It’s Road-trip Week on Frill Seeker Diary! We’re bringing back all our favorite articles dealing with getting in your car and getting out of town, and welcoming a few new features.
In preparing for our big trip on Friday, we examine a dangerous new past time I’ve gotten into lately, one that spurs constant conversation either in sympathy or rage. That’s right, it’s Twitter… in the car.
We are Twitter maniacs! Seriously, look us up and you’ll see we’re averaging dozens of updates a day, have just under 800 fantastic followers, and swap between mobile and Twitterberry when we’re en route. Being natural travelers, our favorite time to Twitter is on the great open road. Sure, it seems dangerous, but haven’t you ever wanted to share the fantastic resort you just passed by the beach? Or the family of deer crossing behind you? Or how about pulling onto a stretch of wide open road in the mountains? We even frequently Twitter from the drivers seat in heavy traffic (shhh!). It’s bad, yes, but is it against the law?
In New York, Cell phone use without an ear piece is a huge no no, as is texting, but what does the law consider to be the limits? Do we specify what you are using your phone for? What are the laws concerning Twittering on the road? How long before laws govern mobile video use, MP3′s, and browsers? Is this necessary or should we assume them included in the ‘no phones while driving’ rule?
“Sorry officer, but I wasn’t texting! It’s a social media communication tool via mobile browser!”
What’s your take on Twittering on the road? Let us know via @TravelingAnna!