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11-24-07, 10:23 AM #1Corporal
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"First ever texting ticket given"
First-Ever Driving While Texting Ticket Issued
Posted Nov 20th 2007 10:39AM by Tim Stevens
Filed under: Cell Phones
Driving while texting is dangerous and illegal in many places. It can even land you in jail. Though not exactly behind bars, an unlucky driver caught sending a message in Phoenix was issued the state's first citation for driving while texting, thanks to a new law, set in place in September, that makes the practice illegal.
Much like speeding and other moving violations, driving while texting is one of those offenses that asks police officers to use their judgment. In general, police have indicated warnings will be given in most cases, with citations going out to those caught texting in heavy traffic or anyone causing an accident.
It's unknown exactly what happened on November 5th when that first citation was given out, but we do know that the driver will be facing fines of between $184 and $460 depending on the severity of the offense.
That's a lot of cash for a text message.
11-24-07, 12:40 PM #2
It is about time someone got caught. See it all the time in CA. Come July, there should be a rapid reduction in the stupids texting while driving.Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
[George Washington (1732 - 1799)]
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