I commute by motorcycle and I fear I might someday be squished by an SUV driver that is texting or talking on their cell phone.[:S]
this law isn't effective cause you can't easily catch those who violate it.. i guess we are gonna have to hang on to "Drive Defensively"..
's not surprising at all. Just like drinking and driving "oh it will never happen to me I never get that drunk". These teens feel they really have it under control. It's a disorder in my opinion but what can you do.
There is this little device some may have heard of it its called "Bluetooth" this is the solution.
If they really want to solve this problem, they need to have voice2text and vice versa on every cell phone.
The real solution is for parents to be involved and make sure their kids dont text and drive. Parents are responsible for their kids and if they gave a damn they would make sure their kids didnt do it. If i had a kid an i caught him or her texting i dont care how old i would bend them over my knee and spank them then take their phone away from them.
People dont get that when you are behind the wheel of a car you are driving a DEADLY weapon. If i ever have to use a cell phone when im in my car driving i pull off the road someplace safe to do my business then continue on. It isnt hard to do people just have to think about others and not themselves all the time.
Just outlaw texting altogether. Make it against the law to even provide the service to anyone. If nobody could text, then they would just drive the damn car and maybe pay attention too.
Humm while I would agree that Teens have a big influence. I believe they are not alone in texting while driving. And While yes it is a distraction, there is little one can enforce these days on it. Say for example I have my Dx plugged into my can for music or Pandora. Now I could get a text and respond to it and If i get pulled over I can say I was using it as an mp3 player which is perfectly legal. There is no jurisdiction for the office to look at my phone to tell if it was. Something to think about....