Commentary: Threat of Civil Liabilities for Text Senders in Crash Cases

By The Rockland Journal News, N.Y. | September 6, 2013

  • September 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    Cheetoh Mulligan says:
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    OMG, this is crazy! How can you blame the sender, and how can you prove the sender knows the person is driving and the person will respond. It is up to each individual to police themselves. Put down the phone and drive the car, and be alert!!!

    • September 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm
      Jon says:
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      It’s beyond ridiculous.

      Not only does the ruling take responsibility out of the hands of the tortfeasor (you know, the one driving, and making the conscious decision to text) but how do you even provide liability coverage for the text sender? HO cover it? Auto? Is it dependant on where the sender is at the time of the sending?

      Horrible idea.

  • September 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Jack Allen says:
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    Liberals! LOL

    • September 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
      youngin' says:
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      Which kind? Democrat liberals or Republican liberals?

  • September 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    Skip says:
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    You should not DT and drive. Drink and Text.

  • September 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Skip from TX says:
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    You cannot DT and Drive. Drink and Text.

  • September 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    youngin' says:
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    Also, this ruling is dumb. Usually when I send a text, I expect the recipient to read it only when it is safe. I’m not going to wait until I know they’re not driving, that’s stupid. If I want my wife to pick up a gallon of milk on her way home from the doctor, I’m going to text her when I think of it and let her make the decision of whether and when to read the text.

    Nuts.

  • September 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    Rusty says:
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    Another attempt to shift personal responsibility for one’s own actions onto others. With decisions like this, along with making food companies responsible for obesity, pretty soon no one will be responsible for their own bad choices or anything they do to themselves or others.



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