[FoRK] Laws that ban texting while driving couldbecounter productive

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Mon Sep 19 06:31:25 PDT 2011


In other words, "It is"... in most ~civilized~ countries.

GS

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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