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Old 01-23-2011, 01:36 AM  
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New Texting/Driving Laws in Texas

Just in case my fellow Texans aren't aware, and haven't seen the electronic billboards: It is now officially illegal in many Tx cities to text/email/browse your cell phone while driving. Austin is one of these cities.

A good step forward in my opinion!

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Old 01-24-2011, 03:43 PM  
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Next step: No passengers. They distract you.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:25 PM  
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Next step: No passengers. They distract you.
That's a little different.

I see people do it all the time. I was leaving from lunch and saw a guy with quite a few cars behind him, taking a right turn, which he could have easily done, the issue was he was texting. He could have been looking hard at his floor board, but I doubt it.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:29 PM  
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Interesting loophole - I imagine the penalty for impeding traffic is considerably less than texting while driving. Failure to go on a light just turning green immediately or turn right on red may not even be a requirement.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:03 PM  
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JUPITER JACK! hahaha just kidding.

I Know 4 friends(girls) that have wrecked while texting and driving.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:45 PM  
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It will definitely be a difficult law to enforce. Especially once a few people try to fight it.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:07 PM  
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It is risky to text and drive but if some people want to then why not let them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:46 AM  
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It is risky to text and drive but if some people want to then why not let them.
Because it kills people.
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Because it kills people.
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New Texting/Driving Laws in Texas

...because they might hit me. I won't talk on the cell phone when driving, either.

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