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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:46 PM
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DWTM.. new crime?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:48 PM by SoCalDem
Driving while text-messaging.

Personally I think cars should come with a phone-disabling device that turns all those gizmos off when the engine is running..but then I am a fuddy-duddy.

Hey.. why not just imbed a keyboard into the steering wheel and replace the rear-view mirror with a TV screen..

I will never get over the "need" to talk to/text people 24-7..

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http://www.northender.com/northend_news_details.jsp?id=...
Teen Deaths May Lead to Texting-While-Driving Law

Monday, July 16, 2007

In a statement with the heading Its tm to stp txting w dr, State Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) is pushing for passage of Bill S-3195, which would make it illegal to write, send or read text messages on cell phones while driving. The bill has been proposed in the Assembly by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn).

The proposal follows the deaths last week of five girls who had recently graduated together from Fairport High School in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, New York. The accident occurred in Canandaigua, in the Finger Lakes area of New York State.

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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:48 PM
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1. But don't you find DWTM to be so much easier than
Last week's fad (which was faxing while text messaging?0

i do like your idea of some embedded gizmo that allows for the technology to be snapped off while the machinery is in motion
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:48 PM
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2. IMO being on the phone while driving should be outlawed, too. You
just know when someone is chatting away and not paying attention, weaving, driving too slow, etc.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:50 PM
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3. Case in point:
One of our techs was talking on the phone with his mother while driving the shop truck. He wasn't paying attention to his speed nor to traffic. He rear-ended a larger truck, totaling the shop truck--and losing his job.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:55 PM
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4. Well, a couple years ago a guy reading the bible while driving
nearly ran head on into me. Can we disable bibles also?
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:00 PM
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8. OhPlease OhPlease OhPlease OhPlease OhPlease...
Pretty please??? :woohoo:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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5. What's your number? I'll text you my answer...
:silly:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:02 PM
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9. 867-5309
:)
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:27 PM
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11. "Damn You Tommy Tutone!"
Best "Family Guy" moment ever.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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6. No. Reckless driving is an old crime.
I see no reason for making a new law for something that's already illegal.

I see there's dead kids involved that are being used by politicians. That's not new either.
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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7. I Fucking Hate Cell Phones
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:07 PM
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10. Hell, I don't even allow them in our gallery.
Bad energy.
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