Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Text And Drive - They're Gonna Getcha!

THAT'S RIGHT - IT'S NOT!
Today, April Fool's Day, begins a month-long ramped-up enforcement by both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments and more than 200 other law enforcement agencies to snag those of us who may text and/or use cell phones while driving without proper hands-free protocols.  You can read Costa Mesa's announcement HERE.  The Newport Beach announcement is similar.

A CLUB, NOT A CARROT
The message is clear - distracted drivers are a menace on the roadways and one way to modify bad behavior is to nail them with tickets.  The fine for the first offense is $161, growing to AT LEAST  $281 for the second.

YOU CAN DO IT!
So, be a good little responsible person and DO NOT text while driving.  Don't use your cell phone if you don't have hands-free capability.  If you simply cannot stand to ignore your phone for a few minutes, safely pull off the roadway, park, turn off the engine, THEN read the darn messages!  Don't endanger the lives of fellow-drivers and pedestrians by driving distracted.

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

Now if they'd only crack down on texting while walking in parking lots or crossing streets.

4/01/2014 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger valan2 said...

How about texting while sitting on the City Council dais?

4/02/2014 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

You're right, Valan2, could be dangerous to the health of us all! ;-)

4/02/2014 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

I forgot about that - texting while governing - or pretending to govern. He's not even pretending to listen.

4/02/2014 10:51:00 AM  

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