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Texting while Driving Laws Expose DUI Hypocrisy

Texting while driving is becoming more and more prevalent on our roadways.  We hear about the horrible accidents and the unfortunate loss of life. In the interests of protecting the public, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania decided to take strict action to eradicate the problem.  The harsh punishment they attached to driving while texting is a […]

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Is it Legal to Play Angry Birds while Driving?

This month a new law banning driving while texting went into effect across Pennsylvania.  This problems has grown quickly over the past couple years but our lawmakers seem out-of-sync with reality.  So much so that under the new law, you are allowed to play angry birds while driving.

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Distracted Driving Increasing Despite Bans

Recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that driving while using a cellphone has increased over the past year despite the fact that this has been banned by a large number of states.  How widespread is this problem?  According to reports about distracted driving, 18% of people surveyed by NHTSA admitted […]

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Pennsylvania Driving while Texting Ban Highlights DUI Hypocrisy

Pennsylvania driving while texting penalties underscore the political nature of criminal penalties in PA.  Under the new measure, drivers found guilty of driving while texting (DWT) would face a $50 fine.  Compare this to the penalties for DUI and you will notice a huge discrepancy. Pa. Senate Approves Texting While Driving Ban Governor Expected To […]

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PA Distracted Driving vs DUI

PA Distracted Driving vs DUI: Which is more dangerous? I don’t like DUI drivers any more than you do.  We are all well aware of the danger of drunk driving.   That’s because there are huge awareness campaigns funded by powerful DUI lobbies which highlight these dangers.  What most people don’t realize is that distracted driving […]

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Profiling a Drunk Driver on the Road: Driving While Texting or DUI?

Imagine, you are in Pennsylvania.  It is late at night.  It is after 2 am which is the typical closing time for bars here in Pennsylvania.  You are a police officer.  You see a car that you do not recognize in front of you.  It starts to weave.  Then, when there is no other traffic […]

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