DPS Plans on Giving Speeding Tickets to People Caught Texting While Driving
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) plans to issue speeding tickets to people caught texting while driving, starting next year.
This is due to an interpretation of state law that says you can't drive at a speed "greater than is reasonable and prudent."
DPS spokesman Bart Graves told the Arizona Daily Star, "Any speed is not reasonable when you're texting, because you're not fully in control of your driving."
"We are still developing the program, but that is the law we are using," Graves tells New Times.
Word to the wise: "Texting" is probably a blanket term meaning any staring at a cellphone while driving.