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New Traffic Laws...Texting...in affect at midnight - September 30, 2011, 08:46 AM

Saw this on the news this morning.

New traffic laws taking effect in Md., D.C - The Washington Post

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The state legislature changed texting to a primary offense this year. Drivers who are using the Global Positioning System function in their mobile devices or who are sending a text message to the emergency 911 system are exempted from prosecution.
Under the new law, those caught texting can be fined $70 and receive one point toward suspension of a driver’s license. But if the action is judged to have caused an accident, the fine increases to $110 and the number of points to three.
Sending and reading text messages while driving is a primary offense in the District and a secondary office in Virginia. It is a primary offense in 30 other states and a secondary offense in Iowa and Nebraska.


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is sexting while driving still legal?


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September 30, 2011, 09:26 AM

It's a small step forward in making the roadways safer, particularly for us motorcycle riders. One of these days people will accept what California figured out quite a while ago, and that is that the cell phone has no business operating in a car driver's hands, period. It's not a hand off the wheel problem, it's a mental distraction problem. No matter, I'll take the small victories.


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September 30, 2011, 09:37 AM

What about surfing, using Tapatalk, grabbing songs from Tinyshark..... only texting?
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September 30, 2011, 09:43 AM

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What about surfing, using Tapatalk, grabbing songs from Tinyshark..... only texting?
The only exceptions are GPS and emergency texting to 911.


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Easy...get pulled, click on google maps. Problem solved.


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We'll see if there's any enforcement. Everyone I see still talks on their damn phones in DC even though it's illegal.
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September 30, 2011, 09:53 AM

So basically if you get pulled over for texting, all you have to do is open up your GPS app and you won't get a ticket, since that's allowed


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Right, so once again, it's all Rob's fault.


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Yea, I really don't like the GPS and 911 emergency stipulation.

Pull the fuck over if you need to mess with the GPS, and 911 texting.....seriously, if it's an emergency and you really need to keep moving, following someone, rushing to the hospital etc, CALL THEM!
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Yea, I really don't like the GPS and 911 emergency stipulation.

Pull the fuck over if you need to mess with the GPS, and 911 texting.....seriously, if it's an emergency and you really need to keep moving, following someone, rushing to the hospital etc, CALL THEM!

You text and drive. I've seen it.


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