Oops! New Cell Phone Law Neglected Texting

Here’s an Interesting article reflecting problems with statutory drafting, the legislature, and technology. Perhaps our legislators were simply not familiar with new-fangled cell phones? From the ABA Journal:

California lawmakers took a step in the right direction when they prohibited drivers from talking on handheld cell phones under a new law that takes effect July 1.

But they missed an opportunity by not at the same time prohibiting drivers from sending text messages, says a Mercury News editorial.

“That requires not only holding a device but looking at it,” the San Jose newspaper points out. “And doesn’t texting take two hands? This would leave steering to—what, the elbows?”

And to answer the newspaper’s question, I don’t text with both hands, I only use one. Makes driving perfectly feasible.



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