8t truck, footage from his drive recorder.
Here in the US too. I've even seen cyclists texting while riding.Not sure about over there in the US but here in Japan more and more drivers are driving with devices in their hands or on their laps, and bike riders for that matter.
Lombard,Here in the US too. I've even seen cyclists texting while riding.
Many states here have a hand held phone ban while driving. Though it is very seldom that it's enforced.
No disrespect taken. And I hope you didn't take it disrespectfully as if I was implying that your cops "aren't doing their job". I think it's more of an issue of being more difficult to enforce. You can trap a speeder with radar and laser. The only way to bag a hand held cell phone user is visually. As soon as the driver sees the police car, he/she can put the phone down before the officer can see.Lombard,
You are a wealth of knowledge and I truly respect your posts. No disrespect meant when I say the following.
The appetite for cell phones is insatiable. I've said before I'm a cop. I'm lucky enough to be a boss in a small city north of NYC. Last year our cops wrote what amounts to 12% of our population cell phone tickets. That is a damn big number. And end of Day, It hasn't stopped a single person.
I'll be the first to admit...im guilty too. And frankly, hands free is an improvement but it's also still distracting the driver. Divided attention and delayed reaction is the impetus behind driving while intoxicated laws. Same premise...politics skews all.
what's the penalty for getting busting cell phoning and driving?Last year our cops wrote what amounts to 12% of our population cell phone tickets. That is a damn big number. And end of Day, It hasn't stopped a single person.
this site says approx 25% of accidents involve cell phone use.what's the penalty for getting busting cell phoning and driving?
And what percentage of accidents involve a cell phone?
great link.Here are some "official" government stats: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812260
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