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Old 03-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #21
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All we really need is one law for driving while stupid".
They have exactly that in the UK, it is called "driving without due care and attention", and covers all the stupid stuff drivers do.
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They have exactly that in the UK, it is called "driving without due care and attention", and covers all the stupid stuff drivers do.
I'm guessing that our laws against reckless driving are the same thing. law against texting while driving just makes it easier to prosecute. Avoids "Yes, my client was texting while driving, but she is very good at multitasking..."
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Well, there's a subsequent reason why she needs an attorney ...

Fountain-Falling Texter Cathy Cruz Marrero in Court for Criminal Charges - ABC News
Being stupid is not a crime but in her case it seems like there is a link.
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A few weeks ago we were driving home one night. It was on a 2 lane road close to our place and I said to my wife and son, "Look at that idiot with a death wish, riding his bicycle without any lights and dressed all in black". I pulled out to overtake and as we drew close my son pointed out that he did indeed have a light showing. It was the illumination from his phone as he was texting.
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