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    Extending the CA Ban To Bicyclists: Texting/Talking While On-The-Road = Stiffer Fines

    Yakking on the phone will prove to be harder to do when you are perched on any sort of wheels. Higher fines will encroach on the joys of using the road-even for the lowly cyclist. Perhaps we will be the safer for it-as the argument for it in the following article:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-texting-driving-20110426,0,5114177.story

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-ca-bicyclists-hand-held-cell-phone-ban,0,6735680.story
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    I ride my bike to NOT have to talk on my phone, my bike time is "me" time and I don't feel like I am missing out by waiting to return a call. But I don't feel like this law really needs to be applied to cyclist as there is less potential to be riding a 3k LB bike at 65mph. Is this less about the phone thing and more about the Ipod/mp3 player deal? Sorry If im just not informed.

    As for cars, I guess when I see a person talking on their phone while driving I kind of assume that the person feels that their conversation is much more important then the people they could potentially run into, or the line of cars behind them.

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    Well you can always say there are no laws against stupidity and yet there they are-- a law against stupidity. Nice.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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