North Carolina becomes the latest state to ban texting while driving

North Carolina becomes the latest state to ban texting while driving
It's almost inevitable and not stopping, but more states are passing laws banning texting while driving a vehicle. The amount of accidents blamed by this is becoming alarmingly prominent across the country. Governor Bev Perdue from North Carolina signed a law banning the act in the state – becoming the fourteenth to enact such a law. We've seen the number of states passing this law double in 2009 with more to come in the near future. Drivers need to consider the serious consequences of what can occur – and this new law will do just that. According to a Governors Highway Safety Association Executive Director, “There's a tremendous amount of interest in state legislatures and the highway safety community in the distracted driving issue. Regardless of the law, texting and driving should not mix. We need to restore some common sense to driving." So expect more states to join the list by the end of the year.

via PR Newswire

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6 Comments

1. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

It's easy to text and drive. Is it illegal in Missouri ?

2. Heel73

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 20, 2009

Perdue. No "k"

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree it's easy. but most people who text i get frusterated at. they don't see when a light turns green and they don't use their blinkers which really gets me mad. i want to roll down my window and say, learn how to text and drive!

4. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Yeah I hate people that cant drive they piss me off. I guess if you have a qwerty keyboard it will be harder to text thats why I dont like them I just use the numeric keypad.

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm from North Carolina and I'm glad it's banned.

6. MadProfessor

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

It needs to be all 50 states. This country has far too many inept drivers. They need as few distractions as possible.

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