Text Recipients Can Be Liable In Driving Accidents


Person using cell phone while driving.

Person using cell phone while driving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What that means is if you continue texting with someone who is driving and the driver gets into an accident, you can be legally guilty

‘Drivers in New Jersey were left stunned, after state Appeals Court judges found that when a driver is texting and causes an accident, the recipient of the texts can also be held liable for negligence.

‘As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Tuesday night, the decision stemmed from a 2009 accident where a 17-year-old girl texted a friend just before that friend crashed his pickup truck into a Morris County couple on a motorcycle.

‘The man and woman on the motorcycle, David and Linda Kubert, both lost parts of their legs. They sued not only the truck’s driver, but also the girl who was texting him…’
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UK Officials Consider Banning Tiny Mobile Phones
‘The world’s smallest phones are not welcomed in the UK according to the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Trading Standards Board. Officials have advised retailers to stop selling miniature cell phones because they were targeted at prisoners. Prisoners are not allowed to have mobile phones in the UK and the country have even considered jamming cellular signals in order to prevent prisoners from conducting illegal activities while incarcerated.

‘Officials are also citing concerns over fire potentials…’

New Beatles Album Uncovered Thru Philippine Facebook
‘In an era when nearly every new album is leaked in one form or another, it should come as little surprise that a forthcoming release of new material from The Beatles was unearthed by some very savvy Internet sleuths.

‘Apparently set for a November release, Australian-based Beatles blog WogBlog discovered the information thanks to a quietly placed post on the MCA Music – Philippines (MCA is owned by Universal Records, which own the rights to The Beatles catalog) Facebook page a few weeks ago…’
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Chef’s Ninja Moves Are Deliciously Dangerous [Video]
‘Benihana’s got nothing on who is possibly the coolest chef you’ll ever see. Between his hip dance moves, techno soundtrack and — most of all — daredevil knife moves (starting around the 0:46 mark in the video, above), this fellow deserves every tip he gets.

See also: Shirtless, Mustachioed Man Is a Hacky Sack God

‘While we don’t know who this man is, or where he comes from, we can absolutely say that he is popular — and for good reason. Entitled “Shawarma master,” the video has picked up more than 400,000 views since hitting YouTube on Tuesday…’
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