A 24-year-old fashion designer was killed near Oxford when a woman who had just received a text message rear-ended her car at 60 miles an hour.  1226-Texting-540In one of the toughest ruling yet against texting while driving, the young driver, who was texting friends about her encounter with a celebrity was remanded for 21 months to a high-security women’s prison.  Read more:

Driven to Distraction – Britain Sets Tough New Laws for Texting While Driving – Series – NYTimes.com

While smart phones are taking off and the war between the iPhone versus the Blackberry continue, one this is becoming very clear, texting while driving is meeting with harsh opposition abroad and here in the Unites States.  “Nearly all Americans say sending a text message while driving should be illegal, and about half say texting while behind the wheel should be punished at least as harshly as drunken driving”, according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll.

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