Did text-messaging lead to N.Y. crash?

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    Bet she thought she was a multi-tasker.
     
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    Inexperience lead to her death more than anything else. She's not even old enough to know what multi-tasking is, much less actually pull it off.
     
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    Yeah. Couldn't have a thing to do with dividing her attention.
     
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    Either way, it is not a reason to add another law to our laws on the books...

    It is reckless driving, that should cover it.

    The free market can choose to run a campaign against text messaging while driving to inform the public on this hazzard, but to give our government more control over us for something that is already covered, even for an adult, with the charge of reckless driving, is just unnecessary imo.

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    BULL and you know it or should. The Government LICENSES us to drive. It is not a right we have, it is a privelege we earn. Spelling out whats allowed and NOT allowed is required of the Government in this case. Whats sad is that common sense can not prevail but has to be spelled out case by case in laws.
     
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    Bull, what's sad is that one or two incidents of ill doing allows you to force all others in America, to follow the way you think! ;)

    The ''crime'' is ALREADY covered by reckless driving, and other laws relating to endangering others.
     
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    Sorry, but I disagree. When irresponsible people present a danger to the lives of others, it IS the place of the law to step in and require responsible conduct.

    Almost to the person, whenever some nimrod is tooling along in the left-hand lane, there's a phone stuck to their ear and they're oblivious to any and everyone around them. It's bad enough when they do it in the right lane, but when I'm driving, I'm driving, not tooling around rubbernecking and yacking on the phone.

    Txting requires even more attention than THAT. It's ridiculous.
     
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    It isn't one or two incidents. People are impeding and/or endangering traffic every day because they can't wait to get home or stop somewhere to yap on the phone.

    When specific behavior is the cause, that specific behavior needs to be addressed, not covered by some catch-all.
     
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    Stupid little teenagers trying to text and drive at the same time. If that's why she and the others died, I have no real sympathy. Eyes on the friggin' road for a reason.
     
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    Using Care4all's reasoning, we do not need Rape laws. It is already illegal to hold someone against their will, illegal to hit them or cause bodily harm in any manner, illegal to force them to do things against their will. Why there are a HOST of laws that apply.
     

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