Texting behind wheel ban in effect

Texting behind wheel ban in effect

There are 8 comments on the Chillicothe Gazette story from Aug 30, 2012, titled Texting behind wheel ban in effect. In it, Chillicothe Gazette reports that:

CHILLICOTHE -- Drivers in Ohio better keep their thumbs on their steering wheels and off their cellphone keypads because, as of today, it's the law.

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me

Chillicothe, OH

#1 Aug 30, 2012
I think this is a good thing. It's hard to not text sometimes because it's always been accessible and easy but it is safer to place a law like this. But is it going to give cops reason to pull you over? " I saw you texting" an maybe you wernt. Wondering how many tickets will come about this way. To make their ticket quota

Since: Oct 11

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Aug 30, 2012
The first thing I'm going to do on my way to work tomorrow is text everyone I know about this new law.


Aunt Bee

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Aug 31, 2012
Me too.

I see more adults in violation of this law daily...

Even up the odds (primary pull-over) and I'll support it, too discrimitory for me as is.

Easy enough to target high scool kids. Really.
Lori

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Aug 31, 2012
I think it's a great idea. I know I do it so hopefully now it will force me to stop.

Since: Oct 11

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Aug 31, 2012
I meant that as that I'm going to text everyone. While I'm driving. Just out of spite

This law is stupid and frivolous. I'm actually going to have to set the time on the clock in the car now, because I don't trust a cop to be able to tell the difference between me pressing a button to bring it out of sleep mode to check the time, and me pressing a button to text someone.

I don't know why we needed a law specifically for this, aren't there already laws in place saying you can't read the paper or put on makeup while driving?
Racer X

Circleville, OH

#6 Aug 31, 2012
Shouldn't need to have a law to force people into using common sense.

Since: Jun 12

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Aug 31, 2012
82Angst wrote:
I meant that as that I'm going to text everyone. While I'm driving. Just out of spite

This law is stupid and frivolous. I'm actually going to have to set the time on the clock in the car now, because I don't trust a cop to be able to tell the difference between me pressing a button to bring it out of sleep mode to check the time, and me pressing a button to text someone.

I don't know why we needed a law specifically for this, aren't there already laws in place saying you can't read the paper or put on makeup while driving?
You can't be serious?

Since: Oct 11

Chillicothe, OH

#8 Aug 31, 2012
Dealingwithidiots wrote:
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You can't be serious?
Why am I not serious? Obviously my first couple sentences were a joke, but the rest wasn't.

Why does there need to be a law just for texting and driving? Does that mean I can drink a cup of coffee and read the newspaper while driving? It could be argued that turning the radio station is just as distracting. For instance, reading the channel info on Sirius radio is quite distracting.

In case you haven't noticed, drinking and driving is against the law too, and while the amount of DUI instances are reduced, it doesn't stop the problem. If you text and drive now, this law isn't going to stop you.

I hate frivolous laws, and I don't see why we can't have a blanket law that says something to the effect "If you are doing anything that distracts you from driving, therein having the potential to cause public danger, you can be stopped and ticketed".

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