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Will Gov. Perry wreck another distracted driving measure?

The Dallas Mornig News -- We’ve all done it. Pecked out an occasional “ok” or “be there at 6:30? while driving. In fact, a few of us have replace hunt-and-peck texting with voice command texting, the next best thing to the texting version of a hands-free conversation.

That’s why I glad that there will another push for state-wdie distracted driving legislation. It’s such logical legislation who could possibly be against it?

Unfortunately, the man whose signature counts — Gov. Rick Perry, who vetoed a similar measure two years ago — I’m afraid will do it again.

At least 39 states already ban texting behind the wheel. But not Texas.


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Submitted Feb 27, 2013 By: Drill_It
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:09:51 AM

Rick Perry is more interested in making America a Christian Theocracy.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:55:46 PM

so he refuses to pass an unenforceable law with who knows what riders on it making him bad?
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:36:30 PM

First Bush, now this guy. Knuckleheads of the world rejoice - even you can be elected governor of Texas.
tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:38:15 PM

Will Gov. Perry wreck another distracted driving measure? Maybe so – he just may be texting himself and does not want a distracted driving measure.
The Dallas Mornig News?
Many people text and drive distracted all the time and will continue to do so – law or no law!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
nskmda
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:18:34 PM

@JMW1942
it would be easy for him. but does he care?
andy1024
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:18:04 PM

Hope it will pass this time.
nskmda
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:17:28 PM

@twinfanMN
parents are role models in the first place.
be a good example for you children then you can control the situation.
sydb7
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:03:17 PM

And you wanted him for President?
GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:51:39 AM

lol
WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:27:49 AM

In Texas, reckless driving is a right.
Costello
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:43:57 AM

Have to agree...careless/reckless driving laws exist in all the states. it is like people who do a rolling stop through a stop sign at 15mph. Enforce the law!!!
cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:42:38 AM

Just drive.
JMW1942
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:41:35 AM

I drove 50,000-70,000 miles per year for my job and it didn't take a college degree or some low life politician to make me realize I needed to give %100 of my attention to survive. My only accident in 38 years was a drunk driver who had 5 DUI'S on his record. Why doesn't Hussein protect citizens from drunk drivers? More kids are killed by drunks than guns. Drunk drivers are easy to eliminate.
BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Gov. Perry, what an idiot. I am so glad I don't live in Texas.
twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:20:23 AM

How about if the parents step up and make the kids stop? A lot of the parents are paying for the cell phones anyway so if the parents find out take the phone away fo a while
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:19:23 AM

Maybe you have done it but I never have.
mswillia
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:12:21 AM

distracted driving is distracted driving, all this law allows them to do is check you usage after an instance.
smokinjoe54
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:12:20 AM

I konw I have never texted behind the wheel because I don't text at all.
paulp24
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:04:26 AM

OMG...this guy is still governor? Sorry about your luck Texas
sm5240
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:03:54 AM

It would only work if texting while driving was treated as a DUI.
abacus44
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:00:29 AM

A holdout against the "Nanny-State" mentality, good for him.
Red7002011
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:59:00 AM

Do the right thing!
lkozark
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:56:23 AM

You can't legislate to control stupidity.
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:55:06 AM


NO....we have not ALL DONE IT. Get real.
Some of us have the common sense to not distracted drive.
(Kriminey, that is one awkward turn of of a phrase)
Not all, no...not even most (maybe), but do NOT throw all of us into that bucket!
BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:54:22 AM

whats wrong with this guy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:53:56 AM

Okay
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:53:10 AM

We know how to pick them, what a idiot
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:17 AM

Texas, always holding the pulse of America
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:52:05 AM

Teen deaths on the road is up 19 percent. What do you guess the cause to be??? Cell phones should be fixed to not operate when in the car.
mazdaboy
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:51:58 AM

Texas still believes in the wild wild west.
Hangnail309
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:51:44 AM

Distracted driving can have terrible consequences.
Spirits
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:51:37 AM

The above article is probably done by the hands free texting by the looks of the errors in it.
lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:51:22 AM

perhaps...
zimowski
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:49:36 AM

Banning texting and enforcing the ban are two different things. Most of the bans are not enforced.
Mr.Dirt
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:58 AM

Texting is bad behind the wheel
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:30 AM

Put the phone in the back seat.
AC-302
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48:23 AM

Why would Perry say no? Is there a problem? Is it overly broad?
Mr Tex
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:47:56 AM

If us Texans can ride a horse, drive cattle, and yodel at the same time ... surely we can drive and text at the same time.
PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:47:44 AM

Sign it, Mr. Perry!
arinkrat17
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:46:56 AM

Ok
pachukdog1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:46:49 AM

probably
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:46:47 AM

I don't text.
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:46:25 AM

why wouldn't you ban it? sounds foolish. this guy ran for pres?
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:45:27 AM

"We’ve all done it."

No we haven't "all done it."
nerde
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:45:18 AM

He's distracted
scrossi
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:45:15 AM

There are a lot of idiots out there karlet.
borodin
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:44:39 AM

ok
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:43:07 AM

NO, we haven't all done it, I don't text and drive, but I do sometimes use my Bluetooth through my car audio system to talk to my wife. This is just like conferring with someone that is riding with you, but no texting or holding a phone up to your ear.
karlet
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:42:31 AM

Why would anyone be against the ban on texting while driving????
PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:42:11 AM

So, what's this got to do with the price of gas?
Sam195
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:42:10 AM

We've all done it? Not true. In fact, most of us over the age of 35 are smart enough to not even think about texting/phoning while driving, especially in states such as California where it is illegal. Gov. Perry is an idiot, and is one reason why so many of those Californians who moved to Texas to save taxes are now moving back.
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