell phones in cars. My personal feeling though is that people smoking in cars tend to be just about as dangerous, and at least cell phone users don't tend to litter as often.
 

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Just as dangerous, if not as frequent...... the folks that eat their fast food while driving. Let's not forget the folks that are searching around for CD's and my personal favorite that I spot every so often, the guy reading the newspaper while driving! Don't even wanna get started on the smokers that are busy smoking; holding the cig in one hand and lighting it with the other. And, of course, flicking it out the window when they are done so that I can participate in the adult version of dodge ball.

As for my own confession, I think I am a much better driver now, while talking on the cell phone, than I was dealing with two fighting kids!

I will be honest, now that I have XM I don't tolerate cell phone conversations near as much, I can't stand the interruption to my channel :p
 

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Oh, I agree Capt. I once saw a guy eating a bowl of soup while driving on the freeway! I've seen them reading newspapers. I agrre we all have cell phones so we can conduct business. I will generally take a call, explain I'm driving, excuse myself, find a safe place to park and call back. That way I can put full attention on the call. Most of my customers appreciate it.
 

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Just as dangerous, if not as frequent...... the folks that eat their fast food while driving. Let's not forget the folks that are searching around for CD's :p
I agree. A young lady in Hollister,CA a couple of years ago plowed through a bunch of bicylists, killing several, because she was trying to find a CD. I think it would be a great idea if everyone took one step back and put everything into perspective. Ain't gonna happen though.
 

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If we are going to legislate no cell phones while driving, then what's next? No smoking while driving? No eating while driving? No listening to music while driving? No drinking coffee while driving? No having a conversation with passengers while driving? All of those things CAN be distractions, but while some people are unable to multi-task, some are. One of the great benefits to having bluetooth (which, by the way, was what this thread was supposed to be about) is that it minimizes the distraction, by allowing you to answer your phone w/o looking away from the road.

I agree that this was a MAJOR oversight by Honda in not including it in the RL. It is actually one of the reasons I haven't bought one. I have been looking into aftermarket upgrades that will work with the stereo/nav unit just as the ones in their Acura line. To me, this isn't a luxury item as much as it is a safety item.
 

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I have a bluetooth phone and a bluetooth headset. What more do you want? Don't tell me you want the stereo to bluetooth headset. In this state (California) wearing a stereo headset (both ears covered) is illegal. Of course its illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet and also illegal to drive a car WITH a helmet on. Go figure.

Most of these laws seem like a good idea at the time. A better solution, as I've already indicate, is for each of us to evaluate our own situation and be willing to face the consequences of that evaluation. More laws are not what I'm advocating. A little more of that most uncommon of commodities "common sense" is all I ask.
 

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Spritegeezer said:
I have a bluetooth phone and a bluetooth headset. What more do you want? Don't tell me you want the stereo to bluetooth headset. In this state (California) wearing a stereo headset (both ears covered) is illegal.

Having an integrated bluetooth is more than just providing wireless way to communicate with your phone. I also have a bluetooth earpiece which is convenient, but having it integrated with your stereo is much easier, more comfortable, and safer. Instead of having to reach over and turn the stereo down/off, it disables the stereo and broadcasts your call thru the existing stereo speakers, allowing you to stay focused on the road.
 

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Too bad there isn't a law against just driving bad. Then that way we could just group all these "reckless" driving habits. So instead of making a law against cell phones, against eating, against putting on makeup, against etc etc etc. The police could see someone driving (lets just call it) reckless and give them a ticket.

Oh wait there is a law against reckless driving. I wonder if people in the government just want you to feel like they are doing something, outlawing cell phones while driving is a feel good grand standing attempt. They should make laws against driving bad (which they have) not against cell phones or putting on makeup etc etc.

I think a big chuck of people have trouble driving even when they aren't on cell phones. I want them to get tickets. I also see hundreds of people each day that have no problem driving while on a cell phone. The problem is a bad driver does something to you and all you see is the cell phone. What about each time you pass someone who isn't doing anything wrong, start looking, everyone is on a cell phone.

Oh to keep it on topic, I wish it had Blue tooth. :)

Kevin
 

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I agree that this was a MAJOR oversight by Honda in not including it in the RL. It is actually one of the reasons I haven't bought one.
Are you saying you don't own a Ridgeline for this reason? I find that hard to believe. You're missing something way more important than Blue Tooth!
 
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I do use my phone on ocassion in Ridgena. I always make sure I am in an area not heavy with traffic and I am not trying to accomplish anything else like writing, changing the radio station, etc.
I saw a woman driving her little red neon the other day with this happening inside at the same time:
1. cigarette hanging out of her mouth
2. cell phone under her chin
3. driving ( if that's what you call it )
4. trying to put a pacifier in the mouth of a child who was NOT in a car seat. If I was a cop, I would have had her behind bars in minutes.
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And it's always the innocent children who suffer. Makes me cry.
 
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