Texting and driving is stupid. Yes? No? More than likely yes in almost every situation of course.
A new law fining you $100 for texting while driving, then an addtional $200 for further infractions is pricey.
How does the Police enforce such a law?
They can't. They can take a picture, but that doesnt mean you werent checking the time, or a map. It doesn't mean you were taking a picture. It doesnt mean you were reading the serial number off of the phone.
It's a judgement call.
It's a money grab.
It's a political posturing event during an election year.
What a stupid law. An no I don't support texting while driving. People that do that are dumb.
This, just like the smoking ban is just wrong. Another infringment on our individual liberties. The state (aka daddy) always knows what is best for everyone. You are too stupid to not text and drive, so we need laws to enforce it.
I shutter when people claim how happy they are that a new law restricting liberty is put in place. It drives me nuts. To them, the ends always justifies the means.
Spare the crap about accidents. Please. Next they will ban day dreaming, bill boards, bumper stickers, the radio, and everyhing else that can distract a driver all in the name of "safety".
Why doesn't everyone instead educate people about the harmfull effects of texting while driving? Noooooo...we need to collect money, because that's the only way people will not do it. Right.