Reason one why the new texting law doesn't get it right: most texters will not stop doing it. The law needs to have a stiffer penalty.
This law will stop many drivers from texting, which is terrific. However, many isn't all; nor is it most. Drivers, especially teens, will continue to text and drive.
Also, there should be a law that drivers can no longer talk on the phone. I believe there has to be. If not, when a driver is dialing a number, he or she could be accused of texting. The law has to be broadened tremendously for it to be effective.
The penalty for texting while driving has to be stiffer. How about a night in jail along with the fine?
What if someone texting while driving blows through a red light, killing someone in a head-on collision. If this person had never been caught texting before, would he or she get the $100 fine? No, they should be charged with manslaughter.