Tulsa Attorney Blog 3 Posts Tagged 'texting and driving'
Oklahoma’s texting and driving law includes ambiguities similar to those in an Indiana law a federal court called “largely inefficacious” and “probably wrong. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said a police officer who sees a driver holding a cell phone has no reasonable basis to suspect the driver is illegally texting and driving.
Oklahoma law allows police to write a full time and attention to driving traffic ticket only when a distracted driver poses a specific danger or is involved in an accident. Police in Durant had cited drivers for such dubious distractions as eating a hamburger while driving and for having a dog in the front seat.
Texting and driving is now widely recognized as a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers. In New Jersey, it is no longer just the distracted driver using a cell phone who can get into legal trouble for a car crash; the person on other end of the phone sending text messages to the driver can also […]