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Texting/Cell Phone Talking will get you a ticket while cycling.

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Don't Text & Ride (fixed by JH)

 

 

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This strikes me as being pretty sad on a number of different levels. Sad that legislators feel the need to legislate everything. Sad that there are people out there who may need a law to keep them from talking/texting while riding a bicycle. I would have hoped that it would have just occurred to people that this is a really bad idea, and refrained from doing it.
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Kevin C said:
This strikes me as being pretty sad on a number of different levels. Sad that legislators feel the need to legislate everything. Sad that there are people out there who may need a law to keep them from talking/texting while riding a bicycle. I would have hoped that it would have just occurred to people that this is a really bad idea, and refrained from doing it.
I agree. 

Kevin C said:
This strikes me as being pretty sad on a number of different levels. Sad that legislators feel the need to legislate everything. Sad that there are people out there who may need a law to keep them from talking/texting while riding a bicycle. I would have hoped that it would have just occurred to people that this is a really bad idea, and refrained from doing it.
Bikes might be more visible than motorists.
Do they ever ticket texting motorists?
On Saturday I saw a cop texting while driving his SUV police "car".

True.

Not often.

I've seen it too.

 

"Everyone else was doing it" is not a very compelling defense to a misdemeanor. 

Michael J Blane said:

Bikes might be more visible than motorists.
Do they ever ticket texting motorists?
On Saturday I saw a cop texting while driving his SUV police "car".

I almost laughed out loud last time I was in traffic court and heard someone tell the Judge he wasn't guilty of speeding because "everyone else was doing it". 

 

I haven't spent much time in court, but i imagine that there are few defenses that ire a judge more...


Kevin C said:

True.

Not often.

I've seen it too.

 

"Everyone else was doing it" is not a very compelling defense to a misdemeanor. 

Michael J Blane said:

Bikes might be more visible than motorists.
Do they ever ticket texting motorists?
On Saturday I saw a cop texting while driving his SUV police "car".

I'd be interested in the rationale of a cyclist who thinks typing out a message while riding is a fine idea.

 

Watch out for that treeeee!!

*humming the George of the Jungle theme*

The comic aspect comes from the fact that it is an admission of guilt. You just made the judge's job a whole lot easier.

Liz said:

I almost laughed out loud last time I was in traffic court and heard someone tell the Judge he wasn't guilty of speeding because "everyone else was doing it". 

 

I haven't spent much time in court, but i imagine that there are few defenses that ire a judge more...



Too bad on a bike you're much more visible than when your in a vehicle.

 

Not too mention it's a really bad.

Texting and riding is stupid, but under this law I would probably be ticketed if I got out my iPod touch to change the song during my 90 minute ride downtown. Just another silly law written for hypothetical people, not real ones.

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