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Hands On The Wheel, Please

By Tankboy in News on Sep 10, 2008 5:07PM

As we mentioned earlier, the city is getting totally down with text messaging. Just don't read those messages while you're driving, and hells to the no should you ever respond to them, especially if Alderman Burke's proposal to make doing so illegal passes the city council. He wants to ban text messaging and surfing the internet on mobile devices a crime while driving within the city limits. Now this is the point where we would usually say something snarky about curtailing our freedoms or bold attempts to fatten the city's coffers, but we have to admit it's actually a good idea. [S-T]