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Tieup raises question: Is texting while stopped in traffic against the law?

Traffic on Interstate 93 north was stop and go for miles while emergency crews scrambled to repair potholes in Medford last week. Traffic on Interstate 93 north was stop and go for miles while emergency crews scrambled to repair potholes in Medford last week. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / August 8, 2010

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The gaping potholes that snarled traffic on Interstate 93 north in Medford last week raised lots of questions about state transportation policy. Among the more arcane: Would the folks who were sending text messages while stuck in traffic have been breaking the law, if the state’s just-passed ban on texting while driving were already in effect? (Full article: 1391 words)

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