Your all invited to join me! What I am going to do is simple, I will no longer text people when I know they are driving. If I text someone and they tell me they are driving I will call them or wait till they get where they are going. I figure that there has to be a lot of people like me who do not like to text, as well as those who will read only while driving. The reading part is just as bad as the typing part.
My home state, “The People’s Republic of” Maryland has a hands free only law. Meaning you are not allowed to hold your phone and talk while driving….
Like drinking and driving, most people think that the hands free law, does not apply to them. I can’t tell you the number of people that I see driving and holding their phone. Sadly I have even seen a few police officers doing so, while I understand the need for them to communicate I also understand that they may not want to enforce that law when they break it themselves. How do I know they are police? It says County or State Police on the car they are driving.
Regardless if you agree with the law or not, it is the law. There have been to many accidents caused by textin and driving to just ignore it.
Of course my State as always can’t seem to limit the law so they banned hand held calls as well.
I do live in Maryland and I can tell you that most of our legislatures are just waiting to find out how they can tax the air we breath. Mark my words, just as soon as they can figure out a way to package it, so residents don’t understand its a breathing tax, they will. Snap off on tangent here…
The textin and driving thing is serious and its only going to get worse unless we the people put a stop to it. We can not expect anyone else to do so until we do it. We have to enforce on ourselves a zero tolerance policy before we can expect others to do the same.
Who knows we might just save our own kids lives. I get very afraid for little kids when I see a Mom driving, textin and having the kids in the car.