A good guy pushing his car that had ran out of gas off the road gets hit by a car and nothing happens, why? A driver on the same road was texting and hit and killed someone and received nothing for the terrible act. The fact is because it happened in Virginia is where the problem started the state has no laws for texting and driving except a minor fine of $20. Although it was reckless driving the law does not include texting and therefore was thrown out. Virgina is looking into the law and what needs to be done to change it but for the family of that good guy its a little to late.
The city of Alton is gearing up to put an end to texting behind the wheel and using social media and applications. Driver will be able to make phone calls and use Bluetooth headsets. There is meeting on August 28th to review the proposal. A Texas-Pan university student enlightened city councilman and encouraged the city council to seriously look at the problem of distracted driving due to texting.
Silver City is attempting to keep it’s drivers a little bit safer. The Town Council of Silver City have passed a law banning texting and talking on cell phones while driving. Only two instances of cell phone use will be exempt.
An area resident was hit by a teen while texting. She is reliving the terror of having one of her dogs killed and both of her legs broken.
AT&T is asking all Americans to pledge to stop texting while driving. You can visit www.itcanwait.com and take the pledge and participate on September 19th Pledge day.
A statewide ban on texting and driving has gone into effect, making it illegal to drive and text while one is behind the wheel. Those caught texting while driving will be issued a fine, and the hopes are that this ban will make texting and driving less desirable, and roads safer as a result.
A statewide ban on texting while driving has gone into affect in Alabama. The law states that under no circumstances can a person operating a motor vehicle use his or her mobile device to text with. The law states fines for people caught committing this offense. Alabama becomes the 38th state to implement such an act.
Texting while driving has been banned in Georgia due to the safety hazard that distracted drivers cause. However, many other forms of distracted drivers are out their on the roads and go unreported. People putting on make-up, talking on their phone, and generally doing other tasks that take their mind off the road can be a significant danger to themselves, their passengers, and drivers in other vehicles. The local newspaper, The Newman Times Herald, is hoping their readers will do their part to report distracted drivers to the authorities.
An accident in McHenry County, Illinois was apparently caused by texting and driving. A 20 year old was cited for texting and driving after he veered off the road, hitting two vehicles and a fire hydrant. The interstate was closed for 45 minutes as two occupants were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
According to a report at carinsurance.com, distracted driving has been campaigned against before. In 1930, The Massachusetts registrar of motor vehicles, George A. Packer, wanted the state to ban radios, which were beginning to come with cars. Packer argued radios were dangerous because the motorists had to take their hands off the wheel to adjust them and soft music might lull drivers to sleep at night while loud music might distract other drivers. His efforts failed, but today’s efforts to ban texting while driving have resulted in 39 states banning it and 10 banning operating phones behind the wheel.
Texting while driving in California is now legal, as long as you use a voice activated system. If you have to touch your phone to start your voice activated system it is still illegal, but if you have a headset or some other hands-free device you can now legal text. Some people question whether this is a safe thing to do.
Texting and driving will soon be legal to do in the state of California. Governor Jerry Brown an amendment to the hands free law allowing for texting and driving if the said person has the legal gadget’s to perform the task legally. The amendment will take effect January 1st of the new year.