From the Albuquerque Journal.
..Senate Bill 19 would allow law enforcement officers to write a citation
for drivers seen using cellphones to write or read text messages or
other written content while driving or stopped in traffic. The bill,
approved on a bipartisan vote in the Senate Public Affairs Committee on
Tuesday, calls for a $25 fine for a first offense and a $50 fine for
In other news KOAT-7 in Albuquerque tells us that a man convicted of killing a motorcyclist and seriously injuring the passenger on the bike in 2006 while driving drunk is back in jail for hitting yet another motorcycle, killing the rider and injuring the passenger while driving drunk. The KOAT story can be read online without a subscription. A more recent KOAT story tells us the suspect, who is being held on $500k cash only bond, has entered a not guilty plea.
Be careful out there.