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OK time to fess up --- do you disable Garmin Safe Mode

 

Ok, I'll be the first ... the first to confess that the first thing I do with a new Garmin GPS is disable the "Safe Mode" so that I can fiddle with the touch screen while I fly down the expressway ... both eyes on the road and my third eye on the GPS screen.

I'm actual quite adept at drinking a pop, fiddling with the Garmin, and driving at the same time. I don't try to talk on the phone however. Hey, even I have my attention span limits!

Does anybody have their Garmin set to the Safe Mode.

Come on, fess up.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago
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yep

disable

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John_nuvi_

What is the Safe Mode, by the way?

What is the Safe Mode, by the way?

you bet

Of course - how many accidents would be caused by people slamming on their brakes in the middle of the interstate to reprogam their unit because they change where they wanted to go..

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

r u kidding ?

cbwatts wrote:

Ok, I'll be the first ... the first to confess that the first thing I do with a new Garmin GPS is disable the "Safe Mode" so that I can fiddle with the touch screen while I fly down the expressway ... both eyes on the road and my third eye on the GPS screen.

I'm actual quite adept at drinking a pop, fiddling with the Garmin, and driving at the same time. I don't try to talk on the phone however. Hey, even I have my attention span limits!

Does anybody have their Garmin set to the Safe Mode.

Come on, fess up.

Safe mode, not me smile

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

That is why the wife comes

That is why the wife comes along to handle the screen.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

I do....

I do....

disabled

disabled

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

Official Navigator duties

charlesd45 wrote:

That is why the wife comes along to handle the screen.

Playing with the GPS is one of the duties of the official navigator It gives them something to do while in the right seat.

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ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Keeps them busy.The only

Keeps them busy.The only problem is that can find out where all the shopping areas are at.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

I considered disabling this

I considered disabling this many times, but the times I've literally had to jam the brakes to avoid rear ending someone while poking buttions on the Nuvi leaves me with my "warden" with the notice. Seriously, as much as I've become a mulit tasker in the car, fiddling with the GPS is really problematic.

Disabled

All My Gpsr are Disabled from safe mode

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

no, it causes more trouble

no, it causes more trouble because when you do have something to type or change or find out, its locked at that takes your attention away from the road and now all of your attention is on the Garmin wondering why it wont work.
Then you figure, oh thats right, the screen lock is on. Then you mess around with that little lock and BOOM!
Your garmin is now in the guy's backseat that is in front of you

Yes

disabled.

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Peter

Disabled so I can talk on my cell phone

Disabled so I can talk on my cell phone and search for the nearest Starbucks while going 85 mph on the freeway out in SoCal.

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Safe Mode is

disabled at all times.

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

Disabled when first got it...

.

Safe Mode

It was the first thing I did when I got my 780. Had done it with my Street Pilot, Nuvi 360 and 660. Ya just gotta be careful messing with it on the road.

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John Every Day Above Ground is a Good Day! Nuvi 360,660 and 780

disable

wink

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nuvi 2757LM

Yes.

Yes.

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nüvi 750 & 760

Click wheel

Safe mode? We don't need no stinkin' safe mode!

Ha!

I figure using my touch screen on my Nuvi while speeding down the expressway is much safer than when I used to use the click wheel on my Garmin I5 ... although, I gotta admit ... I got pretty good using that click wheel on the old GPS.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

Disabled

Safe mode was first thing I disabled. Although I rarely mess with my Garmin while driving. I'm too busy texting on my cell phone!

I always ride bare

I always ride bare back.....ohhh, I mean, I have SAFE MODE disabled! (LOL)

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Your Portion Of Light Whether you are a brilliant flame or but a tiny spark matters not-for the world needs whatever portion of light is yours to give.

YES I DID

twisted
YES I DID

NUVI 5000 & NUVI 200W

Yep

Let's see: Phone in one hand - punching on the GPS with the other hand while driving. Can life be better?

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Mark - Nuvi 265T NUVI 50LM

Better?

mstarn wrote:

Let's see: Phone in one hand - punching on the GPS with the other hand while driving. Can life be better?

Better?, a cig, a cold beer between the legs and the sweetie to fondle in the pasenger seat, but I don't have any hands left. Well, maybe a cigarette, definitely the lady though wink

safe mode disabled

pencil me in for *disable*

The First Thing I Did....

was disable it.

To me it is too stringent in not allowing you to change settings.

I may want to change what's displayed while I'm driving many of the rural roads around here with no traffic.

I am careful about it though. Anything that takes too much button pushing I won't do unless I'm stopped.

If safe I can't multi task

disable,,, I can drive 55 and steer with my knees work the gps and eat a hamburger oh yea razz

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><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><-><- 4-Garmin Nuvi 760>>>> Owner: Sunrise Mechanical A/C & Heating,, Peoria, Arizona

Disabled? Dang Right!

Disabled? Dang Right!

yup

disabled

Unanimous

It looks like 100 percent of us are practicing UNSAFE gps'ing.

So much for our gps education system.

Maybe if they start teaching safe (mode) gps'ing at an earlier age, we all wouldn't be flying down the expressway at break-neck speed, fondling our touch screens and click wheels.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

wife

Oh yeah, and for those of you who said you let your wife handle the touch screen from the passenger seat ... say what?

I tried that once with my wife, and she said "I can't find the map! What's a goto? It isn't finding any PLACES OF IMPORTANCE (her version of POI)(No matter how many times I tell her what POI stands for)".

And the number one reason I don't let my wife handle the GPS is she keeps asking me ... "Hey, how come I don't see any icons on the map?"

So, I said .... Honey, from now on, I'll operate the device from the driver's seat. You just sit there and drink your wine.

And that was the last time she touched my touch screen.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

time to fess up

Sometimes I do.

Disable

Never had it on safe mode, shame on me.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Yep

Yep, I disabled it.

It messes with my phone connection for some reason, with it on, my phone doesn't register, with it off it does.

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Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2015.10) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

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cbwatts wrote:

... fondling our touch screens and click wheels.

Hey now. Lets keep it PG-13. LOL

So disabled

no doubt about it.

Garmin Save $

Garmin could save a lot of money by doing away with the safe mode and pass the savings on to us customers.........

Disabled

Never has or will ever be enabled

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

I think it was disabled in a

I think it was disabled in a shade under 30 seconds.

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d bad

Disabled like a bad habit

Like others have said, one of the first things I changed.

you bet.

its always disabled. with my radar detector, laser jammer, cellphone, laptop with evdo modem and gps all beeping randomly, im occasionally distracted from my morning shave as i drive to work, but the possibility of accidentally cutting myself with the shaver keeps me alert and focused on whats really important - to be presentable at work in the morning.

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GPS Models : 60CSX w/2GB Kingston (stolen), 32GB Samsung INNOV8 with Garmin Mobile XT(8GB), NUVI 760 w/16GB PSF16GSDHC6 (DIED in 30 days), V (died), Nokia N8 with Garmin Mobile XT(48GB), Blackberry Torch with Google Maps.

I think mine came disabled,

I think mine came disabled, at least I don't remember ever changing it, and the GPS is operational when I'm moving. Don't even know where I'd look to find it.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

Disable is one of the selling point of portables

Being able to disable the safety lock is one of the selling points in buying a portable vs a built-in GPS unit. The built-in units cannot have the safty lock disabled without some difficult hacking.

Of course, mine's off!

Off, Off, Off, Off

Yep, they're all off.

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Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

Diabled

Was one of the first things I changed.

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Garmin SP 2730 and Nuvi 760

Of Course

I also use my reflection in the GPS screen to shave while driving to work. smile

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Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

I disable safe mode, didnt

I disable safe mode, didnt know there was one.
I got into 3 accidents rearending people on the highway, trying to enter new adress' for a new destination. It happens, if not that then something else, i find it more dangerous pulling over and getting rear ended.

Anything that is "safe"....

....gets turned off.. smile

I live life on the edge.. I'm a rebel... smile

-Michael in Houston

Slow Learner?

scott81nyc wrote:

I got into 3 accidents rearending people on the highway, trying to enter new adress' for a new destination.

I can't decide whether that's funny or tragic. wink

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Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760
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