In New York State alone more than 10,000 tickets were issued to drivers from 14Dec12-31Dec2012. These violations included speeding tickets, seat belt violations, DWI Arrests and other such driving violations. I love to speed on my cycle but understand why the rules of the road need to be enforced. I wish the police would spend less time on enforcing speeding offenses and go after individuals who Text While Driving. I have no data on this but I have to believe that trying to spell out words on a little phone while driving 65 MPH is much more dangerous than speeding. I think the penalty for texting while driving should be just as severe as DWI. This may seem rather harsh but that’s how dangerous I feel the texting threat is while on the open road. People who text while driving suffer from TACS (Texting Ass Clown Syndrome). Help stop TACS, and put your phone down while driving.
I guess I am a bit of a hypocrite b/c I believe that speeding offenses should be less harsh. To go beyond that I don’t believe we should have speed limits on many major American highways.
So what do you feel is more dangerous, Texting While Driving or Speeding?
I do know one thing. If I am going to get pulled over I would rather get a ticket from a Motorcycle Patrol Unit rather than a normal Patrol Car.