Skip to comments.Washington Has A Habit Of Trying To Fix What Isn't Broken
Posted on 04/30/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
Nanny State: The Obama administration's Secretary of Meddling continues his senseless war against cellphone use in cars. Don't the busybodies in Washington ever tire of coming up with solutions in search of a problem?
Ray LaHood, who is actually Transportation secretary and a one-time a Republican congressman, wants to ban talking and texting on cellphones on every road and street in the country. Not only is this a local issue and not a federal case, it is also a fix that isn't needed.
Look at the data. The effort to ban cellphone use by drivers is based on a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration finding that says 3,000 were killed across the country last year in traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. But distracted driving is more than cellphone use.
Distracted-driving fatalities are caused by activities that include talking to passengers, using electric razors, apply cosmetics, looking at a wreck in the next lane, trying to find an address and daydreaming. Where are the campaigns to shut down any of these practices?
Eating and drinking behind the wheel, something we all do, is the worst offense. They cause 80% of all car wrecks. Slugging coffee is responsible for most of them.
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They also have a nasty habit of breaking things, JUST SO that they can come in and fix it.
While I do not support Federal action on this, I do support 1 year complete ban on driving for texting while driving. 3 months in jail 2nd offense, and lifetime ban on driving for 3rd offense.
There is no problem so great that government can’t make even worse.
Silly IBD... You don’t try to fix something that’s broken. What if it stays broken? Then who gets the blame? You do, of course. The trick is to fix things that aren’t broken. That way, when they’re still not broken, you get to claim credit for fixing them.
It’s really quite simple.
I said I do not want it to be a Federal issue. However I would support any state make that call.