Have you ever been driving down the road when you see an erratic driver crossing the line, speeding and not obeying traffic laws? And, after looking up, you see the driver texting away on a cell phone. There is no argument that texting while driving does cause distraction. Many states within the United States have banned texting while driving, and many foreign countries also have laws against it. Punishment ranges from a small fine to possible prison time. That is why it is very important to check the law in the location that you will be traveling to.
If traveling within the United States be sure to check http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html to see if texting is illegal in the state you are traveling to.
If traveling internationally, the U.S. State Department does give country specific information in the traffic safety pages for each country. Additionally, the Cellular News Web site has a list of countries and the laws pertaining to texting.
Posted by Stacy Sprenger at 2:00pm in Safety & Security
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