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View Poll Results: Would you like texting while driving to be banned in the future?
Yes 88 88.89%
No 11 11.11%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Do they have special devices to shut off phones when the engine is started for the states that have banned texting? I don't see how it can be enforced to stop people from doing it.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Texting while driving should be banned. I think it's worse than just talking on the phone.
Good point, I agree.
I wonder what the manufacturers of texting devices think. Maybe sort of like what the alcoholic beverage industry thinks about driving while drunk. Hey, lay off the people, will ya...
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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It's absolutely stupid. A friend was doing this and I couldn't help but ask her if she was retarded or suicidal. Mississippi has a ban on teens texting while driving, but there was an uproar because it wasn't extended to everyone. I support any and all bans on texting while driving. It's the same thing as trying to write something, read a book, use a computer, etc. while driving.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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I'm so glad that you guys agree with me. I just read that it's 23 times more likely to have an accident while texting while driving. I guess that someone after two beers can drive better than someone texting while driving.

States which already banned texting while driving:

California
Connecticut
D.C.
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Washington

List of countries that ban cellphone use while driving
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:53 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Do they have special devices to shut off phones when the engine is started for the states that have banned texting? I don't see how it can be enforced to stop people from doing it.
My initial guess is it'd be like drunk-driving or seat-belt laws. If they see you texting they pull you over. Although maybe it would be harder to prove.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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it is banned here in virginia
Well they can't pull you over for texting. They have to have another reason to pull you over and then if they find out you were texting they can give you an extra ticket for that.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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So who are these people who voted no? (5 at the moment) I'd like to hear your rationale.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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I'm driving right now!
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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So who are these people who voted no? (5 at the moment) I'd like to hear your rationale.
5 patriots who don't think the federal government should do more to restrict personal liberties. I want DC to stay out of my car... Where in the constitution is a centralized government authorized to enact or enforce such specific and ridiculous laws?
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:38 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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The President just passed a bill banning ALL texting on gov't jobs, in gov't & personal vehicles used for their gov't jobs.
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