Now let's go back and do this RIGHT.Ban cell use and texting by
ANYONE no matter what age they may be.
I hope the bill stays dead. At this point, it is only mostly dead.
So texting is not okay, but talking is? The brain cannot multitask that way,
with divided attention, and so talking on a cell phone, even hands free, is just
as bad as texting. We see it every day: People driving like they are drunk
just talking on the phone; not texting, just driving.And I agree
with One Old Man: There needs to be a ban on everyone, not just teenagers!
Come on law makers, you can't drive around the block without being cut off,
slowed down, unable to move after a light change etc. etc. etc........ Not to
mention the chance of being involved in accident involving a person using a
phone while driving.... Take a big dose of courage and pass a ban on all cell
phone use while driving.... It won't hurt to pass at least one bill that
makes sense.... I promise! Just try it for once and see.....
To "one old man" done.Per Utah Code 41-6a-1715. Careless
driving defined and prohibited "A person operating a motor vehicle is guilty
of careless driving if the person...using a wireless telephone or other
electronic device unless the person is using hands-free talking and listening
features while operating the motor vehicle" Per the code that is a class C
misdemeanor.If you can text with a hands-free device, then you are
legal. Otherwise it is illegal.
I think the legislators must all be body-shop owners.that and the
have family members who work as EMTs or in ERs.They show no desire
to reduce their business - the more wrecks on the highways, the more their
bussinesses and their family members jobs prosper.Either that or
they are just rude, inconsiderate so and sos who think their conversations with
their grandkids are more important than public safety.For once I
agree with old man and exscribe.