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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Off topic - Texting Rant

I have gmail. This is only important because of the links they run across the top of my inbox. Tonight was an interesting link to a reuters article.

I do not want more government in my life and wish they'd step out of some of the places they are and if they stay - FIX IT. But this one? I'm all for. Texting while driving. ~shudder~

"... 17-year-old Anna Hauer, says she often texts her boyfriend when she drives and doubts she or her friends would stop because of new legislation.

"By the time they pull you over, the chances are you are going to be done with your text anyway so they can't exactly prove that you were texting," she said."

Sure, they can't see the phone but while you're watching your phone you aren't watching the road! Do you think you are immortal? Fine, but what about the other guy? Do you think you're so careful that you're not going to hit something? SomeONE?

I know that not all distracted drivers text. Some are searching for a CD or a baby bottle, grabbing their lipstick or shaver or any number of things but this is a simple things. And if it's a law and you're in an accident, searching for cell phone records ought to be automatic. Text calls show up different than voice and you should have a stiffer penalty if texting while driving was involved, not just caused, in an accident.


Yunaleska said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Using the phone while driving is banned in England...yet a taxi driver did it while I was in the car. I wasn't entirely happy.

Alice Teh said...

It's the same here in Malaysia but you will still see it happen. Sigh~~


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