2) Re: 2009 House Bill 4370 (Ban driving while using hand-held cell phone ) by Lex87 on March 29, 2010
The TV show Mythbusters did a test and proved that talking on a cell
phone while driving is unsafe and is destracting for the driver.
personally can't seee that any conversation is important enought that
we can't wait to pull over and call the person back. If you are on the interstate and there isn't somewhere to pull off close by then oh well! A car is a dangerous machine our focus should be on driving it.
3) Re: 2009 House Bill 4370 (Ban driving while using hand-held cell phone ) by FreeSpeaker on March 27, 2010
I agree with both the texting and cell phone bans-but have a question. If you are on an interstate highway, you can't pull off to the shoulder to conduct the conversation-it's against the law-so you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
That "question" (actually an argumentative statement) is nonsense. It overlooks the indisputable fact that you have a choice and full control over the decsion as to whether or not you will converse by cell phone or texting while driving down any road.
I have two objections to this legislation as it now stands.
One, the "no license points" provision in the passed Senate version knocks a lot of the enforcement teeth out of the proposed law.
Second, there is no provision for generating revenues to fund enforcement of this bill if it ultimately becomes law. Without funding, it would/will receive the usual sub-par enforcement. Good enforcement is a key to improving on-the-road safety. So, this is "just another law" on the books to punish drivers after the fact
of a crash.
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