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Federal Lawmakers Step In to Regulate Texting and Driving

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Jul 29, 2009, 10:08 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Several Democratic senators are proposing new legislation that would require states to ban drivers from sending text messages and emails while operating moving vehicles. If states don't comply with the federal mandate, they face losing up to 25% of their federal highway funds. If the legislation is passed, the transportation secretary would have six months to create guidelines for the states, which would then have up to another two years to implement the texting/emailing bans. The law would not prevent drivers from sending messages in vehicles that are parked. The proposed legislation follows several nationally publicized stories regarding drivers who were sending text messages in the moments before accidents that resulted in property damage, deaths and injuries.

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Why doesn't anybody see the problem with this issue? DarkStar Jul 29, 2009, 6:47 PM
Cell Ban??? TmobileEmp Jul 29, 2009, 10:22 AM
How do they plan on enforcing this? bdo3272 Jul 29, 2009, 7:18 PM
How about... Veritas117 Jul 30, 2009, 7:48 AM
Ban wearing clothes while driving next?? netboy Jul 29, 2009, 1:01 PM
Don't Ban jhr2112 Jul 29, 2009, 12:40 PM
How would they know you were texting prior to the accident? Area51 Jul 29, 2009, 1:15 PM
there accidents before cellphones! netboy Jul 29, 2009, 2:36 PM
everyone arguing over this is a baby.. TheBlueCat Jul 29, 2009, 9:40 PM
It's like driving under the influence of alcohol as they say.. RottenApple83 Jul 29, 2009, 11:27 AM
 
 
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