For those who believe in multitasking while driving, be aware—your options are becoming more and more limited. First there were bans on using your cell phone while driving; then texting became forbidden; and now NO FACEBOOK!
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a law that expands the current ban on texting while driving to include accessing social media behind the wheel.
The law prohibits drivers from using “any web-based service that allows individuals to construct a profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and communicate with other members of the site,” with a fine of up to $175 for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent offenses.
Wouldn’t it be easier to just call it “reckless driving” if you were doing anything other than driving while driving? I see people putting on makeup, fixing their hair, checking a map and even reading the newspaper in rush hour traffic. All of these things are currently legal to do in all 50 states.
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