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    I think that the patent idea is fine as long as it includes a way to opt-out of it. It feels like I'm being watched by "Big Brother".

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    Right, I'm for the idea of stricter penalties on those who do get caught, rather than have these types of rules set on our operating system. Unless, like you say, that feature is optional. I know a lot of parents that could put this on their child's phone and have it be password protected from being taken off.

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    I dont like this idea there would have to be a way to opt out. What if your on a plane or a passenger in a car? It would be a great option to give to parents to use on their teens that are driving.

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    I would rather rely on stricter enforcement of the law, but this is difficult to do when law enforcement also violates the law they are to enforce.

    Also, if you are a passenger trying to text will this feature kick in? "How do it know"?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pblakeney View Post
    I would rather rely on stricter enforcement of the law, but this is difficult to do when law enforcement also violates the law they are to enforce.

    Also, if you are a passenger trying to text will this feature kick in? "How do it know"?????
    Exactly

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    what if im a passenger in the vehicle would my mobile be affected also, i think it a great idea but should come up with a better way to identify the driver or prohibit anhyone in the driver's seat from using their mobile while driving

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    I suppose that is why it would have to be optional. But then again, that would defeat the purpose of trying to prevent those who will text no matter what.

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    Maybe there is an assumption timing or clock monitor. Meaning if you are driving and trying to text your letter or word entry would be slower because you are typing with one hand vs two if also moving. Otherwise I don't know that I would have chased this one with any resourses given everything else that needs to be done.

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