Talking on a cell phone may be less distracting than some other activities people may engage in while driving, froetscher admits, but she points out that the use of cell phones and texting devices. In all but four of those states, texting while driving is a primary offense, meaning you can get pulled over and ticketed simply for that alone in florida, iowa, nebraska and ohio, you can get ticketed for texting only if you were pulled over for some other offense, such as speeding. Texting while driving should be made illegal to save lives mike dudzinski a current fire captain of peoria, arizona stated in an interview that in just a year he experiences about 100 deaths with texting being the cause.
The issue of texting while driving in united states staff pick 609 words 1 page the texting and driving problems in the united states 1,034 words 2 pages. Anyone caught texting while driving should be charged with attempted murder cw, no it doesnt nor does it make illegal eating while driving, conversing with passengers etc make it an attempted. Under the new law, florida will join a large majority of states in prohibiting texting while driving as a secondary offense, however, drivers must be stopped for a separate alleged traffic. Despite statistics confirming the dangers of distracted driving due to texting, not all us states have passed laws banning the practice while 41 states have outlawed it, another six states have.
While laws and provisions vary within states, currently, seven states ban hand-held cell-phone use while driving, and text-messaging is banned for all drivers in 18 states and the district of. The people on the other side of the coin think that texting while driving should not be banned because eating and driving or listening to radio can impair the driver as much as texting and driving do to a driver (friedeman n pag. A new state law that won't go into effect for almost a year will make it more difficult on motorists who text while driving currently, a motorist's first offense for texting while driving is a. Until governments send people to jail for texting while driving a car akin to that of dui, it appears to be a feel good law furthermore, jail time for duis still doesn't totally deter people from drinking and driving. Texting while driving should be illegal for several reasons, one being that texting while behind the wheel is just one more distraction a person already has enough things to concentrate on such.
To further education on texting while driving, the government should make it mandatory to attend a two hour class on distracted driving, primarily focussing on texting, and pass the subsequent quiz prospective drivers already have to pass a written quiz on the rules of the road to obtain their learner's permit, so adding another quiz on safe. Cellular phone use and texting while driving laws 4/30/2018 the prevalence of cellular phones, new research, and publicized crashes has started many debates related to the role cell phones play in driver distraction. A number of states have outlawed handheld cellphone use while driving or have banned cellphone use for certain types of drivers most make an exception for emergency calls to police, the fire department, medical personnel, and the like.
It is currently illegal to text while driving in six states: alaska, california, connecticut, minnesota, new jersey, and washingtonâ attempts to ban text messaging are currently being made by many more states as well. Florida is now among 41 states with a texting-while-driving ban, but one of only four states that has labeled the act a secondary offense, according to the governor's highway association. The new jersey town of maplewood wants to ban texting while walking state officials proposed a law that would allow officers to ticket pedestrians who step into the street while looking at their phones. Texting and driving is a serious problem in the united states and needs to be illegal now there are way too many innocent people dying because of this outrageous act first texting and driving is very hazardous and causes lots of damage to people and property.
Texting while driving is banned completely for everyone while the state does not regulate the use of handheld cells while driving, it is illegal in the city of chicago any phone use at all. Texting while driving — and all distracted driving — should be considered reckless driving no more, no less harold dutton, a democrat, has represented houston for 17 terms in the texas house. By ava turnquest tribune chief reporter [email protected] prime minister dr hubert minnis yesterday said the government will amend the law to clamp down on texting and driving.
Should texting while driving be against the law, or will such a ban infringe on basic liberties could this just be a redundant law, given that it is already against the law to drive recklessly. The vast majority of american adults -- 90% -- believe that driving while texting is dangerous and should be against the law, according to a survey by research firm harris interactive. Los angeles - should you be arrested for walking down the street texting a new jersey lawmaker wants to make it illegal, with a fine of $50 and/or 15 days in jail, similar to a jaywalking fine. Should texting while driving be banned in every state what about driving while using a cellphone in the article a texting driver's education, matt richtel writes about reggie shaw, who at the age of 19 caused a fatal accident while texting and driving.
You see, before driving while texting became illegal, motorists didn't have to hide the activity even if they performed texting in plain view of a police officer while driving through a school zone, there was nothing the police could do. It demonstrates why focusing on texting or talking while driving is probably the wrong thing to do if you're looking to decrease automobile accidents (and motor vehicle deaths. State bans on texting while driving did not reduce the rate of auto crashes, says a study by the highway loss data institute hldi surveyed four states (california, louisiana, minnesota and.