Y'all know I'm very libertarian when it comes to gubment laws, rules, and regulations but the numbers don't lie and it's pretty obvious to me that distracted driving causes traffic accidents. The distraction? Texting and talking on the cellphone of course. And I am all for laws which would require the damned things be turned off and the device put in the trunk. Oh the HORROR! How will we ever survive?
Well might I remind you that we got along just fine before the age of cellphones and mobile devices and I am sure we would do just fine once again. If you must make a call or send a text, then PULL OFF THE DAMNED ROAD! GEEZ!
Well the federal gubment agency the NTSB wants to ban your use of electronic devices while driving. Here is where the gubment and I part company. This should be an issue where the STATES pass these laws, not the FEDERAL GUBMENT. The feds have no business whatsoever sticking their noses in this one. Like I said I am very libertarian about most issues of gubment regulation, but this behavior is a direct threat to other drivers in much the same manner as driving drunk. It should be banned.
It is funny but while I was composing this post, there was a woman on Facebook texting and telling the world that she just called 911 to report an old lady driving 80 mph on the highway. Of course it never dawned on her that her texting while driving was equally as dangerous. Perhaps she should have reported herself to the 911 operator......SIGH. Yeah, it was REAL IMPORTANT that everyone on Facebook be alerted to the 80 mph granny.