My Word: Ban driving while texting

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During the 2008 legislative session several bills were introduced to eliminate the practice of driving while texting. Full Story
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Orlando, FL

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Only when a congressman's son or daughter is killed by someone who was texting will the laws be changed.

Big Telecom paid lobbyists to make sure that if someone caused an accident while talking on the cell phone it would be documented as "wreckless driving" with no mention of cell phone use. Why? They wanted to prevent people from taking statistics. Why? Because Big Telecom knows that talking/texting while driving is deadly, which would lead to restricted use, which would = falling profits.

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Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#2 Jul 20, 2013
Should be a ticket....$100 the first time.

$500 plus 50 hrs commuity service the second.

30 days .no driving plus $500 the third.

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Since: Sep 11

Weeki Wachee, Florida

#3 Jul 20, 2013
It is banned in many states or soon will be. Unfortunately, Florida is not one of them yet.

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