Posts Tagged ‘texting’

Illinois outlaws vehicular texting

December 29, 2009

Watch out if you are texting in your car while driving through Illinois after January 1st.  It will be illegal in that state.

Accident risk while texting: 23 times more likely

December 26, 2009

You are 23 times  more likely to cause an accident while texting than not. 

BUT while the California Highway Patrol handed out nearly 163,000 for people using cell phone while driving, they’ve only handed out 1,400 citations for texting.

WHY?  You can do it in your lap where the police can’t so easily spot.  And I don’t imagine helicopter  surveillance is can help too much either.