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Politician Attempts To Ban Texting While Crossing Roads

If the legislators in this country continue down their current path, by the year 2020 citizens will only be allowed to send or receive text messages in a padded room, under the watchful eye of an employee of the State. Unfortunately, this inevitable trend toward the State gaining complete control of your cell phone operations continued this week in Carson City, NV.

CBS Las Vegas provided coverage of a local do-gooder, Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford, who has introduced a bill that would essentially ban touching your phone while crossing the street.

A bill before the Nevada Assembly would make it illegal for pedestrians to read, browse the internet or enter data with hand-held devices while crossing highways in the state.

Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford introduced AB123 during the floor session Thursday. He says his intention is for the law to apply to all state roads, even in residential areas.

The bill makes exceptions for uses concerning medical emergencies, safety hazards and reporting criminal activity. Public employees and contractors responding to an emergency are also immune to the restrictions.

Munford says increasing frequency of incidents involving people crossing roadways while using phones motivated his bill.

First offenses would result in a written warning, with second and third offenses incurring $100 and $250 fines.

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Good For Him!

I wish they would ban the stupid things being used in the grocery stores while idiots are pushing carts and texting instead of watching where they are going or putting stuff on the conveyors with one hand and holding a phone to their mindless heads with the other hand in the checkout. People that HAVE to live on those brainwashing devices during all aspects of life don't deserve freedom. I don't like government making laws and I guess another good option would let those idiots get run over instead of making laws to protect them. Either way, they deserve what they get.


How Statist

How Statist of you.

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This law is assine. We have too many laws.

If someone isn't afraid of getting smeared by a car, then why would they care about paying a $100 ticket. I agree that cell phones have caused people to draw back socially in society, but they have also accellerated communication to level only dreamed about 10 years ago.

Why do people have to drive, walk, or

engage in multiple activities while texting? I am so tired of people driving 2000 pound machines down the highway and repeatedly swerving off the road and back because they are texting. One of those swerves will result in an out of control vehicle that will kill an innocent.

Granted, walking is less dangerous, but why not stop and then proceed? Why is texting so all-consuming?

Not agreeing with the behavior being legislated - people just need to use their heads and exhibit common courtesy.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I agree

that the cell phone usage has developed into an addiction for many people. Some users can't go more than 5 minutes without looking at their cell phone, no matter what they are doing. Alas, legislating good behavior is dangerous and confirmed by the history to not work. Simmply reference drug laws and DUI laws. When allowed to operate, the free market is the best regulator.


Again, government telling us what's best instead of letting people take responsibility for themselves.

Never ceases

To well..."amaze". doesn't really seem appropriate, so...

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