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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 09:31:09 AM »



  I THINK THEY SHOULD BANN ALL USE OF PHONES  WHILE DRIVING

YES I DO HAVE ONE :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

EVEN THE NO HANDS  KIND.

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 10:56:12 AM »
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      What Ohio Law states on texting and cell phone use while driving


      ~ excerpts ~

     
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     COLUMBUS, Ohio - A statewide texting while driving ban received
     its seal of approval from Gov. John Kasich Friday after four years
     of deliberation by Ohio lawmakers.

     Kasich, whose parents were killed by a drunken driver, said distracted
     driving is just as dangerous as being under the influence.

    "It's one thing if we endanger our own lives, but it's another when we bring
     tragedy to families that in all likelihood could be avoided," Kasich said.

     *** The new law, which will take effect in 90 days, (Sept 1, 2012)
     will make texting behind the wheel a secondary offense for adults, meaning
     a driver can be ticketed only if pulled over for another traffic violation.

    *** The law will also ban minors from using any electronic device while driving,
    with the exception of a hands-free, voice-activated GPS. The ban makes it
    a primary offense for 16- and 17-year-olds, meaning they could be pulled
    over for any use of a device while driving.

    After the bill takes effect, there will be a grace period to allow law enforcement
    time to enforce and alert the public of the law. Kasich said.

   


http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/06/ohio_gov_kasich_signs_ban_on_t.html



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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 12:42:03 PM »
I'm curious as to how this is any more protection from stupid, senseless actions?

Is the punishment more?   

A driver causes an accident, is found guilty.  No cell phones involved, no drinking involved, just a wrong decision or action.   How much time do they get over someone using a cell phone, drunk driving, drugs, etc.?

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 04:24:24 PM »
SDB

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012, 09:17:14 PM »
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A driver causes an accident, is found guilty.  No cell phones involved, no drinking involved, just a wrong decision or action.   How much time do they get over someone using a cell phone, drunk driving, drugs, etc.?

I agree with Tweety, good point SDB. Personally I'd have no problem banning cell phone use in a moving vehicle, but I just don't see how this would be enforceable. It's unfortunate people just can't use common sense and pull over if they feel they have to call/text someone at that every moment.
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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 10:28:23 PM »
That's just it.  No amount of new regulations, law, etc will ever make people be responsible.  The same people will do what they will.  If the punishment is the same, then why waste taxpayer $$$ to write, set up and waste personnel to enforce.    I say we have a law on the books right now that makes it illegal to cause another to lose their life, albeit murder, robbery, vehicular homicide, etc. , whatever, but enforce it!  Quit making excuses for people who do these things, for whatever reason and stick it to the full limit of the law.   Talk about the 2nd chances AFTER they demonstrate they are remorseful and pay their time/fines, etc.   

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 10:51:18 PM »
:ranger:

     It's another situation in which we have a new technology that
     is handy and helpful, and yet because it gets misused and
     kills the innocent, we all stand to lose it.

 

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2012, 10:37:23 PM »
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    Suing the sender of the text message, too

     Distracted driving lawsuit blames both texters for crash


     
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     (CBS News) If you're texting while driving and you have an accident - it's your fault.
     But what about the person who was texting with you? That question is at the heart
     of a lawsuit in New Jersey.

     David and Linda Kubert's lives were shattered in seconds -- about the time
     it takes to send a text message.

    "This is a senseless crash that didn't have to happen," David said.


     Accident photos tell the story. On September 21st, 2009, the Kuberts were
     riding their motorcycle about a mile from their New Jersey home.

    A Chevy truck swerved across the center line and hit them head-on.
     And they saw it coming.

   "What I saw was a gentlemen in the truck steering with his elbows,
    with his head down. And I could tell he was text messaging," David said.

   "I looked down after the impact and my leg was torn off. I asked my wife is she was ok
    and she told me the bones of her leg were through her pants."

  Both Kuberts lost a leg in the crash.

   Kyle Best, then 18, pleaded guilty to three motor vehicle violations,
   including using a handheld device while driving.



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57439808/suing-the-sender-distracted-driving-lawsuit-blames-both-texters-for-crash/?tag=nl.e875


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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2012, 10:43:42 PM »
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     ~ continued ~


     " The Kuberts are now suing him as a distracted driver for civil damages

       -- and --
 
       are also suing Shannon Colonna, his girlfriend, for sending him text messages
       while he was driving, and distracting him."

     " Phone records show they exchanged 62 texts that day."


   http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57439808/suing-the-sender-distracted-driving-lawsuit-blames-both-texters-for-crash/?tag=nl.e875




   

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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2012, 10:46:36 PM »
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     ~ continued ~


     " Skippy Weinstein, the Kuberts' lawyer, argues Colonna
       was "electronically present" in the crash. He says she
       should have known Best was driving home as they exchanged
       text messages leading up to the crash."

     " She says she "may have known" he was driving."

     " "What I find interesting was her testimony at depositions was
         that she answered by saying, 'This is what teenagers do,'"
         Weinstein said. "

     Ibid.  CBS News
 


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Re: Cell phone use while driving banned in North Carolina
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2012, 10:48:43 PM »
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    ~ continued ~

   
   " Legal analyst Rikki Klieman thinks the case shouldn't have
     a chance at this stage. "We do have sanctions against people
     who text while driving," Klieman said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning."

   " "We do not yet have any against those who send the text.
      And judges shouldn't be in the business of lawmaking." "

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57439808/suing-the-sender-distracted-driving-lawsuit-blames-both-texters-for-crash/?tag=nl.e875


 

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