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Senders of texts to drivers can be held liable, New Jersey court rules

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Lame.
     
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  3. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Stupidest court decision ever?

    How is the sender supposed to know the current location and actions of the receiver? What if the text message is delayed by 3 minutes (e.g. temporarily no signal for the sender)?

    Peter
     
  4. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    seems like it would be a big burden of proof how would you know if someone's driving
     
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not really....There's records of the texts on the phones isn't there?

    Previous text from driver reads "On my way now, be there in 5 minutes." Texter sitting at kitchen table texts " OK, Don't forget to stop at the ###### first and pick up some ##### for Bob. Oh, we also need the ### taken care of so be sure that gets done first".................

    If one of them lame *** pieces O' texting-while-driving crap ever get me in a crash <notice I didn't say accident> I'm going after them for anything and everything I can get!

    Mike
     
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Asinine.
     
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  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    You dont have to read one til you stop.
    So anyone that calls you is the negligent one ?????
    Kind of sounds like obamas kids blaming everyone else for their evil doings.
    Ever heard of just turning your phone off or ignoring it ????
     
  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey, as long as they throw the book at the DRIVER that was negligent I don't care if they want to go after the person knowingly texting the driver also! And for the record I do not text, and I hardly ever have used a cell phone while driving. Strange as it may seem, driving has never given ME the urge to get on the phone. Maybe I've been missing something all these years?

    What does Obama have to do with the discussion anyway?
     
  9. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    "there's an app for that!" :)
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Since I am a rational and caring person I never text when driving. The other people on the road don't deserve to have their life destroyed because I want to respond to 'are you on your way.'

    Texting and driving is just as deadly as drinking and driving, maybe worse.

    Making a non-moving sender liable is just stupid though. Should be expected from our idiotic courts who want to make every action a crime, and make us all criminals.
     
  11. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Burt
    If we aren't all considered criminals how will the "Authorities" justify putting us in concentration camps??

    Sheldon
     
  12. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like some lawmaker's idiot kid caused a wreck. So this came to be and common sense has been tossed in the state of Governor Chris Christie aka Peter Griffin.
     
  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Well seeing a Montana judge gave a satans helper 30 days in jail for raping a teenager, what would you expect?
     
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  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    &#8220;The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions&#8230;&#8221; Adolph Hitler

    Idiotic laws to make you a criminal have their purpose.
     
  15. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Tells me that judge best be watched, as he seems to think rape is just dandy.
    Maybe a lot more looking into his background is needed.
     
  16. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    New Jersey is another state that needs to slide off into the ocean, along with Kommiefornia and Mbubblegumtwosh!ts.
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    All I want is as many NJ residents' phone numbers as possible so I can set up a constant text blast from OR... and see just how liable Judge Dingledork can find me from here, let alone DO SOMETHING about it. ;)