State of Tennessee Bans Texting While Driving

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TN Texting while driving ban

Starting Wednesday, July 1st the state of Tennessee has a new state law that prohibits the using text messaging while driving.  This includes texting while at a stop light or traffic light.  People found guilty of texting while driving will be subject to a $50 fine and it will be considered a non-moving traffic violation and point will not be added to violator license.

While texting while driving is banned- driver will still be allowed to use cell phones while driving.

Other new laws in the state of TN starting on July 1, 2009 include the following:

- Colored advertisements are now allowed on buses

- Tennesseans can now have wine shipped to their homes.

- Gun dealers no longer have to take thumbprints when selling guns.

- It is now illegal to wear official military apparel

 

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Rainmaker
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 320-630-6995

I think it is a good idea.  It would have bothered me if I knew how to text.

June 30, 2009 10:26 PM #1
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Good news about the texting, but I think gun dealers should still have to get prints for anyone buying guns.  Seems like a safety issue.

June 30, 2009 10:37 PM #2
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Erik Hitzelberger
RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes - Louisville, KY
Louisville - Middletown Real Estate

It will be a little hard to enforce, but it is a good idea.  I know I have a harder time driving when I'm trying to text :)  With government you never know, but can I assume the fourth law only applies to non-military personnel?

June 30, 2009 10:38 PM #3
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Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

I  can't understand how anyone can text while driving anyway!  Talking on the phone is bad enough!

June 30, 2009 10:43 PM #4
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Christine McInerney
The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
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They say that you can not even text if sitting at a stop sign or stop light.  Makes me rethink the whole "text for info" on my for sale signs.

July 01, 2009 10:17 PM #5
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