Thread: Texting while driving should it be banned?

    • 3 years 7 months ago
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    Do you text while you drive? Or eat hamburgers while you drive? I did a report on whether texting while driving be banned along eating or talking on cell
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      • 3 years 7 months ago
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      Well, it is already banned in 46 states, and it's likely going to hit 50 real soon, so I think it's on it's way to becoming fully illegal in the US.

      But even if it was fully banned, it still wouldn't fully solve the issue. People are still going to do it anyway. It's already banned here in California, and sometimes when I'm walking on the streets, I still see someone in their car doing it anyway. The bottom line is that people are stupid, and there are some people out there who are ignorant enough to ignore the law at hand.
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        • 3 years 7 months ago
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        Very rarely, but I do send short messages from time to time. No I don't think it should be banned. More laws give the police more power. They can say you're texting when you were not. They can still stop you, asked to search your car like they often do during stops, notice some other law you might have been violating and you'll have to go to court and fight for your innocence. This is why Texas keeps rejecting these bills though some cities have passed laws.

        People also want to ban cells phones. A part of me wishes they would because people drive like idiots when they are on them, but unlike a lot of people I can talk on the phone and drive without any problem. In fact when I'm on the phone or talking on my CB radio, I tend to no worry about catching lights or people driving slow. Hands free devices sound like crap also.
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          • 3 years 7 months ago
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          ^ Yep what he says. And I have been part of some quarrels with the law just because they want to push their weight around. Anyhow people will still be doing it and many others have to since its part of their jobs. Many professionals work on the run eat on the run and I bet some of them take a piss on an empty Slurpee.
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            My stars and garters, I agree with bassman! It's not the first time but this is a rare sight indeed, take a screenshot folks.

            Talk on the phone or whatever, as long as your driving is not reckless. Are we going to ban reading books while driving? I guess nobody does that, but it would be the same logic. Not paying attention is not paying attention, regardless of the distraction's technology.
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              • 3 years 7 months ago
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              I'm curious how many accidents are the result of someone messing with the radio in their car. I bet it's just as high, if not more. You don't ever hear anyone complaining about radios.
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                texting should be banned...period. It takes far longer to text than it does to actually have vocal contact with a person.
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                  Then let's look at a the countries where texting while driving isn't banned. I say we follow that example. I'm tired of these safety police getting their way. Call me very old school, but I think some things in the US that were never illegal should remain legal.

                  Add to bassman's argument, states should pass bills that at least limit or forbid the creation of laws like this. I'd be a happy man.
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                    • 3 years 7 months ago
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                    I think all of you are missing a very important element. A law like this makes it much easier to determine fault in the case of an accident.
                    Besides, a cop won't be able to tell you're texting UNLESS you're driving recklessly or looking away from the road anyway. And really, is your text so important to risk people's lives?
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                      • 3 years 6 months ago
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                      Quote by Alpha_Flexer
                      Then let's look at a the countries where texting while driving isn't banned. I say we follow that example. I'm tired of these safety police getting their way. Call me very old school, but I think some things in the US that were never illegal should remain legal.

                      Add to bassman's argument, states should pass bills that at least limit or forbid the creation of laws like this. I'd be a happy man.

                      I like what they did in one place (can't remember where right now). In order to pass a new law, they must abolish 3 more laws. Best way to get rid of those obscured laws like you can't paint your horse pink on Friday's. lol
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                        • 3 years 6 months ago
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                        Quote by bassman21
                        Very rarely, but I do send short messages from time to time. No I don't think it should be banned. More laws give the police more power. They can say you're texting when you were not. They can still stop you, asked to search your car like they often do during stops, notice some other law you might have been violating and you'll have to go to court and fight for your innocence. This is why Texas keeps rejecting these bills though some cities have passed laws.

                        People also want to ban cells phones. A part of me wishes they would because people drive like idiots when they are on them, but unlike a lot of people I can talk on the phone and drive without any problem. In fact when I'm on the phone or talking on my CB radio, I tend to no worry about catching lights or people driving slow. Hands free devices sound like crap also.


                        When I think about it, you're right. it is up to each of us to know if we can "walk and chew gum" at the same time" so to speak. I don't text when I drive snd only talk short on the phone when I drive. I pull over when it gets too long though.
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