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Hands On Wheel

Put cell phones away to keep children safe

August 7, 2013

Despite a new, stiffer law against using cellular telephones or other electronic devices while driving in West Virginia, the practice still remains common....

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Aug-08-13 10:35 PM

Strict enforcement will change our habits - it might take a year or two, but our driving habits will change when we start paying fines for our addiction.

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Aug-08-13 7:56 PM

Hands free driving is the law? Really? The Google car must finally be ready for prime time. :-)

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Aug-07-13 1:12 PM

@Privatized - I never counted before and won't now. That is another major distraction -- looking around and at others instead of the traffic and road. (I don't mean that as "YOU" particularly).

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Aug-07-13 1:05 PM

WTG Random -- your thoughts (and others agreeing) got someone's attention.

Maybe we should try it in emails to our representatives and senators in D.C. (I already do).

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Aug-07-13 11:32 AM

Nothing has changed other than a new law being passed. Driving safely is still a secondary task for those with the texting/cell call addiction.

Try driving one mile and count the number of drivers attached to their devices, I've seen no decrease with the new law enacted.

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Aug-07-13 9:56 AM

Agreed that many are still driving around with phones in their hands. One dingbat ran a stop sign in front of me last week. She was yakking on her phone and blew right through the stop sign.

To all drivers who are still holding cell phones in their hands: if you cause an accident that involves me, I will take you for every cent you have, and every cent you will ever make. Go ahead; keep driving with phones in your hands. I dare you!

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Aug-07-13 8:42 AM

Perhaps more wound have adhere to the letter of the law if the bus drivers who transport our kids and LEO's who enforce the law weren't exempt from the law.

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