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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Piss off enough people and this is what you get Part II

A public service video from Gwent, Wales.

Texting while driving increases crash risk by 23 times.

And here's a real life example.

Missouri has now become the 23rd state to ban the use of texting while driving. (Source)

New York bans use of cell phones while driving. (Source)

Austin, Texas, gets closer to banning texting while driving within city limits. State law enacted on September 21 bans drivers from talking or texting on their cell phones in school zones. (Source)

Meanwhile, at the federal level:

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, together with other senators unveiled legislation to make it illegal to write, send, or read a text message while operating a moving truck or automobile.

The bill would require the US Department of Transportation within six months to issue guidelines for reasonable laws to curb the practice, and then mandate all 50 states to ban texting while driving no more than two years after that.

Texting is becoming something of a niche subject for Schumer, who also is pushing legislation that would bar bus drivers and train conducters from texting while on the job.

“Texting while conducting a train or driving a bus is not only irresponsible, it’s extremely dangerous,” Schumer said.

         This is beautiful!
         Backlash, baby!
         Backlash :-D

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