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Texting while driving

should carry a stiffer fine than $20 (for a first offense) or $50 (for subsequent offenses) 56% 91 votes
is something I've done myself 13% 22 votes
is something I have never done 7% 12 votes
two of the above 21% 35 votes
160 total votes

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Instead of the fine, the officer should have the right to destroy the offenders phone right there in front of him by either smashing it on the sidewalk or pouring water on it.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
January 28, 2012 at 10:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Texting while diving is ridiculous. We have seen this when scuba divers submerge to photograph us.

fivedolphins (anonymous profile)
January 28, 2012 at 6:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

AZ2SB - If u r in AZ, the police DO have the right to destroy cell phones by "smashing it on the sidewalk or pouring water on it". They are also permitted to shoot it, beat it to death with a baseball bat, or hold a pillow over it until it is dead.

Well, maybe they don't NOW, but I am sure that JB is working on that when she isn't putting Obama in his place.

Seriously, for CA - I think the fine for a first offense should be $250, the second offense should be $500, and, if there is a third offense, then the driver should lose their license to drive for a year, with a year's probation after THAT. As someone who I am sorry to say has used my cell phone while driving, even with a bluetooth device, I can't even IMAGINE texting while driving. It's hard enough to do either, let alone both at the same time, and the potential to do harm to or kill oneself or others while doing it is as dangerous as a DUI and just as dumb.

Gandalf47 (anonymous profile)
January 31, 2012 at 12:45 a.m. (Suggest removal)