• freedomsailor avatar freedomsailor Posted: 4/8/2012 10:30am PDT

    How about some REAL fines for texting or using a cellphone. Maybe $500 for first offense and loss of liscence for 2 months. $5000 for the second and loss of liscence for 2 years. And the third offense, permanent loss of liscence, $25,000 fine and 5 years jail time. All the above would be manditory, with no plea bargan, etc. etc.

    You think that is tough? See how you would feel if your wife and child were killed by someone texting, who got off with a $65 fine.

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 4/8/2012 11:23am PDT

    David, Thanks for your comments on this issue of distracted driving. There's no question that it is a serious problem in this country, one that the statistics probably don't even come near to doing justice, being that distracted driving isn't listed as cause of accidents and fatalities in many cases. We can only surmise that you know of or perhaps have personally experienced tragedy resulting from a texting driver. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

  • freedomsailor avatar freedomsailor Posted: 4/8/2012 11:57am PDT

    Thanks, Suzanne, for caring enough to read my rant. It bothers me every time I see someone arrested for texting and causing an accident, and then get off with out a fine, points or even probation.

    Yes, I lost my wife and 11 year old daughter, 643 days ago, to a 19 year old girls "texting while driving" fun.

    And, after reading my post again, I see that I don't know how to spell "license".

    Thanks....