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To: Knitebane

What I’m saying is that any time someone texts while driving they are dramatically increasing the likelihood of creating an accident, kind of like drinking and driving. It’s a very simple concept, if you take your eyes, and a hand, and your brain, off the task at hand you are presenting a threat.


23 posted on 01/29/2010 12:39:45 PM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: discostu
What I’m saying is that any time someone texts while driving they are dramatically increasing the likelihood of creating an accident, kind of like drinking and driving.

So what other distractions do you think should be eliminated? Radios? GPS? Billboards?

It’s a very simple concept, if you take your eyes, and a hand, and your brain, off the task at hand you are presenting a threat.

And another concept is that not everyone is the same. Some people can handle distractions better than others. The zero-tolerance policy of banning something because some people can't do it well is just another intrusion of the government into places that it has no business and can't really control anyway.

How about this? How about if a person is in a wreck and damages someone else's property that their penalty is triple that of a normal accident if it can be proved that they were texting. And if someone is injured or killed that the sentence be tripled.

That punishes the person that actually did something wrong rather than attempting to punish every single person whether anyone was harmed or not.

27 posted on 01/29/2010 12:48:33 PM PST by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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