The penalties rise as it becomes clear that texting is more dangerous than drink driving. In the UK the penalties are increased and they can tell if you were texting during an accident, which means very heavy penalty, quite rightly.
Technically its difficult to know if it's the passenger who is texting. Hopefully social pressure will work, I think it was a big factor in cutting drunk driving. It would help if dramas on television would avoid the casual use of phones while driving too.
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When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
Originally Posted by Ken G