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Florida bans computers/smartphones

Halifax, Canada
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Florida bans computers/smartphones

Check this one out. It may be illegal to take your computer or smart phone with you on vacation:

huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/florida-banned…

What next ? :)

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1. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

Not quite.

Orlando, FL
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2. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

On a more serious note, they did pass a bill preventing "texting while driving" which is to go in effect October 1, 2013. It is a bit weak however. It will be a secondary offense so you'd have to be pulled over for something else to be cited. Still, hopefully people will keep those phones away while driving.

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3. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

We have a law in Nova Scotia banning the use of cell phones while driving, including texting or voice with the exception of hands free voice.

Edited: 19 July 2013, 13:47
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4. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

I can't believe texting while driving has ever been legal, that's ridiculous! You should lose your licence if caught texting while driving, IMO. A good friend of mine was killed by a driver who was texting while driving and ran her car straight into his a couple of years ago.

Valley Stream, NY
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that's terrible USL :(

here you can get stopped for being on the phone/texting or talking, not just if you're stopped for something else. doesn't stop people of course, they're in their own little worlds.

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6. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

IMO only complete and utter idiots use cell / mobile phones whilst driving regardless of country .

Sorry to hear about your friend USL

Corona del Mar, CA
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7. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

The bill did no such thing.

I suggest you actually read the bill and legislative analysis and not base your opinion on something you read on the Internet.

flsenate.gov/Session/…PDF

http://tinyurl.com/nqrqf5m

Edited: 19 July 2013, 16:32
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8. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

This thread should be deleted. Some people will believe anything.

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9. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

I have never seen In the UK so many people texting while driving as I have in Florida

Mostly women I must say

It's absolutely appalling that there isn't a more effective deterrent

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10. Re: Florida bans computers/smartphones

Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.