Ban on text messaging while driving g...

Ban on text messaging while driving gains momentum

There are 13 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Mar 6, 2009, titled Ban on text messaging while driving gains momentum. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

The move to ban text messaging while driving gained momentum as the Senate voted Thursday for the prohibition.

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Angel of Nox

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Mar 6, 2009
I've been almost ran over by several people that were texting while driving. The bridge to get onto 54/70 from the base is the worst. People break out their cell phones once off base. Its horrible. I think we it comes to avoiding potentially dangerous crashes this bill needs to have stiffer penalties.

Since: Oct 08

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#2 Mar 6, 2009
Use of the cell phone should be banned in when driving. Doesn't matter if your talking or texting.

I like this big brother idea don't you HRR and Ken.
Bouncer

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Mar 6, 2009
Not to mention that some are unable to understand the numbers 35, 45 and 60 as far as speed limits. Just getting from base to the highway can be a challenge with the weaving vehicles. Then once on the highway at 1600 - WHAT OUT - 80-90 MPH is the norm and NO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Mar 6, 2009
I agree with Skuttlebutt. Cell phones should not be used while driving.

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Mar 6, 2009
Another IDIOT law for the STOOOOOPID people. Hey wait a minute, mabe we should only ban texting if you're smoking and have kids in the car. Nothing worse than when smoke gets in your eyes and you're trying to read that tiny screen.

_PINKFLOYD_

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Mar 6, 2009
Mustang Kid wrote:
Another IDIOT law for the STOOOOOPID people. Hey wait a minute, mabe we should only ban texting if you're smoking and have kids in the car. Nothing worse than when smoke gets in your eyes and you're trying to read that tiny screen.
Hate when that happens!

ROFL
BigFoot

Bloomington, IL

#7 Mar 6, 2009
While I agree with this law (There are some crazy idiot drivers out there..), I really think that people are only going to abide by it when there are cops around.. Just like the people who pull their seatbelts on quickly or slam on their brakes going 15 over the speed limit when they see a police officer. I really think it would be ineffective... But for the one or two lives it may save, I really think it should be a law!
Cactus Flower

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Mar 6, 2009
No texting while driving should be a no brainer, however... While stopped at a traffic light I looked over and the guy in the van next to me was trimming his nose hair with one of those little thingys...Ick. Grooming should be done at home.

“Please put our children FIRST!”

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Mar 6, 2009
While we are talking about stupid laws for the brainless people....

Let's add no nose-picking while driving. It can be an extra $100 fine if you flick your boogie on someone's window.

Since: Dec 08

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Mar 6, 2009
Yeah, that needs to be its own thread.....Stop Light Etiquette.

“Time to get down to business”

Since: Jun 08

Alamogordo

#13 Mar 6, 2009
Raptor Mom wrote:
While we are talking about stupid laws for the brainless people....
Let's add no nose-picking while driving. It can be an extra $100 fine if you flick your boogie on someone's window.
I think that you should get extra money for this one...lol...if both car's are in motion...that's a special talent.
Barack

El Paso, TX

#14 Mar 6, 2009
This brings up the whole death penalty debate again doesn't it?

Since: Mar 09

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Mar 7, 2009
LOL. You guys are too much. I think this is a fair ban. I try to use hands free when I driving, but not all the time (guilty). Why are cops never on 70 between the 50mph sign and the ramp off at the base? Same on 70 through White Sands. 75 is fast enough out there. I get passed all the time. I can't afford the potential ticket so I don't speed. I got passed by this maniac two weeks ago comming home from Las Cruces. The idiot must of been going almost 100. The sheriff got him at the base. I had to laugh. He was in such a hurry to get home, yet I still beat him home by going the speed limit!

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