Would a Statewide Ban on Texting and Driving Really Be Necessary?
|Texting while driving: The source of many profound thoughts.|
Well, after they actually figured out what they were voting for.
The ban that would have been enacted under the passage of House Bill 2125 called for a citation of just $50 for sending or reading text messages while driving, but that went up to $200 if you got in an accident while doing so.
The bill came with other caveats, too, which would have made it even more unlikely that the average driver/texter would get caught by the po-lice.
The municipal ban in Phoenix, for example, has led to citations for people texting and driving approximately once in a blue moon.
Still, it's for the safety, the advocates say.
The Associated Press reports 35 other states have similar bans, but this is Arizona.
Do Arizonans really need a statewide ban on texting and driving?
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