Friday, January 26, 2007

1SSB 17:Careless Driving Defined

274 41-6a-1715. Careless driving defined and prohibited.

275 A person operating a motor vehicle is guilty of careless driving if the person:
276 (1) commits two or more moving traffic violations under Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic
277 Code, in a series of acts within a single continuous period of driving: or
278 (2) commits a moving traffic violation under Title 41, Chapter 6a, Traffic Code, while
279 being distracted by one or more activities not related to the operation of a motor vehicle,
280 including:
281 (a) using a wireless telephone or other electronic device;
282 (b) eating, drinking, or smoking;
283 (c) physically attending to a passenger;
284 (d) searching for an item in the vehicle; or
285 (e) attending to personal hygiene or grooming.
I can hear it now.

"Ma'am, could you hang up the phone please. I'm ticketing you for rear-ending that car in front of you. But, also for the diaper change, Big Gulp, and nail polish on your toes. "

"No, I can't hold your cigarette while you get in your glove box."