Hunter S. Thompson to Blame for Orange County's Texting Behind the Wheel Obsession
Of course, it's common knowledge that we continue ignoring the law due to the example set by the original texting driver, Hunter S. Thompson.
But the Auto Club survey found gonzo journalists are not the most likely to be texting behind the wheel, young women are. The percentage of young women texting was 4.3 percent, compared to 2.1 percent of young men.
Drivers caught texting face a $20 fine for their first offense and no points on their driving records. The buzzkilling Auto Club, which is headquartered in Costa Mesa, says its survey proves those penalties must be increased and law enforcement must do a better job of enforcing the no-texting law.