Nanny State: New Calif. Law Would Ban Texting While Biking; What's Next?...

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    I guess creating 40,000 new Laws in 2011 wasn't enough for the Nanny/Police Staters.


    It could soon be illegal to ride a bicycle and text if a California lawmaker gets his way.

    Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored the 2008 California law mandating the use of hands-free technology while driving, has proposed extending that law to bicyclists.

    Senate Bill 1475 would ban bicyclists from texting or talking without a headset. Bicyclists would be fined $20 for their first offense and $50 thereafter with no additional fees.

    The new bill was originally part of the 2008 driving ordinance, however the bicycle portion was omitted from the final law. It is supported by the California Bicycle Coalition.

    The bill is currently working its way through the state senate. Sen. Simitian hopes to make it law by the end of 2012.
     
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    Apparently they have nothing better to do in the California legislature, like cure the state's budget woes.
     
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    Socialists/Progressives. Waddayagonnado?
     
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    Why do you think they're creating more offenses? $50 adds up after a while ...
     
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    oh no!!! the horror!!! the horror!!!
     
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    Stellar contribution. :clap2:
     
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    Yes, Big Brother's 'fines' are really just new Taxes. Very perceptive of you. I'm always surprised so few have caught onto the game. They're now fining Citizens for minor infractions at an alarming rate. It's all about control and revenue for Big Government. They just call em 'fines' rather than Taxes. They figure that keeps the sheep in line and going along. And unfortunately, they're right.
     
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    You would say that. You're a classic Socialist/Progressive Nanny Stater stereotype. :)
     
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    I wonder how long it will be before there is a law against texting while walking, standing still, sitting, eating, while sitting on the pot, and sleeping.
     
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    Give Big Brother some time. He'll get around to all that. ;)
     

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