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What do you think of the state cracking down on texting while driving?

  1. About time
  2. Doesn't bother me
  3. Waste of time better spent
  4. Should get tougher
 
 
 
 
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muleskinner

May-03-14 7:25 AM

The statistics must show that when people are driving a car and are texting at the same time, an inordinate number of accidents occur and some will result in death of the texter, so it only makes complete sense to clamp down on texting while driving.

I am driving now while on my mobile device texting this comment, but it's ok, I can drive and text at the same time.

I never make mistakes, so there is no need to worry when I text and drive.

Famous last words.

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EarlyBird

May-03-14 7:57 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is a good idea to keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road when driving. I guess I always thought that is what it said when we took our drivers tests.

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animal

May-03-14 8:43 AM

Most of the people I see texting and driving are not that good of drivers to start with,most should not be driving at all!

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disgusted

May-03-14 9:38 AM

“ BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota law enforcement agencies got a $459,000 federal grant for “high intensity” enforcement of the state’s new prohibition on texting while driving.

What did the taxpayers get for their money? Just 114 citations statewide at a cost of more than $4,000 per ticket written, according to the N.D. Department of Transportation Of the 18,356 accidents in 2012, less than one percent were r/t texting while driving. If you add in GPS and DVD's the number is just over 200, of about 1.09% of all accidents. By comparison, distractions in the car — such as eating or interacting with other passengers — contributed to 660 total crashes. Let's put our money where our mouth is, literally. Ban all eating and talking while driving. (a bit of sarcasm)

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Peeweepeterson

May-03-14 10:32 AM

Government tell me what to do... This is BS, there is nothing in the constitution 'bout this. Its my right to do whatever I want in MY car.

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MarkHighwater

May-03-14 10:47 AM

I have done it in the past....very dangerous and the $100 fine should be higher IMO.

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PoeticJustice16

May-03-14 10:51 AM

Through the book at these idiots. Whole families are wiped out over some moron's message of - "lol."

You can't outlaw stupid, but you CAN hold morons responsible for the stupid things they do.

This same principle underpins the demand for national, MANDATORY health insurance.

So, I don't see why liberals and conservatives can't agree on this point: Freedom isn't free.

You're free to be reckless and stupid -- but you're responsible for all costs incurred.

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73Hockey

May-03-14 11:26 AM

Disgusted, you have done the research and I agree with you 100%. However, I believe those stats could be skewed a bit. If someone got into an accident the officer asks where you wearing your seatbelt? Very easy to lie and say yes. I would say there are more accidents caused by texting than that, just no way to prove the driver was or not.

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Peeweepeterson

May-03-14 12:35 PM

Next we won't be able to eat in the car.

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animal

May-03-14 6:58 PM

peeeeweeee you are part of the problem!1

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JackAaah

May-03-14 8:07 PM

I feel it's much more money for the dollar to go after texters instead of going after people blatantly breaking the laws crossing the borders into the country. I feel the customs officers at the borders should be pulled and put on our national hiways to catch many more of the fiends that text while driving....

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JackAaah

May-03-14 8:09 PM

PreJudice 17 says """You can't outlaw stupid, but you CAN hold morons responsible for the stupid things they do."""

Yet we of the Democrat keep voting for our Democrat Party politicians....it must be the feeling of moving forword...must be...

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JustaMan

May-03-14 8:19 PM

JackAaah May-03-14 8:09 PM

PreJudice 17 says """You can't outlaw stupid, but you CAN hold morons responsible for the stupid things they do."""

"Yet we of the Democrat keep voting for our Democrat Party politicians....it must be the feeling of moving forword...must be..."

Considering the votes cast for Dead Republicans in solidarity districts I'ld say your msg is loud & clear.....

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disgusted

May-04-14 6:05 AM

In minor accidents, minor bruising can occur from seat belts. It is easy to check the time on cell phones to see if it was in use. Even if the number tripled or quadrupled, it would not be a significant number. Do I like texters? Absolutely NOT! I don't like careless or mindless driving of ANY sort!

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Legend

May-04-14 8:27 AM

Raising the punishment 4 twd is a no-brainer when compared 2 the seat belt law. LS: read james lien today. Help please--what did the city attorney say or do to be subordinate? Disgruntled management!

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Legend

May-04-14 5:19 PM

This is to protect those who might b injured/killed by the dwtexter. I bet the city has 2 pay off the fired lawyer (with our money) because they can't have her going public with what she advised them not 2 do. place your bets.

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