[SATLUG] Just thought you might like to know

Todd W. Bucy r3d91ll at grandecom.net
Sun Oct 10 17:39:48 CDT 2010


On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 23:35 -0500, David Kowis wrote: 
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> On 10/7/2010 5:34 PM, mark wrote:
> > sounds reasonable to me. I know I can barely talk on the phone while I'm
> > driving. Just about every time someone almost hits me or cuts me off,
> > when I look at them they are doing something with their phone. Would
> > anyone really argue, "come on I can read the newspaper and write letters
> > while I'm driving"?
> > 
> 
> 
> At risk of making a political argument:
> 
> The act of texting and driving should not be illegal. The consequences
> of doing so, might be. If you can text and drive because your brain has
> sufficient bandwidth to do so, then more power to you. If you cream a
> bus full of school children, then you need to be punished accordingly.
> 
I think that the point of the law is to try to prevent the creaming of
school buses by drivers who text while drive because it is legal to do
so.

> Apparently the consequences of irresponsible driving are not
> sufficiently bad to handle your vehicle responsible. Or perhaps there's
> too many ways to get out, because there's too many laws that "protect"
> you from doing something wrong.
> 
IMO texting while driving is irresponsible driving.  Apparently it is
more dangerous then drinking and driving and I think that we can all
agree that drunk drivers are by definition irresponsible drivers


> "I didn't know I wasn't supposed to floss and drive."
> 
> David
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