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No food, radio or gazing under BG distracted driving law?

Bowling Green News -- Banning texting while driving is one issue, but what about outlawing "distracted driving" as a whole? That's the burning question the Bowling Green City Council faces as they introduced new distracted driving legislation to the community on Tuesday night.

According to The BG News, the ordinance would ban any type of distraction that takes the driver's attention away from the road. While some residents expressed concern that this vague definition would violate their rights, personal injury attorney Mike D. Bell says the heart of the ordinance is in everyone's best interest.

"I understand the intent behind the law and it's great that the legislature is taking advantage of this opportunity to come out to stop distracted driving," Bell said.


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Submitted Jul 22, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:22:52 PM

bluetooth only
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Just laughing?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:05:35 PM

Good feedback.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7:25:46 PM

all people do is hold their phones on their laps taking even more attention off the road.

many talk of over reaching regulations, but if people were already paying attention, something like this wouldn't be in the works.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:53:40 PM

This should be interesting.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 2:10:42 PM

people,we have to pay more attention to who we are voting for.we have been slowly been voting our rights away for years
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:15:52 AM

Mind as well not drive at all! Smells like big brother to me.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:05:54 AM

Radio? Gazing? How will these activities be enforced? Not well-thought out.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:42:58 AM

No more of that distracting blinking.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:26:04 PM

C.Carpets, that was the meaning of my post.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:24:54 PM

So instead of Speed Traps the cops will have a Sexy Woman with a short skirt and/or a low cut top walking the sidewalks and give tickets out all day to men (and some women) "Gazing" out their side windows. Keep voting for Liberals and they'll keep cramming more stupid laws down your throat.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:01:42 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:57:54 PM

Just enforce existing laws.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:54:38 PM

Good luck in passing a law that is so vague.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:53:56 PM

So children, billboards, radio, pedestrians are all banned? I've seen people collide with the vehicle in front while watching road construction. As previous post indicated, let people drive who can. Stop the ones who can't.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:46:44 PM

good luck
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:43:08 PM

my dog loves to drive
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:43:08 PM

If you can't drive effectively while eating a sandwich, they should take your liscense away. Otherwise, let the rest of us be. Some of us work on the road for a living and its the only chance you get to eat.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:42:14 PM

if we raised the dring age to 30, people would
be amazed at the sudden drop in most infractions.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:48:42 PM

Don't drive distracted.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:04:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 7:09:47 PM

.
More so called public servants that think they know better then us. What a bunch of idiots! The issue is not properly teaching children responsibility. The driving age needs to be raised to 21 or 18 if they graduated from High School.
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Going crazy.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 6:31:39 PM

Some good thoughts , but...... maybe taking it too far because it is too vague.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 5:29:31 PM

I've heard it's illegal to eat and drink in your vehicle in Germany. I don't know this for a fact.

I'm sick and tired hearing about people's rights. Driving is a privilege! Safety first.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 3:32:51 PM

Safety always has to come first.
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Training is really the key.
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No adjusting the AC, seat, windows, mirrors,.......
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No applying lipstick or reading the paper. Sounds right.
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No blinking either.
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gas is $3.59 here this morning
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No smoking!
No talking to a passenger, so no passengers!
Pretty soon: No driver!
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No sneezing!
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No butt scratching!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 12:02:57 PM

Enforce the laws on the books now......

1) Failure to devote your full time attention while driving.
2) Reckless driving.
3) Driving while impaired.
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Watch the school dwindle into nothing. Their students will go to Penn State instead.
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Nothing replaces COMMON SENSE!!
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No more shopping in BG for me. I won't take the chance on a "bogus" ticket.
Just stay home.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:41:25 AM

You think another law is going to prevent drivers from doing things that are distracting? Did a law prevent that guy from shooting people in a movie theater in Colorado? NO.

Americans need to learn common sense, know whats right and wrong, know their limits and have the right to defend themselves when it comes to ANY situation. Enough of the self righteousness, the political correctness, the finger pointing and the too lazy to do anything mentality.

And for those saying robot cars are the future- just watch, we'll be dumb enough to make laws about those, too!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:40:33 AM

Distracted driving is a problem... but passing a law to end distracted driving is like passing a law to change everyone's mind. Distractions happen every second. It's how each personality handles them that can, or not, lead to problems.
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diet
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Gee, I was hoping to jump in here with something snide and sarcastic, but it looks like everyone's beat me to it.

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Cars need a cell phone blocking shield once inside, except 911 calls.
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I agree with the auto tranny statement

You drive a manual you learn to listen to the car and plan ahead for slowing down and speeding up...
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Then they better ban halter tops and mini skirts.
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"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." - Floyd Ferris in Atlas Shrugged

Don't be a Floyd.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:06:45 AM

EVERYTHING is a distraction to driving. The driver's training is all that usually makes the difference.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:55:42 AM

banning automatic transmissions (except for some disabilities)
would solve a lot of the distracted driving problems.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:50:21 AM

talking and texting and eating i understand is a major distraction, but drinking water, juice ect... cannot be construed as being distracted.
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