Britain Enacts Tough Laws Banning Texting While Driving

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Britain has enacted tough new laws banning cell phone use while driving. Texting while driving is given especially harsh punishment in the U.K. Composing text messages at the moment of a collision is not even necessary to evoke harsh criminal punishment in the event of an accident. Reading or composing text messages “over a period of time” is considered a “gross unavoidable distraction” exposing the wrongdoer to the same type of punishment available for those driving while drunk or high on drugs.

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