The law is out of date already, before it's even in place. It's not about texting anymore, it's FB or Twitter updates, it's snapchat or whatsapp messages, it's Pokemon go, it's angry birds, it's Netflix, it's all the other multitude of distractions that a smartphone offers. Oh, and it's a camera/mirror too!
Any use of a handheld device (either for text, calls, social media or whatever) should be as illegal as drink or drug driving. It should carry an automatic 2 year ban on top of whatever other penalty, so to run after any custodial sentence. 2nd offence should be a 5 year ban, 3rd 10 year or even life time (3 rules and you're out strike) ban. You have to be a real arrogant prick to not only think you are safe to do this whilst driving, but also to put other people's lives in danger. If I have offended anyone with this post, then they probably deserve it. Nothing is that important that it can't wait until you can pull over to a safe place. If you don't care about your own life, consider other people's right to existence if you have a cavalier attitude to their right to life. Some things are pretty clear cut in life. This is one of them. DON'T DO IT. It's sad that we need harsh laws to enforce them, but sadly, there will always be selfish arseholes.
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