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[ NNSquad ] Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

http://j.mp/17oKTlS  (CNN)

   "On Tuesday, three appeals court judges agreed with it -- in
    principle.  They ruled that if the sender of text messages knows
    that the recipient is driving and texting at the same time, a
    court may hold the sender responsible for distraction and hold him
    or her liable for the accident."

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Even the theoretical concept of holding the person at the other end of
an electronic communication (hell, even another person just talking in
the same vehicle) responsible for a driver's stupidity is beyond

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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