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Louisiana outlaws social media while driving

GasBuddy Blog -- To folks unfamiliar with Louisiana, you might be mistaken to judge prematurely based on the images and impressions created in popular culture... Yes, the Mardi Gras is a blast and the people in New Orleans along with the music and food make it an experience beyond compare but if you think the prevailing attitude is that 'anything goes' ...think again.

According to the Times-Picayune, a new state law banning the use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook, while driving, will go into effect today, August 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill into law on May 30 after lawmakers approved it during the 2013 legislative session.

State law already banned texting while driving but did not address the use of social media sites...


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SamGet
Rookie Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2013 4:47:31 PM

Would this then include GasBuddy? ("any web-based service that allows individuals to construct a profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and communicate with other members of the site.")
Cmpletehands
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 3:54:41 PM

I'm okay with that
roostermillard
Rookie Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 3:03:28 PM

Way to go Gov. Bobby Jindal! Too many young people are dying in car accidents because they seem to be unwilling to put their twitter and facebook down while driving. This will save lives.
GOGUYGO
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 8:30:03 AM

common sense is not so common!
GOGUYGO
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 8:28:28 AM

much needed and about time.

talking is normal while driving, not holding a phone. NOT looking at a entertainment screen, smart phone.
SmkyPlyr984
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 7:36:25 PM

lol@crackbook,,,,,
zibek
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 7:59:13 PM

ok
tclbbs
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 11:59:23 AM

Common sense people. COMMON SENSE! If you aren't supposed to text and drive, then surely you should not use Crackbook or Twitter, or any of the other sites whilst driving.
mattsage
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 10:04:45 AM

Ok
BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 9:38:58 AM

When social media is outlawed, only outlaws will use social media.
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 8:11:09 AM

Lets hope they enforce it
bad_sailor
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:45:29 AM

Heard it.
scubadaniel
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:34:36 AM

blah blah, yada. yada
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:34:32 AM

old
Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:33:20 AM

Yesterday's news
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:32:30 AM

This should be common sense
rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:32:28 AM

Does NPR count as social media?
cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:31:12 AM

make it a national law
ARMADA157
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:30:31 AM

The United States outlaws social media while driving. Sometime I think I am the only one who knows how to drive.
fordfan1
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:30:17 AM

This only makes sense!!!!
JSX515
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:29:53 AM

Old AND UNRELATED to fuel prices.
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:29:12 AM

Interesting!

Gasoline prices?
muddawgs
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:28:41 AM

GIVE IT A BREAK
THIS IS NOT A HUGE ISSUE
LIKE THE ECONOMY AND THE SURGING INFLATION IN THIS STATE
THIS IS NOT A HUGE ISSUE LIKE THE LACK OF JOBS IN THIS STATE
WE NEED TO QUIT TRYING TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT IN THIS COUNTRY
AND GET DOWN TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
LIKE REBUILDING AMERICA
FROM FAMILY VALUES TO THE ECONOMY
WE NEED TO RESTORE AMERICA TO ITS GREATNESS
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:28:03 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:27:45 AM

old
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:27:35 AM

old
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:27:14 AM

old
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:26:56 AM

Yesterday's OLD news...
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:25:51 AM

right
gws2980
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:25:20 AM

How will they know.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:24:35 AM

Lets see how you going to enforce them? Post a ticket on their Face book wall or tweet a ticket???
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:24:15 AM

They are ahead of most states
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:23:59 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:23:36 AM

Old
Thomtec
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:22:53 AM

Oh ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:22:38 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:22:33 AM

Thanks
Nickel2005
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:21:58 AM

But you can still watch a movie
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:20:31 AM

Good luck with enforcement.
VDubBill
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:20:19 AM

Enforce the current laws. You can write plenty of tickets for careless driving while using a phone. All my current near misses were by drivers, with phone in hand, doing improper lane changes, tailgating, failure to yield, etc. I almost got rear-ended twice yesterday and, yep, I saw both holding phones when they got that "O.S." moment.

[Edited by: VDubBill at 8/2/2013 6:22:15 AM EST]
AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:20:17 AM

All states should!
dar 1
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:19:54 AM

GOOD FOR THEM.......
bikechuck
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:19:24 AM

Laws for stupid drivers.
Ratso
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:18:00 AM

Best idea ...if you need to use the service, pull off the road and let me pass your car ! :]
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:17:46 AM

can't fix stupid, or outlaw it.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:17:39 AM

outlawing stupidity won't eliminate it
biggyhy
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:16:53 AM

Great
jppezz
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:15:26 AM

Every state should do this.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:14:13 AM

Yesterday's news.
sappie
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:12:33 AM

put down the phone.
riverrd
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 6:12:32 AM

Old news.
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