The texting while driving ban in Nebraska passed in April making it a so-called secondary offense, much like the seat belt law. Fines can reach $500.
I have chosen to write about the article entitled "New law cracks down on texting and driving" by Erik Dodge. I care about the issue because it affects everyone in our community, including my family and myself. Texting and driving is a serious issue that can affect an individual’s life traumatically, changing a life in seconds.
According to the article, driving while texting is considered distracted driving and caused many fatalities in 2009. A price can not be put on a person’s life, so I think the fine amounts of $200 for the first offense, $300 for the second and $500 for all succeeding offenses is accurate. Our society is changing. Individuals are texting instead of communicating verbally.
I think that rules and regulations need to be put into place to maintain order. Many individuals are not aware that a simple stare at their message can cause serious consequences. We all fall at some point or another, but I think that it is important to really evaluate ourselves and be aware that a selfish act can really put individuals in a position that they may not want to be in.