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Distracted Drivers

New laws ensure safer roads in W.Va.

July 2, 2013

Beginning this week, you’d better buckle up and hang up while you’re driving in West Virginia. Two long-needed measures became law on Monday....

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Suttle

Jul-03-13 6:10 PM

This law really needs to be enforced. Many drivers continue to text messages while driving. I see them texting while driving everyday. Distract driving has the same affect as impaired driving. No cell phone should be used while driving.

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Suncity

Jul-03-13 5:42 AM

I hope this is enforced. I am sick of these people who can't put their stupid phone down for a minute. And of they kill someone, oh gee, they didn't mean to. And AaronS, come on. 100% of cops are always distracted? :)

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neocurmudgeon74

Jul-02-13 9:54 AM

We all have to accept the fact that we ourselves CAN be distracted; & be alert for it.

Yesterday I was listening to the news on FM radio & the signal got weak so it was difficult to hear. A moment later I realized I had withdrawn part of my attention from the road, to focus on figuring out what was being said.

No, nothing happened while my attention shifted -- not this time. But if you don't recognize you're doing it, it can get you sometime.

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AaronS

Jul-02-13 6:25 AM

The only problem I have with these laws is that LEO's aren't bound by them. If you pass 100 cops, 93 will have a cell phone plastered to their ear. The other 7 are either texting or on the computer.

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