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How Is This Not Already A Law?

Posted By Dave Goldstein On May 21, 2009 @ 11:38 am In The Download | No Comments

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood went on television last night to announce his support for a law banning mass transit operators from sending text messages while on the job:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/30862637#30862637 [1]

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News [2], World News [3], and News about the Economy [4]

Despite recent collisions involving text messaging in Boston [5], San Antonio [6], and the tragic train crash [7] in California last year, there has yet to be any national action taken to address this issue.
I for one have no idea how this isn’t currently illegal, but I’m glad the government may be finally looking into banning [8] mass transit workers from texting at work.

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[1] http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/30862637#30862637: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/30862637#30862637

[2] Breaking News: http://www.msnbc.msn.com

[3] World News: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032507

[4] News about the Economy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032072

[5] Boston: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520243,00.html

[6] San Antonio: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/04/30/nr.sanchez.tx.bus.crash.cnn

[7] train crash: http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0152835520081002

[8] banning: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11_localnews_090511_BusDriversTexting.186718b3.html

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