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    Taking pics of watches while driving...why?

    I don't get it. That's so dangerous. I saw one pic earlier with the speedometer clearly visible at least 40mph on it. Others clearly on highways. Are we so desperate to upload a photo of the watch on our wrist to risk our lives over it? I admit to sneaking one at a stop light before but not while flying down a highway.

    Wus has a thread with like 5000 of these pics in it. It scares me to see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chicago View Post
    I don't get it. That's so dangerous. I saw one pic earlier with the speedometer clearly visible at least 40mph on it. Others clearly on highways. Are we so desperate to upload a photo of the watch on our wrist to risk our lives over it? I admit to sneaking one at a stop light before but not while flying down a highway.

    Wus has a thread with like 5000 of these pics in it. It scares me to see.


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    Yes. And it is not just putting your own life at risk, but putting innocent others at risk, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicago View Post
    I don't get it. That's so dangerous, I saw one pic earlier with the speedometer clearly visible at least 40mph on it
    Obviously +1 , anyone doing anything other than concentrating driving, whilst driving, is a complete idiot

    PS: I have no idea of what this other place is that you mention ?

    Actually I think whoever posted the 40mph one should have been totally slapped down and taken to task on this peculiar forum you talk of... is that what happened ?

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    Hell no. I've taken my share of pictures in the FedEx parking lot but never while actually driving. Couple years ago they introduced a Distracted Driving law here, which isn't a bad thing even if it is a touch overreaching. Automatic $500 fine. And you still see idiots texting while driving and the like.

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    I take watch pictures when I'm in my car, but not while I'm driving. Parked in a parking lot, for instance.

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    I just clicked through the unmentionable forums thread and while i won't name any names but i saw at least one photo of a prominent member with what looked like 70mph on the speedometer and a highway in the windshield, a number with 20 mph, and a lot of 0 mph ones. I don't know if they were selfies or if they were taking by other passengers but in either cases as a community i think we should consider discouraging "hand on steering wheel" shots categorically
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    I think there ought to be a contest to see who can go the fastest and snap a pix of their watch and the speedo! And it's an automatic disqualification having the passenger take it... just my thoughts....


    After reading the above post... I think the bar has been set at 72mph minimum (because we're better than WUS).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGtime View Post
    Yes. And it is not just putting your own life at risk, but putting innocent others at risk, as well.
    +1 It's just an incredibly stupid thing to do (as is talking, and texting). Might as well just put on a blindfold and go driving. Dumb dumb dumb.
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    I've also taken pictures behind the wheel but only when stopped at a light or parked. Aside from the danger of taking a picture while looking at your watch while driving there's also the fact that you're probably not going to get a great picture while trying to focus on both.

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