[FoRK] Laws that ban texting while driving couldbecounter productive
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Mon Sep 19 06:31:25 PDT 2011
In other words, "It is"... in most ~civilized~ countries.
On 9/19/11 8:57 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 08:41:33AM -0400, Bill Kearney wrote:
>> Stoppable. In some jurisdictions it's not an offense for which they can
>> stop you as the primary justification. Here in Maryland they can't stop
>> you for just the phone. There has to be something else amiss. And the
>> few cops I spoke with didn't find it a great idea to have to use other
>> traffic laws like 'reckless driving' as the primary reason. While that
>> covers quite a lot, the penalties for it are steep. The sentiment I
>> gathered was they'd prefer to avoid being that heavy-handed about it.
>> So no, "it isn't". It should be.
> It should be, and it is: http://www.cellular-news.com/car_bans/
> (Just poking fun at people automatically assuming everybody lives
> in the US; disregard)
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