2 Alabama towns are first in state to...

2 Alabama towns are first in state to ban texting while driving

There are 5 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Apr 15, 2010, titled 2 Alabama towns are first in state to ban texting while driving. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

Texting while driving is now banned in at least two Alabama towns. In March, Jacksonville became the first to ban the dangerous practice, citing an elderly couple that was injured in January when another driver struck their car while text messaging on a cell phone.

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Bob

United States

#1 Apr 15, 2010
It's about time !!! There are too many things for people - young AND older - to fiddle with while driving as it is. Seems stupid that we need a law on this to protect people from themselves, but if that's what it takes, I'm all for it.
Hannah

Tustin, CA

#2 Apr 15, 2010
Iconosys, Inc. Launches SMS ReplierTM for Smartphone Safety
Life-Saving Mobile Phone App Solves the Safety Problem of Texting While Driving (TWD)
ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010)- Texting while driving (TWD) continues to be one of the most dangerous threats on our nation's freeways, yet at any given time, over 800,000 people are engaged in this practice. Despite high-profile campaigns to discourage the practice, including Oprah Winfrey's "No Phone Zone" pledge drive which has attracted and signed nearly 2,000,000 pledgers, TWD continues to cause untold damage on our nation's (and the world's) roadways. According to the National Health Transportation Safety Authority (NHTSA), distracted driving practices, including texting or reading emails while driving, accounted for approximately 6,000 deaths and 500,000 injuries in 2008 alone.
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T-Girl

United States

#3 Apr 15, 2010
I'm all for banning texting while driving but it won't stop most people, (teenagers and older adults) as they think it's their right to text, talk on phones, put make-up on, read and eat while driving a dangerous weapon. I wonder who drives the vehicle while their doing all this. Oh yes, their knees and the little elf sitting on their shoulders as look-out.
why not

Grovetown, GA

#4 Apr 15, 2010
T-Girl wrote:
I wonder who drives the vehicle while their doing all this. Oh yes, their knees and the little elf sitting on their shoulders as look-out.
Don't forget "Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus, sittin' on the dashboard of my car."
Josh

United States

#5 Apr 16, 2010
id love to see not just this but a hands free law state wide

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