• fb_16825186 avatar Alex Posted: 5/14/2012 12:57pm PDT

    Really? Seriously? The absurdity of this is mind-boggling. Need I say more?

  • jcms - steve avatar jcms - steve Posted: 5/15/2012 11:16am PDT

    you, sir, are ridiculous!

  • fb_744843488 avatar Robert Posted: 5/14/2012 9:48pm PDT

    How is anyone to know what the person is doing when they receive your text? Or when that person might choose to read your text? This is preposterous . . like saying a writer or singer is responsible for the reactions of someone when they listen to a song! Looks like yet another chance for some lawyers to rack up billable hours!

  • jcms - steve avatar jcms - steve Posted: 5/15/2012 11:34am PDT

    I am not impressed with the judge in this case who did not toss out the claim, unless he is anticipating making a very reasonable precedent, that "No, you absolutely cannot hold the sender of a message liable for the circumstances under which it is read."
    In that case, bravo for the judge.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 5/14/2012 10:35am PDT

    A driver cannot prevent someone from SENDing an email (or calling) but he can ignore the cell phone or turn it off. We may soon see an attempt to mandate that new cars are somehow blocked from receiving such calls, which would handicap the passengers unless that blanket could be zoned to the driver position only.

  • fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 5/14/2012 10:48am PDT

    Let add that there is no way for the law to punish the caller unless it can be established that she knew the other party was driving at the time.
    Having a cell phone with Caller ID made it possible for me (in business) to ignore the phone when driving and latter calling the ID person to see what the call was about.
    I even sometimes yelled at my wife/kids to shut up when traffic was particularly crowded nasty. It pays to scan thru the windows for the car ahead for brake lights and to watch what is going around in nearby lanes. Hard to do when listening in a conversation even off-line.

  • fb_509586037 avatar Courtney Posted: 5/14/2012 9:32pm PDT

    The legal system needs to place a much greater emphasis on personal responsibility and treat issues like this like the absurdities that they are.

  • fb_564872684 avatar Rick Posted: 5/14/2012 1:54pm PDT

    People just need to take ownership of their own actions, stop trying to always point the finger and have a lawsuit for everything.

  • fb_100003373542384 avatar Drew Posted: 5/16/2012 9:38pm PDT

    i will move out of this country if that girl is charged for anything i cant belive the ignorance of people

  • svegliando avatar svegliando Posted: 5/18/2012 10:58am PDT

    It's really sad. I really feel for those victims. I'd prefer to see a stronger sentence for those who violate the law. Going after the sender of the text is just removing the responsibility of the guilty party.