Monday, October 25, 2010

Toledo - No Texting and Driving


My friend is a Sargent with the Cleveland Heights Police Force and was telling me that they just passed a ban on texting while driving.  I looked further into it and noticed Toledo has the same ban that was passed last year and put into effect Jan 1, 2010.  I must have forgotten about it.  Typically I do not text while driving.  Only at stop lights.  I'm not saying that's good but I am making an effort.

Read more info here on what cities have the ban in effect.

1st offense in Toledo is a $150 fine.  

I am wondering why this has not been passed at the state level?  How are people supposed to know and remember what cities they can and cannot text in?  I know, I know, we should not be doing it at all, but to properly enforce it, I would think we need the entire state on board.

Your thoughts on this?

4 comments:

AthenaBee said...

This really needs to be a statewide law. It is SO dangerous. Granted I didn't stop doing it until I had kids, but that's beside the point...

B. said...

I don't text while driving I just twitter and facebook, I kid I kid. I used to text all the time when I had my old phone I could pretty much type one handed without looking. Now I have a touch screen and I can't type by feel anymore. I also saw that they were speculating that the law might cause more danger because people hold there phones a lot lower to hide them and fully take their eyes off the road. Either way it is really dangerous.

SassyTimes said...

On our recent trip to Canada, there were signs posted on the E-way every so often that reminded you that all cell phone usage (talking AND texting; only handsfree devices are legal) was illegal. It even had the fine stated. I think each state should have a uniform law and it should be posted once you enter that state, with reminders every few miles.

wrestling kitties said...

I wish I could say that I have never texted while driving, but I admit I have done it a couple times quickly. I hate that people text and drive, I hate that I have. It is SO dangerous. It seems like people are doing everything BUT driving now. It should be passed on a state level....for every state. It isn't safe....especially now that it is just common place for teens to do it. They can barely drive anyways, let alone while texting!