i'd say it differs slightly in that the hearing of the things is not deemed expressly harmful, whereas the seeing of pornographic material is.
If I had to choose between my kids hanging out with teenagers that a) listen to neo-nazi music, or b) watch porn, I know which one I would pick. I don't know how anybody could come to the conclusion that listening to hate-filled anti-minority bile is somehow less harmful than watching a couple of consenting adults going after it.
Incidentally, indecency laws are made at the state level apparently.
Not all of them. The FCC censorship decisions are made at the federal level.
The guy "looking at his GPS" said, "I can't look at a map? What's the difference between looking at a paper map and looking at a map on the phone?"
Seriously? He thinks it's OK to do this?! Applying eyeliner, fiddling with phones, swatting at flying ants, switching out 8-tracks, refilling your coffee mug from a Thermos. All of these are dangerous/stupid to do while driving; I've done at least two of them at highway speeds. And I knew damn well I should have just pulled over first. The difference with texting is that you have people who do it habitually -- even continuously -- while driving. That is a big problem.
Carlsen became the youngest ever World No. 1 in 2010 but withdrew from the 2012 championship cycle and so has only now been able to add the World Champion title to his No 1 ranking.
He won three games and lost none, his first two victories came when he was able to convert small advantages in the end game into wins. The third (in game 9) came after an Anand blunder.
People lead busy lives and the prospect of trying to wedge a scary court case into it is enough to just say fuck it and agree to the search so you can go home.
It's the same as the "Do you want to fly today?" tactic used by the TSA. It's terribly effective.
With the exception that the person surfing can sober-up in an instant.
I imagine that the distraction from texting does not magically go away the instant you put down your phone. I wonder if this has been studied.
I have no problem with that. If you are crying so hard your eyes are bloodshot, you should probably pull over. Being incapacitated can take on many different forms. I got into a fender bender once because I couldn't turn my head sufficiently due to neck pain. I was just on my way to Walgreen's to pick up my medication, too.
I have no idea why they would call it a DUI though. Driving under the influence of what? Corticotropin?