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    Watch it guys or the mods will be here in no time... It's fine to debate an issue but that does NOT mean you have to (or can) attack each other (personally). All that does is make you look stupid and will end up to the thread being closed and/or users being banned. Anyone that has to attach another person directly instead of intelligently debating an issue just shows how little they have to contribute (and we've all done it before).

    If you've kept up with the news lately there have been several reports/studies that show that these laws have done little to nothing to reduce accident rates. Now whether this is an issue with the laws not being enforced enough (which is HIGHLY plausible) or if these laws are address a non-issue (i.e. txting doesn't lead to accidents) is anyone's guess at this point.
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    OK MR Wannabe mod.... let the mods do their job... no need to help them...

    p.s. Attack is spelled with a K
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    Quote Originally Posted by KZIWarrior View Post
    If you've kept up with the news lately there have been several reports/studies that show that these laws have done little to nothing to reduce accident rates. Now whether this is an issue with the laws not being enforced enough (which is HIGHLY plausible) or if these laws are address a non-issue (i.e. txting doesn't lead to accidents) is anyone's guess at this point.
    Judging by the OP, I would say it's the former.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Lover View Post
    OK MR Wannabe mod.... let the mods do there job... no need to help them...

    p.s. Attack is spelled with a K
    lol... and it's their, not there.
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    BBC NEWS | UK | Text driving 'worse than drink'

    If your reaction times are worse than a drunk's while 'text driving'... I would go ahead and just repeal DWI laws while you're at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KZIWarrior View Post
    Watch it guys or the mods will be here in no time... It's fine to debate an issue but that does NOT mean you have to (or can) attach each other (personally).
    I am not attacking the OP, just his argument and original rant.
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    I've been texting and driving since... well, since the first time I drove a car. In fact, I tend to text MORE OFTEN while driving. I text in construction, school zones, and while in neighborhoods with kids riding their bikes. I have yet to even have a close call.

    The funniest thing about these laws is how unenforceable they are. Police do NOT have the authority to search your phone to see when texts were sent. If you open up google maps before they come up to your car, you can merely claim that you were using your phone as a GPS. This is entirely legal and at this point there is absolutely nothing the cop can do unless you were actually stupid enough to be driving erratically or swerving while texting.

    I'd say most people shouldn't text and drive. But if you're used to it and able to do so safely, then I see no issues whatsoever with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atlharry View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | Text driving 'worse than drink'

    If your reaction times are worse than a drunk's while 'text driving'... I would go ahead and just repeal DWI laws while you're at it.
    Wasn't this on an episode of 'MythBusters'? If I remember correctly (though I may be mistaken) they came up with the same conclusion(s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0Ld View Post
    I've been texting and driving since... well, since the first time I drove a car. In fact, I tend to text MORE OFTEN while driving. I text in construction, school zones, and while in neighborhoods with kids riding their bikes. I have yet to even have a close call.
    I know people who (use to) drive drunk and have never had a near miss, does that make it ok?
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