Its times like these that I am glad I live in Manhattan without a car. I rented a car two weeks ago and tried to check an email while I was driving and realized how distracting it was. I can only imagine if I was trying to type a response…
With that said Paul just sent us an article that as of last week you will get fined in California for writing an SMS while driving. The first offence is $20 with repeat offenses being $50. I guess this is in response to the train accident that was supposedly caused by the conductor sending an SMS.
My question is how will a police officer know if you are typing an SMS or just checking an email or even more so using a voice activated app like Vlingo?
via LA Times