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Area sees few texting ban citations

Authorities see just four instances in Wood County

February 22, 2013

PARKERSBURG — In 2012, West Virginia became the 36th state to adopt a law banning texting while driving....

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Feb-22-13 12:19 AM

Gee what a shock. West Virginia needs to quit passing new laws and try enforcing laws already on the books.

In June we'll see news reports about how cell phone usage while driving becoming a "primary offense." That won't be enforced either.

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Feb-22-13 11:25 AM

It's hard to enforce a law when the biggest violators are the one's enforcing it.

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Feb-22-13 11:29 AM

MrT hit it. You can't pass a cop in his cruiser where he isn't on the phone.

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Feb-22-13 12:25 PM

Why should nonenforcers(those not associated with the objective of saving lives) be texting? Is texting to see if one is going to be available for dinner and company later that day an emergency? I think not!!! Texting by nonenforcers should be punished to the extent the law allows!!!

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Feb-22-13 3:17 PM

why should the enforcers be doing it either???

i think it's great that they passed this law, however i do agree about constantly seeing those who are supposed to be enforcing the laws doing it themselves... and this isn't just city and county.. i have seen state troopers doing it as well. i am not from parkersburg either, so it isn't just there that they do it

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Feb-22-13 4:31 PM

Unfair or not, 17C-14-15 states the law does not apply to 1st responders in the performance of their duties. Not saying it is right or not, just the law. In some areas in WV, 911 calls can and are texted to 1st responder cell phones.

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