I have to agree with Governor Perdue’s concerns over the proposed texting law. The law, as written, poorly thinks out existing technologies. While the intention is good and there is public support for it, it would put police in a terrible position.
Do you know how fast I can jump from SMS to Google Maps on my iPhone? Or email to the phone?
The phone and maps are perfectly fine. So when the cop pulls you over, all you have to do is say you weren’t texting, you were pressing the numbers on the phone to dial.
The law just cannot be practically enforced without a complete hands-free ban.