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Old 09-20-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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This happened in Hillsborough County. I hope she loses her job. She won't even get the $35 ticket because the new law hasn't taken effect.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Only in Florida, right??

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This happened in Hillsborough County. I hope she loses her job. She won't even get the $35 ticket because the new law hasn't taken effect.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Where did I say this?
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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So what you're saying every time you counter a post with that: "it happens elsewhere too" statement, is only implying that "because" it happens elsewhere then it should be OK to happen here? Right? Do you have kids traveling by school bus? parents have every single right on this planet to NOT be OK with such behavior! BTW an after school van was so impatient that it didn't want to wait less than 5 seconds literally for the car line to move up to turn right into the school driveway, and so he decided to cut through the grass! I am assuming that's OK with you too!

What this person did was horrible, and it sucks that Florida Gov doesn't take driving a little more seriously considering that it is pretty much 90% of the state preferred travel system!

Let's put it this way: I don't care that it happens elsewhere; I don't live "elsewhere", I live HERE! Why shouldn't FL become the model for GOOD behaviors? Oh wait I know...all those NY-ers & NJ-ers who think high and mighty of themselves (still don't know why!?), who cannot abide by any rules! "because it happens elsewhere too!

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Just asking what the purpose of the posting was. Did you notice the "?" ?.

Was it posted to inform the local populace? Was it posted to inform the world that this is what happens in FL and it is unique? This same information is/has been on the local news and certainly will appear in tomorrows newspapers. Why it appeared here makes me wonder what the intent was.

I will answer your question: "that "because" it happens elsewhere then it should be OK to happen here? Right?"

No, not right. I certainly don't believe it should happen anywhere. Texting, cell phone usage, usage of any distracting device should be banned nationwide. Worldwide for that matter.

What on earth does people from NY and NJ have to do with it? Why do you believe that they do not abide by rules?




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So what you're saying every time you counter a post with that: "it happens elsewhere too" statement, is only implying that "because" it happens elsewhere then it should be OK to happen here? Right? Do you have kids traveling by school bus? parents have every single right on this planet to NOT be OK with such behavior! BTW an after school van was so impatient that it didn't want to wait less than 5 seconds literally for the car line to move up to turn right into the school driveway, and so he decided to cut through the grass! I am assuming that's OK with you too!

What this person did was horrible, and it sucks that Florida Gov doesn't take driving a little more seriously considering that it is pretty much 90% of the state preferred travel system!

Let's put it this way: I don't care that it happens elsewhere; I don't live "elsewhere", I live HERE! Why shouldn't FL become the model for GOOD behaviors? Oh wait I know...all those NY-ers & NJ-ers who think high and mighty of themselves (still don't know why!?), who cannot abide by any rules! "because it happens elsewhere too!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Not everyone reads papers or watches the news! I don't do either...they are full of crap!

In the last day and a half one NYer on the cell phone oblivious to traffic, a NJer doing the same....I get that they are not allowed on phones up there by to come here and ignore traffic just to be on the phone is not cool!
I see them daily, they don't even have FL license plates....

I think Hillsborough county schools is not doing a great job hiring these drivers! They speed through our subdivision, and don't seem to care much about the "load" they're driving around.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Not everyone reads papers or watches the news! I don't do either...they are full of crap!

In the last day and a half one NYer on the cell phone oblivious to traffic, a NJer doing the same....I get that they are not allowed on phones up there by to come here and ignore traffic just to be on the phone is not cool!
I see them daily, they don't even have FL license plates....

I think Hillsborough county schools is not doing a great job hiring these drivers! They speed through our subdivision, and don't seem to care much about the "load" they're driving around.
Does every thread have to take a swipe at New York and New Jersey??? Give it a rest already...
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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I am appalled that anyone in the position of transporting precious cargo would even consider being distracted from their duties by answering a cell let alone texting while driving!! We know it happens ALL OVER and that's what makes it more scary! A $35 dollar fine for texting while driving?? That is little more than a tap on the wrist! It should be much higher!! ....I believe my life, and everyone elses is worth far more than that!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Every state needs to ban the practice and have heavy fines for doing so.



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I am appalled that anyone in the position of transporting precious cargo would even consider being distracted from their duties by answering a cell let alone texting while driving!! We know it happens ALL OVER and that's what makes it more scary! A $35 dollar fine for texting while driving?? That is little more than a tap on the wrist! It should be much higher!! ....I believe my life, and everyone elses is worth far more than that!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Odd. I see many Florida plated cars doing just what you are saying. Where do you think the OP got the original story? ABC NEWS.

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Not everyone reads papers or watches the news! I don't do either...they are full of crap!

In the last day and a half one NYer on the cell phone oblivious to traffic, a NJer doing the same....I get that they are not allowed on phones up there by to come here and ignore traffic just to be on the phone is not cool!
I see them daily, they don't even have FL license plates....

I think Hillsborough county schools is not doing a great job hiring these drivers! They speed through our subdivision, and don't seem to care much about the "load" they're driving around.
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