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nm_web_abbrev_070612_ms.jpgJimmy Baskets! What the hell kind of lobbyists are forcing this law to be pushed by state reps in Illinois?

The Illinois General Assembly bill, also known as HB 4520, was introduced in January by Rep. Ken Dunkin (D- Chicago), who then insisted: “This legislation is not laughable. On the surface it’s like, ‘Oh wow, what is this?’ But it’s becoming more and more of a common problem with people haplessly crossing an intersection and almost killing themselves.”
Under the proposed law, Illinois residents would get slapped with a misdemeanor and a $25 fine if caught using a cell phone or other wireless device while traversing streets.

I don’t understand why lawmakers just don’t allow natural selection to sort it all out. We can save on the costs of water, too, by simply washing streets with the blood of the dead. The hundreds of thousands who will undoubtedly fall prey to the business end of a Prius if this law is not passed.

Personally, I think they ought to make it illegal to drunk text, if only for my own sake. True story: Three years ago, having never texted before, I made my virgin attempt while in Vegas, drunk. It was a new phone, so I had only three numbers on it. I later learned that the number I texted, unfortunately, was not my wife. My roofer, however, will always believe that I am madly in love with him.

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True story..my dad was almost killed by a driver who was texting. My dad was on his motorcycle, he had the green light, and the school bus driver didn't see the red light because he was texting and he hit my dad. This douche bag had a bus full of kids too, who saw my dad go flying 15 feet across the road. Thankfully my dad didn't die, but he was out of work for 6 months and his leg still hasn't healed. Needless to say I don't text while driving and I give the stink eye to anyone I see who is driving while texting.

Last summer a group of teenage girls from Mr. Kolby's hometown were driving to a lakehouse to celebrate their recent graduation from high school. The driver of the one of the vehicles was texting while driving and drove into the opposite lane. They hit a tractor trailer, head on. Everyone was killed. Some scary shit right there.

I believe the purpose of the legislation is not to stop drivers from texting (I think that's already illegal, or should be), it's to stop pedestrians from texting as they cross the street. I'm with Dustin: if you're that dumb, go ahead, walk in front of a car. In fact, I think it should be legal to help road-crossing texters along by giving them a gentle nudge in the direction of the oncoming vehicle.

I think textspeak should be illegal. Walking while texting should be encouraged, if only to rid the world of the textspeakers.

Bring on the fines! If people are going to cut down on buying gas, how else are we going to collect revenue?? Fine everyone!