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This whole topic is kind of a joke in my eyes. First they banned the use of a handheld cellphone. So what did we do? We texted. Now they wanna ban that? Go ahead, but only if you allow the use of handheld cellphones.
Here they ban cell without bluetooth but keep the psl as before :100 kms,
land of boredom with plenty of left lane lovers
In fact it became more dangerous than before due to high frustration ,
the game now is high acceleration with high braking rates
O divine art of subtlety and secrecy!
Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible;
and hence hold the enemy's fate in our hands.
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War, c. 500bc
Studies have shown that it's not the holding of the phone that's the distraction, it's the conversation. I'd like to see a law that requires drivers to take the battery out of the cell phone and store it in the trunk, like you have to do with a handgun.
My problem isn't the ban. My problem is Constitutionally this isn't up to the fed's to decide. Its a state issue.
I would be fine with a texting ban. If I have a phone call to make I will just make it short (even though I have hands-free built into my car) and my phone has a mode that allows me to auto-reply to any texts I receive with "I am driving, I will get back to you as soon as I can." It's that easy
In general, I feel as though people need to take more caution when using their phones. I can't tell you how many close calls I have had because someone did something stupid that was on the phone.
I see the point of the state v. federal issue - but states rights kind of went out of the window with the end of the Civil War.
If you read the story, it states "America is to ban truck and bus drivers from texting as it tries to catch up with much of the developed world in mobile phone road safety."
Instead of all the drivers...? FAIL.
Phail indeed....Sounds like a compromise that was made in order to get the laws passed, similar to the texting bill in Missouri...
Apparently once you are 21 it becomes safe to text and drive. Who knew?
I don't think it was clear that this only was for trucks and busses. I didn't read the article - I don't think he did either.