Reply to post: Re: Typing texts at the wheel is incredibly dangerous

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

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Re: Typing texts at the wheel is incredibly dangerous

Holding your phone IS illegal. Eating or drinking while driving IS illegal. Tapping on your laptop, reading the newspaper or a book, or even watching a movie on your laptop or cellphone while driving IS illegal. ( Yes, i've seen all of these happen, unfortunately ).

What I find interesting is that you can be fined for eating an apple, but smoking a cigarette (which involves picking one out of a pack, and fiddling with lighter and ashtray) is perfectly OK. That, to me, is really BS.

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