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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:31 AM

Bill Bans Pedestrians Texting While Crossing Roads

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) A bill before the Nevada Assembly would make it illegal for pedestrians to read, browse the internet or enter data with hand-held devices while crossing highways in the state.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced AB123 during the floor session Thursday. He says his intention is for the law to apply to all state roads, even in residential areas.

The bill makes exceptions for uses concerning medical emergencies, safety hazards and reporting criminal activity. Public employees and contractors responding to an emergency are also immune to the restrictions.

Munford says increasing frequency of incidents involving people crossing roadways while using phones motivated his bill.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/bill-bans-pedestrians-texting-while-crossing-roads/

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
RandiFan1290 Feb 2013 #1
longship Feb 2013 #2
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2013 #3
HappyMe Feb 2013 #4
reformist2 Feb 2013 #5
sadbear Feb 2013 #6
redstatebluegirl Feb 2013 #7
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:33 AM

1. Just gives police another probable cause to harass pedestrians. nt

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:35 AM

2. Bill bans texting while pogo-sticking.


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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:55 AM

3. Anyone texting while crossing a road doesn't need a law, they need a guardian angel.

I don't know what it is with people who lose their minds as soon as they get elected and think they can legislate against Stupid. I assume the next brainstorm will be a law against drinking Drano cocktails.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:59 AM

4. It's a damn shame that

stupid has to be legislated.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:04 AM

5. Sounds like a good law to me.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:07 AM

6. They don't make laws in a vacuum.

Obviously, this stupid shit is now a public safety issue because too many idiots are causing too many problems. Time to disconnect, people.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:31 AM

7. Thinning the herd

Is what we call this, no need to protect someone that stupid!!!!

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:45 AM

8. I would hope especially while jay-walking...

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