SewTexas wrote:mojo84 wrote:1911 10MM wrote:mojo84 wrote:1911 10MM wrote:The phone companies can do what they want but it won't solve a darn thing as all of the phones can be hacked to defeat anything the phone companies put in as software. Education is the key not more laws or software.
You think people aren't aware texting and driving is dangerous?
Nothing will be 100% but if something were to be done, I'd prefer it be done by the phone makers rather than the legislature or congress.
It's unreasonable to expect software to fix the problem when it can be defeated. iPhones can be jail broken and everything else can be hacked. The problem isn't the tool, it's the people who use the tool in an improper manner. Are you a proponent for smart guns?
Stop with comparison to anti gun idiots that support smart guns as that is insulting, ridiculous and uncalled for as they are two completely different situations.
The average person is not going to jailbreak their phone in order to defeat the texting while driving safety features is they are installed by the manufacturers of carriers. Like I said, nothing is 100% and I do not believe it should be forced by legislation.
phone mfgs aren't going to force it on their customers without leg, because their customers don't want it, and if they are forced to put it on, yes the average person will figure out how to break it, that will be the first thing they do.
Have you read my other comments in this thread. I've acknowledged no carrier or manufacturer wants to be first. I also said I don't want it to be legislated as I do not like the government getting involved at that level. It is a conundrum and there isn't a perfect answer.
What is your answer?
Also, there are some excellent benefits to jailbreaking a phone or unlocking them. Have you already done it? Most average users have not either.