Thread: Phone Heads
07-23-2003, 01:44 PM #1
Texas has finally made it against the law to use a cellular phone while
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
(1) the vehicle is stopped; or
(2) the telephone is used without use of either of the operator's
b) An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine
not less than $25 or more than $100.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.
07-23-2003, 01:48 PM #2
Damn, I guess I'll be needing to buy one of those handless speakers or something along those lines. I didn't think it would pass.
07-23-2003, 01:51 PM #3AR-Elite Hall of Famer
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Well, Son of a.... At least the fine is not outrageous.
Is Texas the first state to make this law?
07-23-2003, 02:00 PM #4
thats great idea, wish others states would follow. anytime ur driving near somebody on a cell they are either going too slow or not using turn signal or driving incorrectly somehow. its annoying as hell.......
07-23-2003, 02:03 PM #5Respected Member
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I for one am glad as can be.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, pisses me off more on the road then the mother flipper that slows down 30mph to talk on his sun of a bitchin cell phone.
Hell, if a person slows down at all it shows complete incompetence to drive and talk at the same time. If a person comes off that gas pedal one notch, I'm on his(or her) ass with my hand on the horn full blast untill they either get their sorry ass out of my way, or get of the phone and get to normal speed.
Just thinking about it infuriates me
I myself have a hands free, and don't even answer the phone a 1/4 of the time it rings while I'm driving(mostly because I don't want to miss out on my shows but whatever)
Now I'm totally not looking forward to the drive to the gym. I encounter some(not one) of these meat headed morons every day. I need my own freeeway
GET OFF THE PHONE
07-23-2003, 02:11 PM #6
Hey Pheedno...... roadrage ring a bell?
07-23-2003, 02:15 PM #7Originally Posted by BIG TEXAN
07-23-2003, 02:18 PM #8
I'm with Pheedno, I think it's a good thing.
Now of course i'm the bad hypocrit. I drive a manual, so I need both hands, one on the wheel, one on the shift, BUT, still I have talked on the cell phone a couple times trying to drive, and it's very hard, and quite dangerous!!
I think it should be mandatory for all cell phone companies to INCLUDE a hands free device with the cell phones. There are the kinds that hook up to the car, and u can hear the person thru the cars speakers, or just a regular wire. If the government was that serious, they would force this law upon the retailers, and not just the consumers.
However, I think it's a good idea, i'm not sure but I think it's still legal in Canada, but hopefully that will change soon.
07-23-2003, 02:24 PM #9
Claifornia and New York have the same law. Thus is why I will be getting pro-fit in my car!
07-23-2003, 03:03 PM #10
These laws are fine with me on paper, but I wonder why eating and driving isnt illegal as well. there are numerous activities (like reading anddriving) that are just as bad or worse and still arent illegal. this hypocrisy of the gov't pisses me off.
07-23-2003, 08:00 PM #11Member
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You ain't in a fooking 4 wheel phone booth...Should be a law in all 50!!!!!! 10 and 2 and keep your eyes on the road. Sorry I am on the road most times
07-24-2003, 12:14 PM #12
F**K that...thats bull shit for those of us that can talk and drive...if they make that law then they should outlaw talking to someone in your car while useing hand motions...or what about drinking a coke, or jacking with the radio...im pissed...i will flip the first time some dickhead cop pulls me over for useing my cell on the road...F**K the new LAW
07-24-2003, 12:35 PM #13
coldstone- brother I think you need to lower the dosage on the fina... breath man breath!!!!
07-24-2003, 12:40 PM #14
They need to do that in MASS I swear to GOd when im on my bike im scared to hell of some big fucking SUV and a guy on a cell phone running me off the road.
07-24-2003, 02:34 PM #15Originally Posted by BIG TEXAN
the fina is playing games with me though...
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