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Monday, September 25, 2006

Texting While Driving ?!

Here is a snippet from today's "Mr. Roadshow" column. I read this column religiously, and have been published a few times. This question just blows my mind...

"Q. Does the upcoming California law on cell-phone usage while driving just refer to talking on the phone, or will it also cover using a cell-phone to send text messages? The other day I saw a car drifting from lane to lane on Mission College Boulevard. At the stop light, I saw the reason: The driver was using her elbows to steer while using both hands to send a text message!
Tony Colacicco
San Jose


A. Ugh. The hands-free requirement does not cover text messages, only actual phone calls. This Simitian-sponsored bill becomes law July 1, 2008."


Forgive me for being blunt, but is anyone that freakin' stupid that they would attempt to send a text message while driving a car ?? The sheer boneheadedness of this driver's actions is absolutely shocking to me. I cannot believe that anyone would even consider sending a text message, something that requires one's full attention and dexterity, from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

I have often said that legislation is required to save people from their own stupidity. This is yet another action to add to the list.

People never cease to amaze me.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

if people use cells in the car, their cell phone # should have to be posted on their bumper.

then you could text her 'oooh shit, look out ahead!!!!'

October 2, 2006 at 3:42:00 PM PDT  

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