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originally posted by: IslandOfMisfitToys
a reply to: Bedlam
Exactly. They can look up our plates on a computer while driving but we can't so much as turn the radio station as defined by the previous poster's link with the definition of "distracted driving".
One rule for them....and an entirely different (and far more restrictive) rule for us.
And I think the nav screens are insane!
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: lovebeck
You are getting bent out of shape because you obviously do not have any understanding whatsoever about laws concerning driving. Literally every State in the US has this little law on their books.
It's called "inattentive driving" and you will more than likely lose in court every time.
LEOs could if they wished pull over almost everybody and ticket them under this law.
Cup of coffee in your hand = inattentive driving
Bluetooth in your ear and talking to your boss = inattentive driving
Smoking while driving = inattentive driving
This case will get tossed though. It's not worth the courts time.
But I would also say that such a ticket DOES go to prove that cities and counties and States do have a quota system when it comes to traffic tickets. They can't deny it after such a ticket as this.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
So there is a law about distracted driving, and it seems it all depends on how the dude was driving. Guess the court will decide. Until then...another molehill-mountain topic for people to get indignant, alarmed, outraged about. Yawns.
a reply to: kosmicjack
Too true. But again, it depends on what he did along with.
Every flipping day I have to drive to work I wish the cops would give out MORE tickets to distracted people doing makeup, shaving, eating, reading emails, typing emails, and generally just not getting their asses in gear fast enough when the light changes.
Where do you drive that it's actually possible to speed in Atlanta? My average MPH is about 15. LOL
originally posted by: RoScoLaz4
originally posted by: Domo1
Eating a burger while driving is dangerous.
someone please make this idiocy stop. what is WRONG with everybody? will you only feel safe when every possible risk in everyday life is controlled by legislation and enforced by threat of punishment?
...using the computers in their cars to look up plates, using the car radio to ask questions, using their cell phones so the questions won't be recorded for evidence, etc. Why aren't the cops dinged for the same thing? It's not like they do the Bondurant course at Camp Peary to give them special ability.
A man who says he got a traffic ticket for eating a cheeseburger while driving in metro Atlanta won't be prosecuted after all.
Cobb County Solicitor General Barry Morgan said in a written statement Friday that his office submitted a dismissal of the case against Madison Turner, and a judge signed it.