Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ban texting while driving? Not so fast...

Blogger and activist Kaye Beach has a great post today on a texting-while-driving ban proposed by State Rep. Danny Morgan (D-Prague).

No one will argue that texting while driving is a good idea, it’s not.

When I started EMT school the first heartbreaking wreck I was exposed to was caused by a young driver fiddling with her phone.  Naturally my immediate reaction was “there ought to be a law….”

While my views about texting or talking and driving have not changed since 2007, my views about lawmaking have. I have been educated over the last 3 years that I have spent primarily trying to put a damper on intrusive legislation.

Read the rest of her post here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My opinion is laws are not made to punish people, they are made to protect people. Some may feel they have a "right" to text while driving, but what about the rights of all the other people on the road?


Bobbie McAuliffe
Poteau