Is a cigarette a hand held device? How about cup of coffee? or Soda? Sandwich?Songbird wrote:It's been made law in Amarillo. Signs are up and they will begin issuing citations in January. No handheld devices at all allowed.
My problem with these feel good laws?
1:They make no difference, ,,ie do not work.
2: We already have state laws that deal with driving distracted.
Already on the books for TX
Ban on all cell phone (handheld and Hands-free) for bus drivers (Primary law)
Ban on all cell phone (handheld and Hands-free) for novice drivers (Primary law)
Ban on texting for novice drivers (Primary law)
Ban on texting for bus drivers (Primary law)
Texas has banned the use of hand-held phones and texting in school zones
Note: In Texas bus driver laws pertain to bus drivers with passengers age 17 and under.
Novice drivers are defined as all drivers at the intermediate stage, first 12 months.
Local stuff as well.
At least these city's already have distracted driving laws... Drive in ANY ONE of them, and tell me the LAW is working...
Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Amarillo, Galveston, El Paso, Missouri City and Stephenville have
enacted local distracted driving laws. Although these cities are the only ones who have laws against
distracted driving, all Texans should aim to reduce distractions while driving.