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Old 09-26-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Man, I really really really hope that San Antonio passes a ban on texting while driving.


San Antonio city leaders push for ban on texting behind wheel | kens5.com | San Antonio News, Weather, Sports, Traffic, Entertainment, Video and Photos

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SAN ANTONIO -- A growing list of cities with texting while driving bans in place may be joined by San Antonio.

A new program called "SA Arrive Alive" gets announced Sunday, encouraging San Antonians to pledge an end to sending texts while behind the wheel.

It also urges city council to pass a resolution to ban the practice.

Former interim council member, Leticia Cantu, will host a press conference Sunday afternoon to announce the initiative.

Sunday's event will include the San Antonio Police Officers Association and at least one state legislator who plans to take the issue to the next legislative session.

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Old 09-26-2010, 12:47 PM
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There's also a "ban" on drunk driving (it's illegal) and that doesn't stop 65% (yeah, pulled out of me rump) of drunks driving every Saturday night.

Great in theory, but you have to ban stupidity, not texting while driving.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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How about a ban on talking and texting on cell phones while operating a motor vehicle and more concentrating on driving....novel concept
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:00 PM
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I don't have a problem with texting while stopped at a red traffic light. None of the proposed and enacted laws seem to allow for that.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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How about a ban on talking and texting on cell phones while operating a motor vehicle and more concentrating on driving....novel concept
Hallelujah for common sense!
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with texting while stopped at a red traffic light. None of the proposed and enacted laws seem to allow for that.
Had an idiot text while sitting at a red light next to me. Instead of stopping when the light turned green, she had to finish her little message... and floated in to my lane this morning. Thankfully some of us don't text while driving, and she heard my loud horn and put her phone down and swerved back in to her own lane.

If you can't pay attention to the road, put the damn phone down. You not only endanger your own life... but the lives of others. I had my wife and 2 kids in the vehicle this morning.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:10 PM
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Had an idiot text while sitting at a red light next to me. Instead of stopping when the light turned green, she had to finish her little message... and floated in to my lane this morning.
She wasn't stopped. Again, I have no problem with texting while stopped.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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She wasn't stopped. Again, I have no problem with texting while stopped.
She was texting while stopped, and didn't stop when the light turned green. I would just like an overarching ban on it. That way, there isn't little rules here and there for police to enforce. Just a clear, concise ban on it. Unfortunately the masses seem to be incapable of paying attention to the road with or without text messages.

Or, like this morning as well... got stuck behind someone at a stop light who was still texting. Had to blow the horn to get them to move their vehicle. Too engrossed in to what Jimmy was doing at 9AM.
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Texting in the car should be banned on any public highway or road regardless if you are in motion or not. The law for this should be clear and concise so that way it can be enforced clearly.

I saw a woman applying her makeup as she was driving this morning. Should this be banned also? I would think so. Will it happen? Probably not.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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There should be a ban on all cell phone use while you are operating a vehicle on public roadways. Even if you are stopped at a red light. I don't feel like waiting through two lights because you didn't notice that the light had turned green. The studies have been done and have shown that using a cell phone while driving is as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than driving while over the legal limit of alcohol consumption. Therefor the penalty for driving while talking on the phone should be the same as a DWI. This means car towed, arrested and taken to jail. Huge sums of money for lawyers and fines. The works. It only makes sense. If not then why not repeal the drinking and driving laws to say that it is OK to drink and drive as long as you are not actually making a drink at the time.
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