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September 22, 2009

STATES PROHIBIT CAR TEXTING, THEN OFFER TWITTER TRAFFIC UPDATES

Fox DC - Fiddling with your iPhone behind the wheel can get you fined across much of the nation. But many states are more than happy to tweet you with up-to-the-minute directions on how to steer clear of a traffic jam.. . . At least 22 states that ban texting while driving offer some type of service that allows motorists to get information about traffic tie-ups, road conditions or emergencies via Twitter .

2 Comments:

Blogger xilii said...

Sounds ironic, but the tweets are probably designed for passengers to read to the driver.

September 23, 2009 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah - it's just a cute way of boosting the revenue from moving violations.

September 24, 2009 12:11 AM  

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