NC Texting Ban Signed Into Law

All those of you who can't keep off your cell phones while behind the wheel, hang up for a second because North Carolina laws are about to change.

Governor Beverly Perdue signed a no texting while driving bill Friday which means come December 1st it will be illegal for drivers to use their cell phones to use Email or send text messages while driving.

The fine if you're caught is up to $100 plus court fees.


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  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 22, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    What U mean charactar bc U DONE KNO ME. U just jealouse U done evn kno how 2 txt.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    I did realize that I was being "had" as I stated in my last post to the character "Kayleigh" that I would humor her/him for a minute. Although I realize that I am not the "brightest" crayon in the box I do know when and what an apostrophe is and how to correctly use it. I am not here to turn in a proof read, professor approved paper, I am also not here using "text" language or "ebonics". Regarding the cell phone usage I would say that outside of Greenville you would definitely need US Cellular. I have AT&T service on my iphone, it is pretty useless when I travel to the Outer Banks.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jun 21, 2009 at 09:50 PM
    Chris, you've been had. Go to Wikipedia and look up sockpuppetry. Also I recommend restraint from calling into question another's intelligence when your own illiteracy is so apparent. Intelligence insults are seldom appreciated coming from one with perfect spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but when you don't even try, it's just funny. (Hint: Watch those apostrophes - you misuse them almost every time.) To stay on topic, despite what Verizon would have you believe, cell phones are great for emergencies. Though out here you pretty much have to have US Cellular to get service outside of the city limits. A pretty, exclusive AT&T or Verizon phone might be a nice toy at the office, but if you can't call for help on the back roads, what good is it?
  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 21, 2009 at 08:52 PM
    OMG chris ura hatar!! u done know me. U cldnt get a girl like me eithar so hahahah how u like that. I look 2 good for u. Im HOTT and have piarcings whare u cldnt imagin. Have fun U sound old to hows that working for u. ew. And I life bettar than u and I done work. Work is stupid u cant txt at work and I done walk to Mickie Ds I ride with my bf or my cousin who also quit school cos she cldnt txt thare an she doin bettar than U too. U done know anything.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    Toby, Civil law? What exactly are you going to get from most people around here? Their bills? How about we outlaw cellphone usage in a moving vehicle all together and protect the families on the roadway instead of leaving a long civil trial for the living relative(s) to deal with?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    "Kayleigh" I will humor you for a minute even though I realize that you are only a colorful internet personality. Walking to "mickie ds" or sitting at home "drawing yo check" does not make you intelligent. If this were the case, it would make you "typical" but not "intelligent". You are exactly right that I could not text while in school, cellphone's were not even around then. We also had parent's that actually raised children then too. Believe it or not things were alot better before kids became parent's and their kids became parents as well. Now we have alot of people that rely on welfare, food stamps, and fastfood in order to survive. What happened to cooking a meal for your child? I can only imagine that your weight equals that of the soccer-mom's SUV.
  • by Toby Location: Williamston on Jun 21, 2009 at 06:33 AM
    Let's see. We are in the worst financial crisis since the depression and this is what state government is doing. How about if we use the laws that are in place and charge the person by finding them responsible for causing an accident. This is what civil law is for.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jun 20, 2009 at 09:29 PM
    Wow, sockpuppetry on the WITN.com comments. Anyway, it's generally a good idea, as some can't multitask as well as others. It won't solve any problems, though, as apparently changing the radio/CD/tape, quite a common distraction, is still legal. I suppose it is a step in the right direction, but a good texter can text in their pocket, or purse, or pretty much out of sight. In other words a police officer would not be able to see them doing it. As for police, their computers help keep their communities safe, and they have additional training. Training I would love to have, being one who loves to drive, but that is beside the point.
  • by Kayleigh Location: Greenvill on Jun 20, 2009 at 07:01 AM
    Hay ppl I also in Greenvill an I done see too many cops if u wan 2 pty it cool but I done wan 2 see soem of u. Like Chris he say I done have intelligace well if I done have intelligace how come U gotta work and I can sty home an txt. I can sty home an I done even haf to cook. My bf bring us Mickie ds or else I walk down there. I stay home and I watch Maury an I look good an my baby be dressed in SOUTHPOLE TOO. So your the one wit no intelligace cos you went to school you couldnt even txt back then show u how stupid u are rite!!
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 20, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    I saw a lady driving a mini-van almost plow into a parked cement truck the other day. She was swerving left and right and then I realized she was texting. Remind me again why people think humans are the superior intelligence again?
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