Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Nine Out of 10 Would Be Wrong
Here’s the headline as posted by Yahoo! News: Nine in 10 Americans say ban texting while driving
There is no doubt in my mind that if an individual is behind the wheel of a car they should not be fussing around texting messages via their cell phone or other electronic device, because they’re not paying attention to the road. You see individuals doing this all the time, though, and their texting typically interferes with smooth traffic flow as they tap, tap, tap away at their cell phones and such and neglect the accelerator or drift over into another lane or off the shoulder of the road. Idiots.
Even though these texting individuals are idiots, and a nuisance and a hazard, a law restricting texting would simply be a window dressing hastily installed to appeal to the just as idiotic nine out of 10 clamoring Americans who appeal to the state for every little thing.