Broaden the Ban
Texting while driving has been against North Carolina law since December 2009, but police have been able to ticket relatively few texting drivers.
No wonder: An officer has to be able to watch the suspect long enough to tell whether he or she is composing a text message, which is illegal, or merely dialing a phone number, which isn’t.
That’s crazy. North Carolina should join the increasing number of states that have banned the use of hand-held cell phones by drivers for any purpose.
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