Lawmakers to Consider Stricter Textin...

Lawmakers to Consider Stricter Texting While Driving Regulations

There are 33 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 14, 2013, titled Lawmakers to Consider Stricter Texting While Driving Regulations. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A new bill filed in the Virginia House of Delegates, House Bill 1360 , would make using a handheld device behind the wheel a primary offense.

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G Luv

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jan 17, 2013
Behind the Curtain wrote:
Why not ban all bad behaviors that cause harm. Smoking, overeating, chasing another man's wife/girlfriend, playing golf in a thunderstorm, etc. etc. I am sick to death of the government running my life. All you folks that support the 2nd Ammendment should be with me on this.
In case you didn't notice, the law is not for the harm you'll cause yourself. If you want eat a BigMac while you're smoking a cigarette after playing golf with someone else's wife in a thunderstorm, have at it.

Just don't use your cell phone while you're driving over there. Is it really such a burden to pay attention while you're driving?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jan 17, 2013
Easy solution to this problem of texting and cell phone use. Install cell phone and wifi jammers in cars, no more problem. Their not expensive and they work.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#24 Jan 17, 2013
Heywood Yahangup wrote:
People who text and drive are a much greater threat to my life than a person who owns a gun.
Yes, but making more laws will not deter people from texting. They will do it anyway. You can't stop it.
Mountain mama

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Jan 17, 2013
sez you wrote:
Easy solution to this problem of texting and cell phone use. Install cell phone and wifi jammers in cars, no more problem. Their not expensive and they work.
Sorry, I use it while I am riding with my hubby and he is driving, to let our family know if we are stuck in traffic etc.... For those long distances when we visit....
Others use their upgraded smart phones as GPS and mount them. Oh, and not everyone buys new cars with all that stuff wired in for hands free...... Some of us actually only use it in emergencies or like imsaid before, when being a passenger
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#26 Jan 17, 2013
"You only have to take your eyes off the road to navigate their menus."

That scares me even more!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jan 17, 2013
Mountain mama wrote:
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Sorry, I use it while I am riding with my hubby and he is driving, to let our family know if we are stuck in traffic etc.... For those long distances when we visit....
Others use their upgraded smart phones as GPS and mount them. Oh, and not everyone buys new cars with all that stuff wired in for hands free...... Some of us actually only use it in emergencies or like imsaid before, when being a passenger
Your family will know you were stuck in traffic when you show up late, just like the old days.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#28 Jan 17, 2013
County Resident wrote:
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Yes, but making more laws will not deter people from texting. They will do it anyway. You can't stop it.
Well, then it will be a nice, juicy revenue stream.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#29 Jan 17, 2013
County Resident wrote:
"You only have to take your eyes off the road to navigate their menus."
That scares me even more!
Edit->Preferences->Tone- >Bass->+1+1+1+1->OK- >Treble->+1->OK->O K->Exit

What could possibly go wrong?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Jan 17, 2013
County Resident wrote:
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Yes, but making more laws will not deter people from texting. They will do it anyway. You can't stop it.
But you can stop it, with jammers.
Me myself and I

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jan 17, 2013
Sure wrote:
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10,000 laws cannot protect people from their own stupidity! I am not willing to allow this much invasion of privacy because people are too stupid to concentrate on driving as a single task for safety reasons? There where 3 locals killed in the last week for failure to wear a seatbelt...all ejected from the vehicle.
What invasion of privacy? The police can get your phone records right now without a search warrant. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy in your phone call records once that information has been handed to the phone company.(That's not my opinion, it's what the US Supreme Court decided in Smith v. Maryland).

What I suggested was a whole lot less. Simply let the police know WHETHER OR NOT your phone was in use at the time of the accident. They don't need to know who you were talking to or exchanging text messages with.
Anonymous

Conyers, GA

#32 Jan 17, 2013
G Luv wrote:
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In case you didn't notice, the law is not for the harm you'll cause yourself. If you want eat a BigMac while you're smoking a cigarette after playing golf with someone else's wife in a thunderstorm, have at it.
Just don't use your cell phone while you're driving over there. Is it really such a burden to pay attention while you're driving?
It is the bubble wrap mentality of this generation. Bubble wrap your kids when they go outside so they don't get a scrape.

No matter how you try you can't legislate stupidity out of existance. Every "good idea" for the public safety turns into another small erosion of our freedom. Traffic cameras everywhere, the FBI looking for keywords in EVERYONE'S emails, etc. You are a whole lot less free than 40 years ago and it has happened in little drips and drabs. It goes along with the whole political correctness generation. RETARDED!
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#33 Jan 17, 2013
Behind the Curtain wrote:
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It is the bubble wrap mentality of this generation. Bubble wrap your kids when they go outside so they don't get a scrape.
No matter how you try you can't legislate stupidity out of existance. Every "good idea" for the public safety turns into another small erosion of our freedom. Traffic cameras everywhere, the FBI looking for keywords in EVERYONE'S emails, etc. You are a whole lot less free than 40 years ago and it has happened in little drips and drabs. It goes along with the whole political correctness generation. RETARDED!
You misunderstand bubble wrap.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#34 Jan 21, 2013
G Luv wrote:
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In case you didn't notice, the law is not for the harm you'll cause yourself. If you want eat a BigMac while you're smoking a cigarette after playing golf with someone else's wife in a thunderstorm, have at it.
Just don't use your cell phone while you're driving over there. Is it really such a burden to pay attention while you're driving?
How about eating a big mac, while you're smoking, and playine with someone else's wife while changing the radio stations while you're driving? It seems equally distractive to me.
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Have you ever been in a car with a person who is smoking and they're trying to light their cigarette? It's no less distracting than texting.

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