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Posted: 7/22/2003 9:33:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2003 9:34:03 AM EDT by Recruit_Killer]
Anyone know if this has passed or not?

Texas House Bill 281 Cell phone use in cars - effective 9/1/03

Sec. 545.425. USE OF TELEPHONE; OFFENSE. (a) An operator may not use a telephone while operating a motor vehicle unless:

(1) the vehicle is stopped; or

(2) the telephone is used without use of either of the operator's hands.

(b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $100.

SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 9:45:02 AM EDT
This is a rediculous law/bill.

If you are driving wrecklessly, either talking on the phone, talking to a passenger, reading the newspaper, changing the radio station, writing, shaving, putting on make-up, etc., then there are already laws in place to handle this issue.

Why make a new law and waste the time & effort to get it passed?

Total BS.
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 9:56:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2003 9:58:37 AM EDT by Recruit_Killer]
Know how much it cost to pass one law? Well, neither do I, but after studying these for the past 9 months, I agree, plenty of others out there to enforce this issue. Especially with the deficit here at home.

Someone sent me this deal and I wanted to verify before too much time goes into flaming it!

c sends
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 1:16:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2003 1:17:01 PM EDT by Bartholomew_Roberts]
Died in committee during the regular legislative session.

You can check the status of Texas state legislature bills here:

www.capitol.state.tx.us/
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 8:53:04 PM EDT
I guess if it ever passed......ALL Law Enforcement would not be driving......Everytime I see those guys they are on their cellphones...

HAHA!
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 10:22:17 PM EDT
well...i have argued this b4. I know most people cant handle multitasking and other things, but i can. seriously, how many accidents are cell phone realated?
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 4:25:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC:
well...i have argued this b4. I know most people cant handle multitasking and other things, but i can. seriously, how many accidents are cell phone realated?



the nation wide percentage is the same with cell phones and DWI at a min %.08. it doesn't seen to matter if you have a hands free phone or not.

let me tell you, it's tough driving down the road talking on the cell phone changing the radio station and trying to drink a beer all at the same time.
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 5:11:31 PM EDT
it did not pass
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