Texting While Driving As A Secondary Offense

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A secondary offense means, in most cases, an officer cannot pull over texting drivers unless they violate other laws such as speeding. In many states where enforcement of the law is only allowed as a secondary offense, it is frustrating for police officers to see someone texting while driving and have to let him go. Nonetheless, as mentioned above, messaging while driving is a great menace to the safety of all drivers and pedestrians. If police agencies do not stop drivers who are texting while driving, in some situations, dangerous accidents that are avoidable may occur. Furthermore, texting while driving as a secondary offense does not properly convey the seriousness of this behavior, and it is not strong enough to deter drivers from texting
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