Driving While 'Intexticated': Texting, Driving, and Punishment

Date

2014

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Argues that texting while driving presents a special danger to society for which preventive solutions are needed. Highlights a variety of societal responses that might be possible through education approaches. Briefly outlines the problems associated with texting, explains the legal basis on which homicide charges might be brought, and suggests some less drastic alternatives for dealing with the problem.

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Keywords

Texting and driving, Multitasking, Justifications for punishment, Digital culture, Distracted drivers, Anti-texting laws, Penalties for texting while driving, Distracted driving

Citation

Russell L. Weaver & and Steven L Friedland, Driving While 'Intexticated': Texting, Driving, and Punishment, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 101 (2014-2015)