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Posted: 8:06 AM Feb 6, 2012
Texting While Driving Ban Clears Va Senate Panel
Richmond, VA (AP)
Tapping on your BlackBerry or iPhone while at the wheel of a car is going to cost you if a bill overwhelmingly endorsed by a Senate committee becomes law.
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  • by HAM Radio Guy Location: McGaheysville on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    What bearing will this having on other devices? What about an iPod/MP3 player? Will interacting with that be okay, because it's not a cell phone? What about two-way radios? What about GPS units? What about interacting with your car's stereo?

    Perhaps, instead of banning this action, the legislature should focus more on penalizing those who cause an accident WHILE doing using the cell phone (in any fashion). Like using a handgun in commission of a felony. It's not against the law to have a handgun, but it is a chargeable offense if you have one to help you commit many crimes. Police scanners are legal to use in the car, but it's a chargeable offense if you use one to help evade the police while being pursued.

    Just something to think about... is this a slippery slope?
  • by RE Location: Rockingham on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    Taking the phone would be the best punishment. It would be akin to taking their life.
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